MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

by Jin Yue
Chair, Graduate Student Seminar and
Vice President, Graduate Student Society

The Graduate Student Seminar is a regular event organized by the Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Student Society. It is one of the major departmental seminars that combines all areas of interests in both mathematics and statistics. The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum to promote scholarly communications among graduate students, and between graduate students, PDFs, faculty, and visitors. Graduate students, both in mathematics and statistics, are strongly encouraged to attend and speak in this weekly seminar. It is an integral part of our department's graduate program.

Over the 2004-2005 academic year, we had an impressive number of talks, some by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and some by faculty and visitors. We wish to thank all speakers who contributed to the success of our Graduate Student Seminar. We also appreciate Roman Smirnov suggesting two of his visitors (Larissa Lorenz and Giovanni Rastelli) to give talks in the Fall.

A List of the speakers for the 2004-2005 academic year:

2004-2005 Fall

(1) Jonathan M. Borwein, Maximum Entropy Methods for Inverse Problems, September 29, 2004.

(2) Givanni Ratelli (University of Turin, Italy), Integration by Separation of Variables of the Hamilton-Jacobi Equation: The First 100 Years of the Levi-Civita Criterion, November 17, 2004.

(3) Larissa Lorenz (University of Waterloo and University of Jena), Short Distance Modifications in Inflation and The Quest For The Right Vacuum, December 01, 2004.

2004-2005 Winter

(1) Richard Hoshino, Roots of Independence Polynomials, February 02, 2005.

(2) S. Swaminathan, Hilbert's Problems I, February 11, 2005.

(3) Joey Latta (Joint with Relativity Seminar), Phantom Cosmology, February 16, 2005.

(4) Joshua MacArthur, Solving Linear Systems of First Order PDEs, February 18, 2005.

(5) S. Swaminathan, Hilbert's Problems II, February 28, 2005.

(6) David Iron, Stability and Dynamics of Multi-spike Solution, March 04, 2005.

(7) Steven Noble, p-adic Tools Involved in the ABC-Conjecture, March 11, 2005.

(8) Yanjing He (Joint with Relativity Seminar), Self-similar Spherically Symmetric Cosmological Models, March 16, 2005.

(9) Sigbjorn Hervik, Symmetries and Lie groups, March 21, 2005.

(10) Jeffery Praught, Hormonal Effects on Glucose Regulation, April 01, 2005.

(11) Jin Yue, The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, April 11, 2005.

2004-2005 Summer

(1) Richard Wood, Adjoint Functors, May 04, 2005.

(2) Robert Milson, Algebraic Solutions of the Schrödinger Equation, May 18, 2005.

(3) Pat Keast, Integration over the Hypercube Using Lattice Methods, May 26, 2005.

(4) Jihua Wu, Some Problems about t Distribution, Dirichlet Distribution and F Distribution, May 30, 2005.

(5) Steven Noble, Newton Polygons and Irreducible Polynomials, June 01, 2005.

(6) Huaichun Wang, Quantifying Codon Usage Bias of the Genes, June 8, 2005.

(7) Caroline Adlam, The Kepler Problem and Superintegrability, June 15, 2005.

(8) Paul Sheridan, Distance Methods for Phylogenetic Tree Estimation, June 22, 2005.

(9) Le Bao, Model Based Clustering Among Codon Sites, June 28, 2005.

(10) Geoff Cruttwell, The Game of Go, July 11, 2005.

(11) C. C. A. Sastri, Unobserved Outcomes and Unobserved Probability, July 15, 2005.

(12) Michael Dowd, Fitting Dynamic Models to Data, August 16, 2005.

(13) Garbor Lukacs, Introduction to Topological Groups, August 22, 2005.

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