Past Events at the University of Washington

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Past Events

  • 19-Apr-07

Scheduling, Percolation, and the Worm Order

When can you schedule a multi-step process without having to take backward steps? Critical are an old concept called "submodularity", a new structure called the "worm order", and a variation of what physicists call "percol   more››

Scientific Event

  • 17-Apr-07

Recent developments on the well-posedness of dispersive equations

We will review the progress in the last 20 years on the well-posedness theory of dispersive equations, concentrating in the case of the Korteweg- de Vries equation to illustrate it. We will then describe some of the current challenges in the area,   more››

Scientific Event

  • 10-Apr-07

Quantum Mechanics, the Stability of Matter, and Quantum

Ordinary matter is held together with electromagnetic forces, and the dynamical laws governing the constituents (electrons and nuclei) are those of quantum mechanics. These laws, found in the beginning of last century, were able to account for the   more››

Scientific Event

  • 9-Apr-07

10th Anniversary Speaker Series 2007

The peculiar quantum-mechanical properties of the ground states of Bose gases that were predicted in the early days of quantum-mechanics have been verified experimentally relatively recently. The mathematical derivation of these properties from Sc   more››

Scientific Event

  • 30-Mar-07

A Phragmen-Lindelof and Saint Venant principle in harmonic analysis

Let S be a linear space of vector valued functions u(y) on the half-line whose values belong to some Banach space. We suppose that S is translation invariant; that is, if u(y) belongs to S, so does u(y+t) for all t>0. S is called 'interior comp   more››

Scientific Event

  • 29-Jan-07

Statistical modeling in setting air quality standards

The earth's atmosphere is a stochastic complex system which includes amongst other things pollution fields some of which derive from anthropogenic sources. Because of their negative health impacts, these fields are now the subject to regulation. H   more››

Scientific Event

  • 11-Jan-07

On Some of the Differences Between Z and Z^2 in Dynamics

Around 1970 it was discovered that measure preserving actions of Z^2 on probability spaces can have remarkably different properties from Z-actions, i.e. from actions of single transformations. Many of these differences can be described as 'rigidit   more››

Scientific Event

  • 10-Jan-07

Emergence and Flocking

We give a mathematical model with ordinary differential equations and the graph laplacian towards the problem: what decentralized mechanisms give rise to common features as language? A critical exponent plays a role in this deterministic setting.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 9-Jan-07

Topology, data and vision

Large data sets usually have some geometric core. We give some results toward understanding that core.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 20-Nov-06

Feature Selection through Lasso: model selection consistency and the BLasso algorithm

Information technology advances are making data collection possible in most if not all fields of science and engineering and beyond. Statistics as a scientific discipline is challenged and enriched by the new opportunities resulted from these high   more››

Scientific Event

  • 12-Oct-06
  • 23-Oct-06

Northwest Probability Seminar

Northwest Probability Seminars are one-day mini-conferences held at the University of Washington and organized in collaboration with the Oregon State University, the University of Brit   more››

Scientific Event

  • 6-Sep-06
  • 9-Sep-06

Stability and instability of nonlinear waves

Stability plays an essential role in many branches of science and engineering, including several aspects of fluid mechanics, high-speed transmission of information, and feasibility of MHD fusion devices. The objective of the workshop is to g   more››

Scientific Event

  • 7-Aug-06
  • 11-Aug-06

International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications

The main topics of the conference will be: Stochastic analysis and its applications Markov processes, including jump type processes and measure-valued processes Dirichlet forms Analysis on fractals and percolation clusters These areas are strong   more››

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