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    cecMathematics Talks
    Fall99 through Summer00

    (See also: Longterm visitors and the Departmental List)

    Colloquia, Regular Events and Special Events

    CECM Colloquia

    Fall 1999 Summer 2000

    Date and Time

    Speaker or Group


    Friday, August 11, 10:30 in K9509

    Jon Vanderwerff, La Sierra, California

    CECM Seminar. Jon Vanderwerff A variant of weak uniform rotundity and Asplund spaces

    Friday, August 4, 2:30 in K9509

    Chris Budd, University of Bath, U.K.

    CECM/APMA Seminar. Chris Budd Geometric integration of ODEs with scaling invariance

    Wednesday, August 2, 3:30 in K9509

    Mark V. Lawson, University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.

    CECM/Algebra Colloquium. M. V. Lawson Tiling Semigroups

    Wednesday, July 26, 3:30 - 5:20 in K9509

    Four Short Presentations on Simplification and Differential Systems(CECM)
    Jamie Mulholland, Hans Bauck, Petr Lisonek, and Allan Wittkopf

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. J. Mulholland Factorization in Q[s,c]/ and Simplification of Quotients of Trigonometric Polynomials H. Bauck A Design for a Simplifier for the Elementary Constants and Functions. P. Lisonek An Implementation of the Unwinding Number K(z) and its Application to the Simplification of Algebraic Formulae Involving Roots and Logarithms. A. Wittkopf Determination of Maximal Symmetry Groups of Classes of Differential Equations.
    Refreshments will be served.

    Wednesday, July 19
    3:30 - 5:20 in K9509

    Mike Monagan, Craig Pastro, Jennifer de Kleine, Allan Wittkopf (CECM)

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. M. Monagan Applying Automatic Differentiation to Solve Stiff Systems C. Pastro The dense modular GCD algorithm in Z[x,y,z,...] and Zp[w][x,y,z,...] J. de Kleine The sparse modular GCD algorithm of Zippel A. Wittkopf On the Design and Implementation of Brown's GCD Algorithm.
    Refreshments will be served.

    Friday, July 7
    2:30pm in K9509

    Dr. Adrian Lewis,
    University of Waterloo

    Math Seminar. Adrian Lewis

    Wednesday, July 5
    3:30 - 4:50 in K9509

    Greg Fee (CECM)

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. Greg Fee The Smith Normal Form of a rectangular matrix and how to solve linear systems over the integers.

    Wednesday, June 28
    3:30-4:50 in K9509

    Andrew Solomon (CECM)

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. Andrew Solomon Wasting time with GAP

    Wednesday, June 21
    2:00pm in K9509

    Giovanni Alberti

    Joint Applied Math / CECM Seminar. Giovanni Alberti Variational convergence for functionals of Ginzburg-Landau type

    Friday, 16 June 2000
    2:30PM in K9509

    Prof. Jim Verner

    CECM/APMA Seminar. Prof. Jim Verner Applications of Deriving Runge --Kutta Methods: Some Two-step Pairs

    Wednesday, June 14
    1:30 - 2:30 in K9509

    Giovanni Alberti University of Pisa

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. Professor Giovanni Alberti Variational convergence for functionals of Ginzburg-Landau type

    Wednesday, May 31
    1:30 - 4:30 in K9509

    Jozef Siran, Nora Hartsfield, Peter Borwein (CECM)

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. Jozef Siran, Nora Hartsfield, Peter Borwein (CECM) talks on Algebraic Methods in The Degree/Diameter Problem, An Elementary Introduction to Current Graphs, The Unreasonable Efficacy of Symbolic Computation - or - Imagine If Gauss had Maple .

    Wednesday, May 24
    3:30 - 4:30 in K9509

    Edgardo Cheb-Terrab and T. Kolokolnikov (CECM)

    CECM/CAG Colloquium. Edgardo Cheb-Terrab and T. Kolokolnikov talks on ODEs

    Wednesday, April 12
    1:30 - 3:30 in K9509

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar.
    Luis Goddyn (CECM) talks on "Balanced Circulations and Flow Numbers of Graphs"
    Pavel Chebotarev talks on "Spanning Forests of a Digraph and Marginal Probabilities of Markov Chains."
    Fruits and Coffee will be served.

    Wednesday April 5, 3:30--4:30 in K9509, SFU

    Idris Mercer (CECM)

    A Survey of Nonexistence Results for Cyclic Difference Sets.

    Tuesday March 28, 1:30 - 3:30 in K9509

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar.
    Anna Galluccio on "Optimization via Enumeration: a new algorithm for the Max Cut Problem"
    Moshe Rosenfeld on "The Shannon Capacity of Noisy Channels, some specially intriguing graphs."
    Fruits and Coffee will be served.

    Tuesday 14 March, 1:30 - 3:30 in K9509

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar

    CECM\Math Combinatorics Seminar.
    Jiri Matousek on "The tale of d-intervals"
    Ladislav Stacho on "Cycles in Graphs"
    Cookies and Coffee will be served.

    Tuesday 15 February: 3.30 in K9500

    Prof Persi Diaconnis

    The Alan Mekler Lecture Series.

    Saturday 12th February: Afternoon in CECM

    PIms Recruiting Day

    Graduate Students Recruiting.
    Please turn up to demo things on your screens. Light refreshments (cookies, juice, coffee) etc will be provided in the seminar room.

    Tuesday 18 January: 2.30-4:30 in K9509


    Afternoon of Number Theory.

