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Date:        Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:13:02 -0400
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Subject: [PDADC-L] #63, A Public Observance of Solidarity with the People of
Japan and the Pacific Rim

Please distribute this notice widely.

PDAD&C#63, 2010-11

To:    Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs

From:  Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
       Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students

Date:  Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Re:    A Public Observance of Solidarity with the People of Japan and the
Pacific Rim

As you may already know, the University issued an expression of sympathy on
March 11, 2011 in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and
the Pacific Rim. (See the U of T home page: www.utoronto.ca).

The University will be hosting a special event entitled "A Public Observance
of Solidarity with the People of Japan and the Pacific Rim" on Tuesday,
March 29, 2011 12:00 p.m. in the Main Activity Room, Multi-Faith Centre, 569
Spadina Ave. (Eastside Spadina North of Russell St.).  All students, faculty
and staff are invited to attend.

This event will be an opportunity for our community to reflect on the
devastating impact of the earthquake and tsunami, and show our solidarity
with those who have been directly and indirectly affected by these events.

In a community as generous and innovative as the University of Toronto, many
opportunities to help are already emerging with several student-lead
initiatives completed (and more have been planned).  We are sure that this
kind support will continue over the coming weeks and months as the needs of
those in this region continue to emerge.  Suggestions on ways of giving have
now been added to the web page noted above (see www.utoronto.ca). The
Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto has specifically suggested donations
to the Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca).  Other options are linked from
the web site.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Joan Griffin in the
Office of the Vice-Provost, Students at 416-978-2083 or via email to

A Public Observance of Solidarity with the People of Japan and the Pacific
Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Noon
Main Activity Room, Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Avenue

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For more information, please visit

Applications due:  April 4, 2011, 5 p.m.

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Postgraduate CASE Studentship "Q-tensor theory and liquid crystal
displays" <https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/15169>

Vacancy Reference:


STUDENTSHIP: EPSRC STANDARD STUDENTSHIP + �2000 per annum enhancement +
College and University fees.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2011

Applications are invited for a postgraduate studentship, funded by EPSRC
and Hewlett Packard Laboratories, to work on "Q-tensor theory and liquid
crystal displays" with Professor Sir John Ball FRS from the Oxford Centre
for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (OxPDE), part of the
Mathematical Institute, and Dr Christopher Newton from HP Labs in Bristol.
 The student will be based in OxPDE
 (http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/oxpde/ ), but will regularly visit HP
 Labs (http://www.hpl.hp.com/bristol/ ). The studentship is available for a
 1 October 2011 start and is subject to standard Doctoral Training Account
 rules for eligibility.

 Liquid crystals form an intermediate state of matter between isotropic
 liquids and crystalline solids, and as the working substance of many
 electronic displays  are of immense technological importance. In the
 future displays are likely to be based on novel liquid crystal effects,
 such as bi- or multi-stability, in which there are two or more stable
 states which are optically distinct and which can be switched between
 electrically.  The project concerns the analysis of the nonlinear partial
 differential equations of the Landau - de Gennes Q-tensor theory of
 nematic liquid crystals, and will build on the recent work done in Oxford
 on variational (and dynamic) tools for understanding the Q-tensor theory.
 This understanding will be developed to include the effect of applied
 electric fields, the existence and properties of stable configurations and
 how these depend on surface topography. The aim is to provide a sound
 theoretical underpinning that will guide the computational effort on new
 kinds of displays.

 The studentship is attached to the Queen's College, and accommodation will
 be available in the College for one year. The studentship covers a stipend
 of at least �15,590 per annum (which includes a �2,000 industrial
 enhancement), and College and University fees at the EU rate. The
 studentship is open to all EU citizens, but those from outside the UK are
 eligible for a fees-only award.

