University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia PIMS site office is located in the Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC Earth Science Building
Scientific, Summer School
UBC Mathematics Summer Reading Program
May 1 – August 31, 2024
University of British Columbia
What is the SRP? The UBC Mathematics Summer Reading Program (SRP) is a four to six-week program intended for first-year and second-year undergraduates. Students will work in small groups with a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor on a reading...
Scientific, Conference
Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference 2024 - UBC
July 8–12, 2024
University of British Columbia
The University Of British Columbia is pleased to welcome undergraduates in mathematics to the 2024 Canadian Undergraduate Conference from the 8th to the 12th of July at UBC's Vancouver campus. Take the opportunity to present your research, learn from...
Educational, Summer School
Mathematics - Number Ninjas
July 15–19, 2024
University of British Columbia
Calling all aspiring mathematicians! This math enrichment program invites campers to challenge and develop their thinking and creativity skills. The goal of this program is to convey the importance of mathematics in the real world and showcase how...
Educational, Summer School
Mathematics - Number Ninjas
July 22–26, 2024
University of British Columbia
Calling all aspiring mathematicians! This math enrichment program invites campers to challenge and develop their thinking and creativity skills. The goal of this program is to convey the importance of mathematics in the real world and showcase how...
Scientific, Seminar
Kantorovich Initiative Seminar: Robert McCann
July 23, 2024
University of British Columbia
While Einstein’s theory of gravity is formulated in a smooth setting, the celebrated singularity theorems of Hawking and Penrose describe many physical situations in which this smoothness must eventually breakdown. In positive-definite signature...
Scientific, Summer School
UBC Mathematics Summer Reading Program
May 1 – August 31, 2024
University of British Columbia
What is the SRP? The UBC Mathematics Summer Reading Program (SRP) is a four to six-week program intended for first-year and second-year undergraduates. Students will work in small groups with a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor on a reading...
Educational, Summer School
Mathematics - Number Ninjas
July 2–5, 2024
University of British Columbia
Calling all aspiring mathematicians! This math enrichment program invites campers to challenge and develop their thinking and creativity skills. The goal of this program is to convey the importance of mathematics in the real world and showcase how...
Educational, Public Lecture
Future Proofing Our Children
July 6, 2024
University of British Columbia
As AI advances at shocking speed, what is the future of humanity? How should people develop skills that will still be useful in a world filled with automation? The speaker, Carnegie Mellon math professor Po-Shen Loh, traveled to 100 cities last year...
Scientific, Seminar
UBC Math Bio Seminar: Jack Hughes
January 24, 2024
University of British Columbia
Evolutionary game theory is a discipline devoted to studying populations of individuals that are subject to evolutionary pressures, and whose success generally depends on the composition of the population. In biological contexts, individuals could be...
Scientific, Seminar
UBC DG MP PDE Seminar: Gang Zhou
June 27, 2024
University of British Columbia
I will report the progress we made on the ETH approach for quantum measurements. Here E stands for Events, T stands for Trees and H for histories. I will start with presenting some basics of quantum mechanics, for example, the probabilistic nature of...
Scientific, Colloquia
UBC Math Department Colloquium: Neda Abasi
June 10, 2024
University of British Columbia
We study the family of one dimensional piecewise smooth dynamical systems in which two classic theorems are still permanent. One of them is Birkhoff Transitivity Theorem and the other one is Banks, Brooks, Cairns, Davis and Stacey Theorem. Baker like...
Scientific, Seminar
UBC DG MP PDE Seminar: Gang Tian
May 28, 2024
University of British Columbia
In this talk, I will discuss a long-standing problem on type II singularity of Ricc flow. First I recall some known results on long-time behavior of Ricci flow, then I will present our solution to the above problem. I may also discuss a related...
Scientific, Public Lecture
2024 Niven Lecture: Jayadev Athreya
May 28, 2024
University of British Columbia
We'll talk about a piece of mathematics bringing together number theory (Ivan Niven's subject), geometry, and dynamical systems, that exemplify many of the things I love about math - community, diversity, collaboration, beautiful images, and an...
Scientific, Colloquia
UBC Math Department Colloquium: Chi Hoi (Kyle) Yip
May 17, 2024
University of British Columbia
Given a prime power q≡1(mod4), the Paley graph of order q is the graph defined over 𝔽q (the finite field with q elements), such that two vertices are adjacent if and only if their difference is a square in 𝔽q. A clique in the Paley graph over 𝔽q is a...
Scientific, Colloquia
UBC Math Department Colloquium: Fanze Kong
May 17, 2024
University of British Columbia
Reaction-diffusion systems serve as paradigms to describe ubiquitous pattern formation phenomena arising from natural science and social science such as biology, ecology, finance,etc., and have been extensively studied over the past several decades...

Directions

The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor of the Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall). If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor.

Airport to PIMS UBC by Bus

From Vancouver Airport (YVR), take the Canada Line Skytrain to Broadway City Hall Station. Get off the platform and walk up to street level. Cross the street and you should see the #99Bline UBC stop outside the Lululemon store. You can take this bus all the way out to UBC. Detailed route information is available through translink's route planner or via google maps. See translink's fare page for up to date prices.

