Join us for Salsa Night - a $2 lesson is available at 8 pm, before the dance floor opens at 9. Sign up at Thomson House, or just show up at 9 pm to join the fiesta!
Antal Jarai, Asst prof, Carleton University
Repeating patterns for one-dimensional random walf in random environment - A law of the iterated logarithm
Dimitris Cheliotis, Postdoc, University of Toronto
Quick tips to make the most of your savings, five steps to understanding stocks, etc. RVSP by email. Door prize will be drawn, refreshments and dessert included.
Dr. Bill Costerton, director, Center for Biofilms, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A glance at the night sky from a dark location on Earth suggests a peaceful and seemingly predictable panorama of stars and galaxies. In reality, the universe is anything but peaceful. As X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes show, violent and unpredictable explosions abound. Dr. Victoria Kaspi will present the realities of the high-energy universe, and the astrophysical objects that make it so exciting.
Special evening reception with Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill, and Marc LePage, Consul General of Canada, Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
Is humor translatable? Three capital K's of 19th-century Russian poetry: Ivan Krylov, Aleksei Kol'tsov and Kozma Prutkov
Gerald Mikkelson, University of Kansas, and an expert on Alexander Pushkin. He and his wife, Margaret Winchell, are the English language translators of the works of Russia's greatest living prose writer, Valentin Rasputin. In 1991, they received the Wheatland Foundation Award and the Columbia University Translation Center award for their translation of Rasputin's stories and essays called "Siberia on Fire."
The three Montreal chapters of Engineers Without Borders will distribute fliers at bus/metro stops in the morning. A concert will be held at 7 p.m. at La Tulipe.
Guest speaker: Dr. Tefko Saracevic, School of Communication, Information & Library Studies, Rutgers University. Dr. Saracevic, a world-renowned information scientist, will share his perspectives on the evolution of information science, its future development and its ramifications with other disciplines.