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Agenda and announcements
General Colloquium lecture on Thursday November 4 by Prof.
Willem van Zwet
Prof. Willem van Zwet (Leiden):
Statistics and the law: the case of nurse Lucia de B
Time/place: 4:00-5:00 pm, Gorlaeus, hall C2 (!)
Workshop "Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations describing Front
Propagation and other Singular Phenomena" from November 8-12
The workshop is held at the Lorentz Center. The workshop is
coordinated by J. Hulshof and J.B. van de Berg (VU, Amsterdam).
Lecture by Dr. Clemens Fuchs on Wednesday November 10
Dr. Clemens Fuchs (Graz, temp. Leiden): Diophantine problems with
Time/place: 4:00 pm, Snellius, room 238 (Rob Tijdeman's office)
Pascal lecture by Prof. Xiaohui Liu on Thursday November 11
Prof. Xiaohui Liu (Brunel University, London, School of Computing, Information
Systems and Mathematics):
Bioinformatics: Challenges and Opportunities
Time/place: 4:00-5:00 pm, Snellius, room 413
After the lecture there is a reception at the Foo bar, opposite to
Prof. Xiaohui Liu is the Pascal Professor 2004. He is visiting the Leiden
Institute for Advanced Computer Science from October 1-November 30.
He is working on bioinformatics, data mining, intelligent systems and
Ph.D. defense by Robert Carls on Friday November 26 in Groningen
Robert Carls will defend his Ph.D. thesis on Friday November 26, 2:45 pm
in the Academiegebouw of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Broerstraat 5.
The title of his thesis is "A generalized arithmetic geometric mean."
His promotors are Dr. Jaap Top, Prof. Marius van der Put (both Groningen)
and Prof. Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden).
Conference "Partial Differential Equations and Functional Analysis" from
November 29-December 1 in Delft
This conference is on the occasion of the retirement of Philippe
General Colloquium lecture on Thursday December 2 by Prof.
Prof. Frans Oort (Utrecht):
Conjectures in mathematics
Time/place: 4:00-5:00 pm, Snellius, room 174
Christmas buffet dinner on Wednesday December 15
Further information will follow.
Guests of Bas Edixhoven:
- Pierre Parent and Andrei Yafaev will visit our institute
from December 1-3.
They will each give a lecture in the afternoon of December 1.
Visits/lectures outside our institute
- Bert Peletier: He will visit the University of Bristol (UK)
from November 8-12.
- Hendrik Lenstra, Bart de Smit, Peter Stevenhagen and Gabor Wiese:
From November 13-18 they will attend the workshop
Explicit Methods in Number Theory in Banff, Canada. The workshop
is organized by Hendrik Lenstra and Peter Stevenhagen.
- Sara van de Geer:
From November 14-20 she will visit the meeting "New Inference Concepts for Analysing Complex Data" at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut
- Jan-Hendrik Evertse:
From November 20-25 he will attend the workshop
Diophantine Approximation and Analytic Number Theory in Banff, Canada.
||B. Tarigan and S.A. van de Geer:
Adaptivity of Support Vector Machines with
||L.A. Peletier, J. Gabrielsson, J. den Haag:
Is the peak shift in response an inherent feature of the turnover (indirect response) model?