SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

July 23, 2014

The Fields Institute 10th Anniversary Celebrations
June 18-19, 2002

The Fields Institute is a research facility in the mathematical sciences. The Institute's mandate includes programs devoted to research in the mathematical sciences, advancement in mathematics education, enhanced graduated and post-doctoral training opportunities, and developing partnerships with industry to encourage technology transfer.

On June 18-19, 2002 the Institute will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with 2 days of lectures and visual displays celebrating the mathematicians and activities which have made Fields a unique research facility. Also scheduled is a reception for Fields alumni and friends and a banquet with keynote speaker, William Pulleyblank.

Founded in 1992, the Fields Institute was initially located at the University of Waterloo. The Fields Institute officially opened at its 222 College Street location on the campus of the University of Toronto on November 17, 1995. The building The Fields Institute occupies was designed specifically to accommodate its research functions and activities by Toronto architects Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg.

The Institute is named for Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields (1863-1932), whose will established the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, now known as the Fields Medal.

Speakers
Stephen Cook University of Toronto
Persi Diaconis Stanford University
Martin Golubitsky University of Houston
Vaughan Jones University of California at Berkeley
Angus Macintyre University of Edinburgh
William Pulleyblank IBM
Chris Rogers University of Bath
Karl Rubin Stanford University

Schedule
Tuesday June 18, 2002
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. Registration at The Fields Institute
Talks at Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 Kings College Road, Rm 102
11:00 - 12:00

Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
Oscillations in Coupled Systems and Animal Gaits
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00

Angus Macintyre, University of Edinburgh
Various manifestations of the Frobenius map in model theory
3:30 - 4:30

Chris Rogers, University of Bath
Monte Carlo Valuations of American Options
5:00 - 6:30 Reception at The Fields Institute
7:00



Banquet dinner at Hart House
Speaker: William Pulleyblank, IBM

 

Wednesday June 19, 2002
Talks at Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 Kings College Road, Rm 102
9:30 - 10:30

Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Patterns in Eigenvalues
11:00 - 12:00

Stephen Cook, University of Toronto
Propositional Proofs of Combinatorial Principles
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Vaughan Jones, University of California at Berkeley
Hilbert Space Representations of the annular(affine) Temperley Lieb algebras and a conjecture of Freedman and Walker
3:30 - 4:30 Karl Rubin, Stanford University
Ranks of elliptic curves


For further information about this event please contact, fields10@fields.utoronto.ca