MAT 1194HS – Algebraic Curves: Galois Theory and Riemann Surfaces

Prof. Khovanskii's course on Galois Theory and Riemann Surfaces will
have its first meeting on

Friday, January 13, 2012, 10:10 a.m., in BA B026 (Bahen Bldg)

At this meeting there will be a discussion of the scheduling of this
class as the original hours (T 10-12) conflict with some students'

Hamiltonian Group Actions course has new schedule

Please note:

MAT 1312HS
Hamiltonian Group Actions
Instructor:  Lisa Jeffrey

M 3-5 and W 2-3, in BA 6180
First class will start on Monday, January 9th, 3:10 p.m., in BA 6180.
There will be no meeting at 11:10 am in HU 1018.

Rescheduling MAT 1312HS – Hamiltonian Group Actions

If you are interested in enrolling in Prof. Jeffrey's course on 
Hamiltonian Group Actions, the schedule will be changed as the 
current time is unsuitable for some students.

The plan is to have a meeting at the first class, Monday, January 9th, 
11-12, in HU 1018, 215 Huron St. to discuss rescheduling. To
help with the process of selecting suitable times, please go to 

to advise of your availability.  It is most important to do this 
especially if you will not be attending Monday's class.

The times that Prof. Jeffrey wishes to avoid are 
Tuesdays 11-4 and Thursdays 12-3. Most other times will be considered.

Prof. Arthur’s course to start January 16th

Please note that the following course will be starting
the week after next:

Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory II: 
Automorphic Representation and the Comparison of Trace Formulas
J. Arthur 	

MWF 11, in BA 6183
First class: Monday, January 16

The wClips Seminar

Dear Students and Others,

With help from my students, in the next semester I will be running the "wClips
Seminar", which will be a combination of a class, a seminar, and an
experiment. All are invited to join; we will be meeting on Wednesdays at noon
at a location that will soon be announced (on the URL below) and the first
meeting will take place in the first week of classes, on Wednesday January 11,

The "class" part of this affair is that we will slowly and systematically go
over my in-progress joint paper with Zsuzsanna Dancso, "Finite Type Invariants
of W-Knotted Objects: From Alexander to Kashiwara and Vergne" (short "WKO",
and see, section by section,
lemma by lemma, and covering all necessary prerequisites as they arise (though
a certain amount of mathematical maturity will certainly be assumed). Though
wClips will not be on the departmental course listing and you cannot take it
for credit.

The "seminar" component is the usual. Occasionally people other than me will
be telling the story.

The "experiment" part is that every lecture will be video taped and every
blackboard will be photographed and everything will be immediately put on the
WKO website, so that at the end we will have along with the paper a "video
companion" - series of video clips explaining every bit of it. The paper will
be mathematically self-contained, yet in addition every section thereof will
include a link/reference to the corresponding clip in its video companion. And
every video clip will have its written counterpart in one of the sections of
the paper.

Feel free to join or follow remotely at! Also, please let me know if
you want to be added to the wClips mailing list.


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New graduate course on Mathematics of Medical Imaging

JEB 1433HS
Adrian Nachman

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3 pm, in FI 230, 222 College St.
First class: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Topics to be covered: 

1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: the Bloch Equation.
2. Introduction to Compressed Sensing.
3. Inverse boundary value problems: Electric Impedance Tomography.
4. Inverse problems with interior data: Current Density Impedance Imaging.
5. Inverse scattering methods: progress on quantitative Ultrasound imaging.
6. Open problems.

New Graduate Course: Point processes, noise and stochastic analysis

Note: If you request to take this course, please take your
add form first to the Statistics Department (100 St. George St., 
6th floor) for their approval.

** New graduate course **

STA 4247HS: Point processes, noise and stochastic analysis

Instructor: Balint Virag

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11, in SS2127, 100 St. George St.
First class: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Description: Introduction to the theory of point processes - Poisson and 
compound processes, point processes with repulsion and attraction. 
Brownian motion, white noise. Stochastic integration and stochastic 
differential equations.


* Poisson processes
* Determinantal and permanental processes
* Random analytic functions and their zeros
* Brownian motion, construction and path properties
* White noise and other noises
* Skorokhod's embedding
* Blackwell's proof of the CLT and Donsker's theorem
* Kolmogorov-Chentsov theorem
* Law of iterated logarithm
* Levy's modulus of continuity
* Stochastic integrals (first with no theory), Ito's formula,
  change of variables
* L2 theory of stochastic integration
* Cameron-Martin formula

Fall term course grades due January 9th

Hi everybody,

Professors of fall term courses have been provided with grades
lists and a deadline to submit their final grades by
Monday, January 9th.  If you have not completed coursework and
need more time, you will be required to apply for a course
extension.  To do so, please fill out the form available at

The request requires the approval of the instructor and the graduate
coordinator.   The approval must be granted by the deadline above.

Let me know if you need any assistance.

All the best and good luck to all who are writing exams these days,

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MAT 1499HS – Teaching Large Mathematics Classes

The following course is offered to help train students to become 
effective lecturers. It is not for degree credit.

MAT 1499HS
J. Repka
Friday 9-11 in BA 6180
First class: Friday, January 13

The goals of the course include techniques for teaching large 
classes, sensitivity to possible problems, and
developing an ability to criticize one's own teaching and 
correct problems.

Assignments will include such things as preparing sample classes, 
tests, assignments, course outlines, designs for
new courses, instructions for teaching assistants, identifying and 
dealing with various types of problems, dealing
with administrative requirements, etc.

The course will also include teaching a few classes in a large 
course under the supervision of the instructor. A
video camera will be available to enable students to tape their 
teaching for later (private) assessment.

Course Drop Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011

The absolute deadline to drop a fall course without academic
penalty is


To do so, please drop the course on ROSI and then follow up
with a course add/drop form, available on the mailroom counter
and at

Dropping a course after the deadline requires School of Graduate Studies
approval, and the course, if approved, will have the grade WDR assigned
to it.

If you need advice about dropping, please see me or Prof. Bar-Natan.


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