## Scientific Lectures

- 18-Nov-08

Obstruction for the existence of prescribed curvature hypersurfaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 13-Nov-08

Statistical analysis of Illness Death and Semi-competing Risk Data more››

University of British Columbia

- 4-Nov-08

Gluing Constructions of Special Lagrangians more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Oct-08

On a MEMS model involving a fourth order elliptic equation more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Oct-08

2008-09 IAM-PIMS-MITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series - 02

Transport and Mixing in Complex Fluids more››

University of British Columbia

- 14-Oct-08

- 29-Sep-08

2008-09 IAM-PIMS-MITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series - 01

Hydrodynamic Instabilities Mediated by Active Interfaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 26-Sep-08

The Plane With Density r^p and The Poincaré Conjecture

Putting a density (as in calculus or physics) on the plane can make for some interesting geometry. Perelman used such an idea in his proof of the Poincaré conjecture. No prerequisites. more››

University of Calgary

- 25-Sep-08

Special PIMS Speaker Series - What's new for Microstructure?

We don't call it the Stone Age because we use stones. Any biped can do this. We call it the Stone Age because we fabricated stone tools. This require tool stones, special because of their microstructural texture. So what's new for microstructure? Jus more››

University of Victoria

- 25-Sep-08

The idea of putting a density on a manifold has appeared throughout mathematics, recently in Perelman's paper on the Poincaré Conjecture. The prime example is Gauss space: R^n with Gaussian density. Despite interesting progress, the geometry of mani more››

University of Calgary

- 23-Sep-08

Superquadratic curvature functionals and approximation of the Willmore energy more››

University of British Columbia

- 16-Sep-08

The mean value property of harmonic functions in weighted spaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 7-Aug-08

40 Years of Linear Algebra and Optimization at Stanford

I came to Stanford in 1967 as a very green graduate student (not in today's ecological sense). Computer Science was a new department, as was Operations Research. The CS qualifying exams allowed 3 out of 5 topics, including numerical analysis. more››

University of British Columbia

- 26-Jun-08

Optimal and better transport plans II

We consider the Monge-Kantorovick transport problem in a purely measure theoretic setting, i.e. without imposing continuity assumptions on the cost function. It is known that transport plans which are concentrated on c-monotone sets are optimal, pr more››

University of British Columbia

- 24-Jun-08

Optimal and better transport plans I

We consider the Monge-Kantorovick transport problem in a purely measure theoretic setting, i.e. without imposing continuity assumptions on the cost function. It is known that transport plans which are concentrated on c-monotone sets are optimal, pro more››

University of British Columbia

- 12-Jun-08

Why Simple Algorithms Can Be Complex: Toward a Systematic Study of Algorithms?

Richard Karp has called Computer Science the systematic study of algorithms. This raises the question as to how much the design and analysis of algorithms is a systematic study or science as opposed to say an art form as suggested by the title of Don more››

University of British Columbia

- 9-Jun-08
- 26-Jun-08

Index Theory for Symplectic Matrix Paths with Applications

The fundamental solution of a linear Hamiltonian system is a symplectic matrix path starting from the identity matrix. The study of the index theory of symplectic paths aims at understanding properties of solutions of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems vi more››

University of British Columbia

- 15-May-08

Ptolemy's theorem and extensions

Ptolemy's theorem is where serious trigonometry starts, although it is chords of circles rather than right triangles which are the building blocks. Ptolemy's theorem deals with cyclic quadrilaterals, their sides and the diagonals. In Ptolemy's book, more››

University of British Columbia

- 4-May-08
- 10-May-08

Climate Change Impacts on Ecology and the Environment

This workshop will bring together various experts in order to discuss the relevant issue of climate change. Climate change is a serious force on the world today. Potential impacts include greater intensity in rainf more››

University of Alberta

- 29-Apr-08

On the size of the outermost minimal surface in a compact 3-manifold with a spherical boundary more››

University of British Columbia