Airport to PIMS UBC by car

To drive from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to UBC, follow signs for Vancouver City Center when leaving the airport. After crossing the Arthur Laing bridge, follow 70th avenue/Marine Drive all the way out to UBC's Point Grey campus. The PIMS offices are in the Earth Science Building on Main Mall which doesn't permit vehicular traffic. The nearest parking lot (or drop off point for Taxis) is on West Mall near the West Parkade at the intersection of West Mall and Bio. Sciences Road (see this map).

Downtown Vancouver to PIMS UBC by car

When leaving Downtown Vancouver, follow signs for UBC (see this map).

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to PIMS UBC by car

Follow directions for Vancouver airport until you reach the City of Vancouver, then follow the directions above for travelling from the airport.

US Border to PIMS UBC by car

Follow directions for Vancouver until you reach the City of Vancouver, then follow the directions above for travelling to PIMS from the airport. Please make sure you have the correct travel documents and follow instructions

Travelling between UBC and SFU by bus

There are many public transit options for travel between UBC and SFU but please note the universities are at opposite ends of Vancouver (SFU is actually in Burnaby) and travel can take an hour or more. Visit Translink for more travel options.

Staff

Position Name Email Phone # Office
PIMS Site Director - University of British Columbia Brian Marcus marcus@math.ubc.ca +1 (604) 328-1471 Math Building 218
Chief Operations Officer Denise Feighan denise@pims.math.ca (604) 822-1522 Room 4158
Technology Manager Ian Allison iana@pims.math.ca (778) 991-1522 Room 4126
Program and Events Manager Joanne Jiang programs@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3611 Room 4168
Communications Manager Krysten Casumpang communications@pims.math.ca
Communications and Event Assistant Lisa Sammoh lisa@pims.math.ca (604)822-3922 ESB4166
Education Coordinator Melania Alvarez melania@pims.math.ca (604) 822-0404 Room 4164
Executive Assistant Oscar Cetnarowski executive-assistant@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3922 ESB4173
Director Özgür Yilmaz director@pims.math.ca (604) 822-0406 Room 4162
Finance Manager Pooja Sharma finance@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3782 Room 4172
Finance Manager Rozalia Mate rozalia@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3782 Room 4172
Name Original Location In Out
Seick Kim Yonsei University
17 January 2022
22 January 2022
Perla Kfoury University of Toulouse
07 October 2021
27 October 2021
Stefan Le Coz University of Toulouse
07 October 2021
29 October 2021
Hui Chen Zhejiang University of Science
01 September 2021
01 September 2022
Takahisa Inui Osaka University
01 September 2021
01 September 2022
Rustum Choksi McGill University
07 August 2021
31 December 2021
Name Position Research Interests Supervisor Year
Jakwang Kim PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Statistics Young-Heon Kim 2023
Lucas Teyssier PIMS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes Jonathan Hermon 2023
Paul Péringuey PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Number Theory Greg Martin 2023
Sarah Dijols PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Representation Theory Julia Gordon 2023
Gai Guodong PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2022
Nabarun Deb PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Optimal Transportation Young-Heon Kim 2022
Nicholas Rouse PIMS Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Low Dimension Topology Ben Williams 2022
Timon Salar Gutleb PIMS Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Numerical Analysis Christoph Ortner 2022
Anirudh Asuri Mukundan Postdoctoral Researcher Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2021
Evan Miller Postdoctoral Researcher Partial Differential Equations Tai-Peng Tsai 2021
Wenzhao Chen Postdoctoral Researcher Manifolds and Cell Complexes Liam Watson 2021
Babru Joshi University of British Columbia High Dimensional Data Analysis Özgür Yilmaz 2019
Brian Freidin Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Differential geometry Jingyi Chen 2019
Hugo Lavenant University of British Columbia Partial Differential Equations Young-Heon Kim 2019
Thomas Budzinski University of British Columbia Probability 2019
Arthur Ghigo University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2018
Jishnu Ray University of British Columbia Number Theory Sujatha Ramdorai 2018
Jongchon Kim University of British Columbia Fourier Analysis Malabika Pramanik 2018
Yifan Sun University of British Columbia Computer Science Michael Friedlander 2018
Fei Hu University of British Columbia Geometric Topology Zinovy Reichstein 2017
Nguyen Lam University of British Columbia Partial Differential Equations Nassif Ghoussoub 2016
Nicolau Sarquis Aiex Geometric Analysis Jingyi Chen 2016
Tobias Huxol University of British Columbia Geometric Analysis Ailana Fraser 2016
Abbas Mehrabian University of British Columbia Optimization Nick Harvey 2015
Justin Tzou University of British Columbia Applied Partial Differential Equations Michael Ward 2015
Mathav Murugan University of British Columbia Probability Gordon Slade 2015
Richárd Balka University of British Columbia Probability Ed Perkins 2015
Duncan R. Hewitt University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Neil Balmforth 2014
Khoa Dang Nguyen University of Calgary Diophantine geometry and algebraic dynamics Dragos Ghioca 2014