GNAMPA-ERC Summer School A Summer School in Calculus of Variations and PDEs will be held in Ischia at Continental Terme Hotel June 13-18, 2010 Invited Lecturers: Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin Regularity theory for quasilinear and fully nonlinear equations Vicent Caselles, University Pompeu Fabra The total variation model in image processing Neil Trudinger, Australian National University Regularity of weal solutions of Monge-Amper type equations and applications Cedric Villani, Ecole Norm. Sup. Lyon Smooth and nonsmooth geometrical aspects of optimal transport Graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for financial support. The application form for financial support and all information about the school can be found on the website: http://www.dma.unina.it/~geometric_inequalities/events.html Organizers: Luigi Ambrosio, Nicola Fusco

The Mathematics of Arbitrage

Math Union Lecture

Professor Matheus Grasselli (McMaster University)

Wednesday, March 24, at 3:30pm in BA 1160

In this talk I will review the framework

underlying most of modern mathematical

finance, including the mathematical definitions

of assets prices, trading strategies, arbitrage

opportunities and fair prices. The goal is to state

the so called Fundamental Theorem of Asset

Pricing in different contexts, ranging from

simple markets with discrete time and finite

sample spaces to very general ones where

trading takes place in continuous time and prices

can jump by unbounded amounts. Whereas its

proof in the simple case requires nothing more

than undergraduate Linear Algebra (and some

ingenuity), the most demanding result requires

PhD level techniques and beyond.

Open to everyone, especially undergraduates!

Refreshments will be served beforehand at 3:00 on

the 6th floor math lounge.

Brought to you by the Math Union, your undergraduate student representatives.

June 28-July 16, 2010 University of Washington, Seattle http://www.math.washington.edu/ipde/summer The Research Training Group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington will host a summer school for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students on Inverse Problems & Partial Differential Equations. Students will attend lectures in the morning and problem sessions in small groups with mentors in the afternoon. On-campus accommodation and meals will be provided, plus a travel allowance of up to $500. Two mini-courses will be given: Gunther Uhlmann, Peter Kuchment: The Radon Transform and the X-Ray Transform Hart Smith: Orthogonal Bases and Multi-scale Analysis Apply online by April 1 at http://www.math.washington.edu/ipde/summer (The Summer School is supported by an NSF Research Training Grant. Support is restricted to U.S. citizens/permanent residents. Applications from international students may be considered, but international students must provide their own support for travel, accommodation, and meals.)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. BA 2165, 40 St. George Street Ph.D. Candidate: Miodrag Sokic Ph.D. Advisor: Stevo Todorcevic Thesis Title: Ramsey property of posets and related structures Abstract: We study several classes of finite posets with linear ordering. We examine these classes according to the Ramsey and the ordering property. As application we give several new extremely amenable groups of automorphism of countable structures and compute several new universal minimal flows for such groups. The technique that we develop is also useful for studying classes of structures related to posets, such as pseudometric spaces and quasi orderings. A copy of the thesis can be found at http://www.math.toronto.edu/msokic/Tezamar.pdf Everyone is welcome.

Departmental PhD Thesis Exam ---------------------------- ***** POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE (TBA) ****** Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. BA 2155, 40 St. George Street Ph.D. Candidate: Carlos Martinez Ranero Ph.D. Advisor: Stevo Todorcevic Thesis Title: Contributions towards a fine structure theory of Aronszajn orderings. Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to add to the structure theory of Aronszajn trees and Aronszjan lines. Focusing on the Gap-Structure of Aronszajn trees I will give a detailed description of the structure of Aronszajn lines under PFA. A link to the thesis will be available shortly. Everyone is welcome.

CYRC 2010 The 7th Annual Canadian Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics A conference for graduate students in mathematics and statistics. With guest lectures by John McKay and Jon Jacobson University of Alberta, May 18-20, 2010 http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~game/cyrc10 ABOUT THE CYRC The CYRC is a unique and important opportunity for young mathematicians and statisticians across Canada to collaborate and present their research to their peers. All young academics involved in research in the mathematical and statistical sciences are invited to the University of Alberta in May 2010 to participate in scientific sessions on a variety of research topics in mathematics and statistics. Participants will have opportunities to build and strengthen personal and professional relationships, develop and improve communication skills, and gain valuable experience in the environment of a scientific conference. PLENARY SPEAKERS We are very pleased and excited to announce that John McKay of Concordia University (inventor of the field of mathematics known as "monstrous moonshine") and Jon Jacobsen from Harvey Mudd College in California (a well-respected former visitor to the U of A and expert in partial differential equations) have agreed to be our plenary speakers for CYRC 2010. These two distinguished mathematicians were selected by students at the U of A based on their tradition of giving excellent talks, and will speak on topics of relevance to all young mathematicians and statisticians. The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is May 1st. Registration, campus accommodations, and all meals are provided free of charge. Shuttles to and from the airport will be made available upon request. Please contact Cody Holder ( holder@math.ualberta.ca ) with any questions or concerns about the conference.

A one evening grief workshop for any U of T student who has experienced the loss from the death of a friend, family member, or significant other. Join us for dinner and a conversation on how we experience grief and the types of resources that are available on campus and in Toronto. Tuesday, March 9, 2010 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Koffler Student Services Centre (Career Seminar Room) 214 College Street Dinner provided Please register online at: http://www.caps.utoronto.ca/eventsdetail.aspx?sid=3243 Sponsored by the Campus Chaplains Association, Counselling and Psychological Services, Health Service, and the Multi-Faith Centre.

---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 06:35:30 -0800 (PST) From: Alejandro Adem <adem@pims.math.ca> To: cmath@cms.math.ca Subject: [cmath] Mathematical Modeling in Industry: Canada/Mexico/US event *Opportunity for Graduate Students from Canada* Three North American mathematical institutes: CIMAT, IMA and 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 to be held at CIMAT in Guanajuato, MEXICO, August 2-11, 2010 Space is limited and applications will be considered on a competitive basis. The deadline is *April 16, 2010*. Students must apply online, the website with full information is available at http://www.ima.umn.edu/2009-2010/MM8.2-11.10/ Alejandro Adem. Director, PIMS http://www.pims.math.ca

Dear Math Students, The Math Union will be hosting a general seminar* given by Professor Sivabal Sivaloganathan of the Center for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields' Institute for Mathematical Sciences on Friday March 5 at 4:30pm in Bahen 1190. His talk will present some of the major challenges and advances in biology of which mathematics has played an important role. I hope you are excited to hear this talk. Professor Sivaloganathan is a wonderful speaker and is sure to inspire awe and wonder for the field of mathematical biology at every level. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there, Richard Cerezo Co-President, Undergraduate Math Union * Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm in BA 1190 Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Biomedical Sciences Speaker: Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, University of Waterloo Abstract: It has become somewhat of a cliche to say that biology will be to mathematics in the 21st century, what physics was to mathematics in the 20th century. However, it is not an exaggeration to say that Mathematical Biology/Medicine is growing more rapidly than any other area of science, spurred on by numerous successes over the last few decades. Although this talk will be quite general in nature, I will give some examples of some of the successful applications of mathematics to the biomedical sciences, and discuss the greater role that can be played by mathematics as biology and the biomedical sciences become more quantitative sciences. Open to everyone. Refreshments will be served beforehand at 4:00 p.m. on the 6th floor math lounge.