## Past Events at the University of British Columbia

### Past Events

- 3-May-06

The first part of the talk gives a survey about BSDE. Linear BSDE have been introduced by Bismuth (1973) in Control Theory. The existence of solutions for Lipschitz BSDE was proven by Peng, and for quadratic BSDE by Lepeltier/San Martin and by Kob more››

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- 1-May-06

Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2006

Mixed Hodge structures on the cohomology of theta divisors more››

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- 26-Apr-06

Renormalization analysis of hierarchically interacting two-type branching models

Linearly interacting diffusions model the evolution of colonies of populations. When the interaction kernel is of an appropriate form and the diffusions are indexed by the hierarchical group, the large scale space-time behavior of the system exhib more››

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- 26-Apr-06

MITACS Math Biology Seminar 2006

A fundamental attribute of living cells is their ability to move. I will talk about two forms of biological motion driven by different physical mechanisms. The polymerization of the protein, actin, appears to be the source of the propulsive force more››

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- 24-Apr-06
- 25-Apr-06

Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2006

Title: On the motive of a Shimura variety Speaker: Arvind Nair (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) Date and Time: Monday, April 24 2006, 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Location: West Mall Annex Room 11 more››

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- 20-Apr-06

Wavelet techniques for processing multifractal signals

Multifractal analysis has been successfully applied to many types of signals, starting from turbulence velocity fields, and then extending to traffic, economic and medecine signals. In each case, it supplies new parameters which allow for a fine c more››

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- 19-Apr-06

Bootstrap Percolation in d Dimensions

Modified bootstrap percolation is a very simple cellular automaton model for nucleation and growth. Sites in the cube {1,...,L}^d are initially occupied independently with probability p. At subsequent steps, an unoccupied site becomes occupied if more››

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- 12-Apr-06

Edge Reinforced Random Walk: How long till attracting edge? more››

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- 12-Apr-06

Polarisation and cell movement: a multiscale modelling approach

Cell motility is a complex phenomenon, in which the cytoskeleton and its major constituent, actin, play an essential role. To understand the intricated interplay which brings about cell motility, we use a multiscale modelling approach in a 2D model o more››

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- 11-Apr-06

Channel Assignments in Infinite Graph

We study quaternionic (especially hyperkahler) analogues of Lerman's symplectic cut construction. In low dimensions this can be physically interpreted as adding a brane to a hyperkahler manifold more››

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- 10-Apr-06

- 8-Apr-06
- 10-Apr-06

Speaker: Skip Garibaldi Title: Cohomological invariants Abstract: The most familiar example of a cohomological invariant is the discriminant of a separable field extension or of a quadratic form. The subject of this more››

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- 6-Apr-06

A talk by Melanie West (Co-founder of Tiz Media Foundation and Originator of MindRap)

MindRap uses an innovative learning process that involves technology, music, art, performing, writing, collaboration, culture, self-esteem, and mentoring. High school students learn how to create animated multimedia modules that include their own art more››

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- 6-Apr-06

Climate Risk, Securitization, and Equilibrium Bond Pricing

We propose a method of pricing financial securities written on non-tradable underlyings such as temperature or precipitation levels. To this end, we analyze a financial market where agents are exposed to financial and non-financial risk factors. The more››

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- 5-Apr-06

Pathwise uniqueness for parabolic stochastic pde's

Consider the SPDE: du/dt=u''+g(u)dW/dtdx where dW/dtdx is space-time white noise and g is Holder continuous of index h. It is shown that if 2h^3-h > 3/4 then pathwise uniqueness holds. The proof is an infinite dimensional extension of the Yamada-W more››

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- 5-Apr-06

Commuting Elements in Lie Groups

In this talk we discuss the topology and geometry of the space of pairs of commuting elements in a Lie group. We will see part of the work of Adem and Cohen on SU(2) as well as some recent advances in the case of U(2). more››

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- 5-Apr-06

A Reward Model for Mate Choice and Sexual Selection

Females are the choosy sex, their choice being made on the basis of the quality of the males. The benefits they receive from the males for the offspring are either indirect, for example good genes, or direct, such as territories, male parental care a more››

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- 1-Apr-06
- 3-Apr-06

Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia) A Stringy Product for Twisted Orbifold K-theory Given an orbifold X with inertia orbifold LX, we construct a product for the twisted K-theory of LX which extends the orbifol more››

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- 6-Jun-04
- 8-Jun-04

International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning

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- 1-Jan-70

Numerical Ricci Flow in Computer Science, Geometry, and Physics

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