 The studentship falls outside the University's Gathered Field process.
 Applications should be made online at
 www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses and should include a CV,
 covering letter, three references and a transcript of your undergraduate
 degree. Alternatively, applications (and references signed over the seal)
 can be sent to Margaret Sloper at the Mathematical Institute using the
 University's application form for graduate study, which can be downloaded
 from the above link. Applications must arrive by the end of the day on 31
 March 2011. Please quote the correct reference BK/11/007 in your covering
 letter. References can also be sent directly to Margaret (email
 graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk) by the closing date. For further details
 of the projects, including the application process, please see
 www.maths.ox.ac.uk/notices/vacancies, or contact

 Oxford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Emma Waters

 Project Manager

 OxMOS - New Frontiers in the Mathematics of Solids

 OxPDE - Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE

 Mathematical Institute

 1st Floor Gibson Building

 Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

 Woodstock Road


 OX2 6HA

 Tel: 01865-615117

 Mailing Address:

 Mathematical Institute

 24-29 St Giles


 OX1 3LB

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Please note the new date for the final exam of

MAT 1101HS - Algebra II
Instructor:  Paul Selick
New Date:  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Time:  2-5 p.m.
Location:  BA 6183

Dear Members of the Department,

This is just a reminder that the Mathematics Students Talent Show will 
take place next week on Tuesday, March 22nd.  Do come along to see 
what the students are up to when not working on math problems. Some 
of their talents include dancing, singing, playing the piano and it 
promises to be a pleasant evening.  The details are included below:

(Refreshments from 7pm, show starts 7:30pm)

(Map: http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:4406732350676334507 , Hart House is the building labeled HH)


Best regards,

Iva Halacheva, MGSA
Not all graduate courses will have final exams, but some do and
I have listed the ones that have I helped organize or that have
been scheduled by the Faculty of Arts and Science, i.e. the cross-
listed courses.  Updates will be e-mailed to you and I will list
the dates and times of the exams also on the grad timetable:


If you are not registered in a core course and you wish to obtain
partial comprehensive credit by writing the final exam, please let
me know.


Real Analysis II   (MAT 1001HS / MAT 458H1S)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 2-5 p.m., in HI-CART
Cartwright Hall, St. Hilda's College, 44 Devonshire Place


Complex Analysis (MAT 1002HS / MAT 454H1S)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, in WI 1017
Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street (east of Spadina Avenue)


Algebra II (MAT 1101HS)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2-5 p.m., in BA 6183
Tuesday, April 19, 2011


General Relativity (MAT 1700HS / APM 426H1S)
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 2-5 p.m., in EX 300
Central Exams Facility, 255 McCaul St. (just south of College St.)


Combinatorial Methods (MAT 1302HS / APM 461H1S)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7-10 p.m., in BN3
Upper Small Gymnasium, Benson Building, 320 Huron Street
(south of Harbord Street), Third Floor
Ottawa Mathematics Conference

For senior undergrads, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Call for Contributors:
It is my great pleasure to invite graduate students, postdoctoral
researchers, and undergraduates from your department to par-
ticipate in the fourth annual Ottawa Mathematics Conference

The OMC is a two-day, student-organized conference to be held
on May 13-14, 2011 at the University of Ottawa. The purpose of
the OMC is to provide a venue for participants to showcase their
original research in a 20 to 25-minute presentation. There will
also be two invited speakers from Ottawa universities.

Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduates
studying mathematics from universities across Ontario, Quebec,
and the Northeast United States.

There is no registration fee. Interested participants should e-
mail Camelia Karimianpour at ckari099@uottawa.ca with the
following information by Friday, April 29:

Contact information
Major area of research
Would you be interested in giving a talk?

If interested in giving a talk, please send a preliminary title and
abstract to ckari099@uOttawa.ca by April 29. The deadline for
final abstracts is Friday, May 6. Abstracts should be submitted
as plain text or TeX file in your e-mail.

Refreshments will be provided, and a complimentary lunch will
be served on May 13.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial support for travel 
and accommodation.  Nevertheless, participants from out of town are 
very welcome!

