Alexander Strohmaier, Universitaet Bonn. Abstract: We investigate special situations when the resolvent kernel of the Laplace operator on a manifold X admits a meromorphic continuation across the spectrum.
Analysis Seminar: Michael Levitin, Heriot-Watt University. Abstract: We show the use of symmetry tricks in solving two problems of spectral geometry: a partial case $g=2$ of the question "How large can the first eigenvalue be on a surface of genus $g$?" and a modification of Mark Kac's question, "Can one hear the shape of a drum?" The questions (or, rather, our answers) are surprisingly related.
Jacques Verstraete, Dept of Combinatorics and Optimization. Abstract: The talk will focus on mathematical problems which may be tackled effectively using probabilistic methods.
Bob Connelly, Past President, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Mini Beatty Lecture: Dr. William Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia. (Co-sponsored by the Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, the Green Crop Network and the McGill School of Environment.)
You and your guests are invited to help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. Evening begins with a meet and mingle reception, followed by "Le Gros Spectacle."
Dr. Diya Banerjee, Dept of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale
Dr. Wee Yong
Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Judith Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Buck Institute for Age Research
The McGill Alumni Association and the Canadian Association of New York invite you to the After Party for the CANY Killington ski trip. $5 specials on huge variety of beers on tap; $5 martini specials; wine, liquor and appetizer specials; DJ Stacey Styles.