    Tuesday 13 January: 1:30 in K9509

    Prof Adrian Lewis

    Optimization of Eigenvalues

    November 10: 2.30-4.00 and 17: 3.30-4.30

    CFI Computing Proposal Meeting

    Discussions of Proposed Proposal

    November 3: 3.30

    Prof Jin Ho Kwak (Korea)

    Enumeration of Graph Coverings and Related Problems

    October 20: 3.30

    Nike Vatsal, UBC

    P-adic properties of L-functions

    September 29: 3.30

    June Lester, CECM and UNBC

    Mathematics on the Web: what works, what doesn't, and what will work in the future. (Maybe. Eventually. With luck ... )

    September 22: 3:30

    Peter Borwein, CECM

    Visible Number Theory

    September 8: 3:30

    Jon Borwein, CECM

    Introductory Meeting and talk on Maximizing Surprise

    CECM Colloquia take place in K9509 Shrum Science Building at 3.30 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated
    The "Fall back Time" for CECM Colloquia is 11.30 Friday
    See also CECM's Event List

    Regular CECM Seminars and Meetings


    Date and Time



    Wednesday 4.30, Fall 99

    Vancouver Hospital

    Bi-weekly Imaging Meetings

    Every second Tuesday, February 1, 15 etc at 3.30

    VGH Research Pavillion Medical Imaging Research Group Seminars
    Vancouver Hospital Research Pavillion (828 W 10th) Conference Room 700

    Monday 10.30

    CECM Seminar Room

    CECM Management Meeting

    "bi-weekly" (*** note unusual time ***) Friday, June 23, 12:00 to 1:00pm.

    CECM seminar room, SFU

    Applicable Analysis & Optimization Seminar

    Ivo Kortezov on "A C^1 function, even on the sphere, with no interior critical points."

    Wednesday 11.00

    CECM lab

    Camel Team Meeting

    Thursday 11:30

    Department Meeting Room

    Mathlabs TL-RN Meeting

    Wednesday, February 16th and 23rd at 9:30am


    CAG Meeting
    Tackling Ordinary Differential Equations in Maple using Symmetry Methods.
    Edgardo Cheb-Terrab

    Tuesdays at 1:30

    Math Annex 1102

    UBC Number Theory Seminar

    Special CECM Events


    October 12-14, 2000
    SIAM Regional Math in Industry Workshop at the University of Washington this fall.
    More information
    Friday September 15, 2000
    P O T L U C K at Jon and Judi's House We will provide drinks and the basics. Bring what you want and come for a night of memorable math visuals!
    June 19-23, 2000
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    Maple Course at K9509 Shrum Science Centre, SFU
    June 19-20, 2000 Live Collaborative Mathematics on the Net at SFU (Diamond University Centre -- Burnaby Mountain)
    June 16, 2000

    Creating Interactive Geometry With Cinderella Dr. Ulrich Kortenkamp, Berlin University speaks at SFU in MPX 8501 (Centre for Educational Technology Instructional Lab) Burnaby Mountain

    1:30 PM, Wednesday, June 14, 2000

    Greedy sums of distinct squares Hugh Montgomery, University of Michigan speaks at UBC, Math Annex 1102

    Starting May 16, 2000 for Summer Semester
    Tuesdays, 10:30 - 12:00 (90 mins)
    Discrete Math Instructional Seminar with Visiting Professor Moishe Rosenfeld at K9509
    May 12-13, 2000 West Coast Optimization Meeting at SFU (Burnaby Mountain)
    April 15, 2000 Pacific Northwest Number Theory Conference (PNWNTC IV)
    Corvallis, Oregon
    April 8, 2000 Pacific-West Algorithmic Science Meeting
    Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics,
    Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-3113
    Friday February 18, 2000, 9:30 to 11:20

    High School Student Tour "Lies, damned lies and statistics" in K9509 9:30-10:20
    Tour of Centre for Experimental & Constructive Mathematics 10:30-11:20

    Tuesday February 15, 2000, 3.30

    The Alan Mekler Lecture Series
    Persi Diaconis, in K9509

    Monday February 14, 2000, 3.30

    On Coincidence Persi Diaconis, CSS Distinguished Speaker, in AQ3182

    Saturday 12th February: Afternoon in CECM

    PIms Recruiting Day. Please turn up to demo things on your screens. There will be light refreshments (cookies, juice, coffee) etc in the seminar room.
    Tuesday February 8, 2000, 3.00-5.00 On the Cognitive History of Jagadis Chandra Bose 1894-1902
    Subrata Dasgupta, Louisiana, in Applied Science ASB 9896
    Wednesday December 15, 1999 C E C M Y e a r E n d L u n c h
    in the CECM (Room P8495), 12:30pm
    November 25, 1999, 3.30 Cognitive Robotics Ray Reiter, CSS Distinguished Speaker, AQ3182
    November 19-20, 1999 West Coast Optimization Meeting in Seattle
    November 16, 1999, 10:00am-5:00pm Medical Imaging Meeting at Vancouver Hospital
    November 16, 1999, 4:30-7:30pm Evening of Mathematics at SFU Images Theatre
    The Dept of Math and Stats, SFU and the Pacific Institute invite everybody interested in learning about some of the newest applications of mathematics
    November 12, 1999, 10.00-12.30 MITACS Meeting at SFU in K9509
    A day of presentations focusing on the issues the MITACS project on "Symbolic analysis" addresses.
    November 4, 1999 4:30-6:00 Lecture Series on Information, Technology and Scholarship --
    Electronic Scholarship and Its Discontents. Compu/eting Editorial Fu/eatures, by Jerome McGann in MPX 7618, SFU
    Saturday, October 9, 1999 PNWNAS 1999 : the Thirteenth Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar now called the Numerical Analysis Potlatch in Seattle


    Email: jborwein@cecm.sfu.ca