Keynote Speakers:
Yves Bourgault, University of Ottawa.
Paul Mezo, Carleton University.

Conference Organizers:
Jamal Al-Smail, Jan Cannizzo, Camelia Karimianpour, Joel Lemay, 
Jiang Mei and Fanny Santamaria Ramirez.

Conference Website:
Our website is http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/omc2011/

The organizers of the OMC gratefully acknowledge support from the 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Graduate and 
Postdoctoral Studies, and the Math Grad Students Association of 
the University of Ottawa.

Faculty members: 
Please encourage your graduate students, post-docs, and talented 
undergraduates to participate!
The MGO cordially invites you to the 37th Annual New York Regional Graduate
Mathematics Conference, to be held at Syracuse University on April 15th and
16st, 2011. Talks at this conference will be aimed towards graduate students
in their first three years of studies and will be given by distinguished
faculty from across the country as well as area graduate students and

Our featured speakers this year are Sylvain Cappell, from the Courant
Institute at NYU, and Emil Straube, from Texas A&M University.

This conference is a wonderful opportunity for emerging scholars to present
their work or research interests, and for advanced undergraduates to get a
glimpse of the world of professional mathematics. We invite any interested
participants to give 20 or 50 minute talks. The deadline for submitting
abstracts is April 7. Please visit our website,
http://students.syr.edu/mgo/MGOConference.html, or contact Patrick Neary,
pjneary@syr.edu, for more details.

Best Regards,

Patrick Neary,
Syracuse University MGO
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Subject: [Caims-list] Mathematical Modeling in Industry-A Workshop for
Graduate Students
From:    "Abba Gumel" <gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca>
Date:    Mon, March 14, 2011 9:31 am
To:      caims-list@lists.umanitoba.ca

*Opportunity for Graduate Students from Canada (by Ian Frigaard (UBC))*

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are jointly
organizing the following industrial training event which is open to
students from all over Canada:

Mathematical Modeling in Industry - A Workshop for Graduate Students

Location/Dates: at the IMA in Minneapolis, USA on August 3-12, 2011

The workshop is designed to provide graduate students and qualified
advanced undergraduates with first hand experience in industrial
research. Space is limited and applications will be considered on a
competitive basis. The deadline is *April 30, 2011*. Students must
apply online, the website with full information is available at

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Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:10 p.m.,
in Room 210, Fields Institute, 222 College St.

PhD Candidate:  Brendan Pass

PhD Advisor:  Robert McCann

PhD Thesis Title: Structural results on optimal transportation plans

PhD Thesis Abstract:

In this thesis we prove several results on the structure of solutions to 
optimal transportation problems.  

The second chapter represents joint work with Robert McCann and Micah Warren;
the main result is that, under a non-degeneracy condition on the cost function, the
optimal is concentrated on a n-dimensional Lipschitz submanifold of the product space.
As a consequence, we provide a simple, new proof that the optimal map satisfies a
Jacobian equation almost everywhere. In the third chapter, we prove an analogous result
for the multi-marginal optimal transportation problem; in this context, the dimension
of the support of the solution depends on the signatures of a family of semi-Riemannian
metrics on the product space. In the fourth chapter, we identify sufficient conditions
under which the solution to the multi-marginal problem is concentrated on the graph of
a function over one of the marginals. In the fifth chapter, we investigate the regularity 
of the optimal map when the dimensions of the two spaces fail to coincide. We prove that
a regularity theory can be developed only for very special cost functions, in which case a
quotient construction can be used to reduce the problem to an optimal transport problem
between spaces of equal dimension. The final chapter applies the results of chapter 5 to
the principal-agent problem in mathematical economics when the space of types and the
space of products differ. When the dimension of the space of types exceeds the dimension
of the space of products, we show if the problem can be formulated as a maximization
over a convex set, a quotient procedure can reduce the problem to one where the two
dimensions coincide. Analogous conditions are investigated when the dimension of the
space of products exceeds that of the space of types.