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Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The next writing of the Math Placement Test (for students planning on taking MATH 1003 in Winter 2015 for the first time) is on January 7 from 7-8 pm in Tilley Hall 125. Note that if you have already passed MATH 0863 or if you have already taken MATH 1003 once, you do not need to write the test.

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Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Postdoctoral fellow Tim Koslowski's recent research on the arrow of time has attracted international media attention. Here is a partial list of the various outlets that have written about the paper: Wired Scientific American Popular Mechanics Discovery News Mail Online Phys.org The Telegraph International Business Times Science Alert NOVA Media INAF Megacurioso APS Viewpoint Perimeter...

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Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Are you interested in participating in summer research in math or stats? If so, you may be eligible for funding via NSERC's undergraduate student research award program (see poster below). For more information, please contact Barry Monson (or the department faculty member you would like to work with) a couple weeks before the deadline (January 26, 2015).

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Posted: December 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Jonathan Ziprick recently joined the department in August 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher after completing his PhD at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is partially funded by an Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) fellowship, and his research on quantum gravity has been highlighted in the 2014 AARMS August newletter.

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Posted: December 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: November 18, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: November 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: November 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Posted: November 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Postdoctoral researcher Tim Koslowski's latest research on the arrow of time in gravitational systems (in collaboration with Julian Barbour and Flavio Mercati) has been featured on the American Physics Society's Physics website. From the article: The fundamental laws of physics, we believe, do not depend on the direction of time. Why, then, is the future so different from the past? The...

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Posted: October 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: October 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Sanjeev Seahra was announced as a co-recipient of the UNB (Fredericton) Faculty of Science's 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. The other winner is Ben Newling from the Physics Department.

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Posted: October 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics undergraduate students Tony Wu and Brandon Doherty came first and fourth, respectively, in the math student talk competition at the Science Atlantic conference in Saint John (Oct 3-5, 2014). Tony and Brandon also placed fourth as a team in the math contest on Friday. The department also fielded two other teams who did well: Marco Merlini and David...

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Posted: October 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Chris Abbandonato (a recent Statistics Masters Degree recipient and current Math & Stats stipend instructor at UNB) has been busy helping students at Nashwaaksis Middle School investigate "The Secret Behind Flinging Elastic Bands". Their science club project was recently featured on the front page of the Toronto Star, as well as CBC television.

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: September 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Just a reminder that there will be a writing of the Math Placement Test today (September 2) from 2 pm - 3 pm for students intending to take MATH 1003 at UNB Fredericton in Fall 2014. More information (including locations) can be found at here.

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Posted: August 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: July 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The July 5 writing of the Math Placement Test (which was canceled due to Hurricane Arthur) has been reschdeuled to Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in MacLaggan Hall room 105. Anyone who is planning on taking Calculus I (MATH 1003) in Fall 2014 and has a valid UNB student number is welcome to take the test. This includes people who have already taken the test in June and would like...

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Posted: July 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Congratulations to Dr Xi Hu, who successfully defended his thesis "Dynamics of Intraguild Predation Models" on Friday, July 11 (subject to minor modifications). His supervisor was Dr Lin Wang.

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted a one-day workshop called "Hopf Algebras in (Co)Action" on June 27, 2014. The meeting was organized by Piotr M. Hajac and Bahram Rangipour, and aimed to facililate the exchange of the latest discoveries in the realm of Hopf algebra (co)actions. The speakers included visitors from Warsaw University and two UNB graduate...

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Posted: July 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: June 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: May 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Many thanks to the New Brunswick high school teachers who participated in the 2014 Math Competition Marking Workshop on April 25. The teachers joined both active and retired faculty to mark the Maritime entries in the Fryer (Grade 9), Galois (Grade 10), Hypatia (Grade 11) and Euclid (Grade 12) competitions.

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Posted: May 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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If you are planning on enrolling in MATH 1003 (Introduction to Calculus 1) in the Fall 2014 term for the first time, you probably need to take UNB's Math Placement Test. This year, there will be three separate sittings of the test (on June 7, July 6 and September 2) before the start of the Fall term. Please click here for much more information about the test.

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Posted: April 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Honours Thesis Presentations by J.P Simard, "Characteristic codes for nonlinear wave equations" (Supervisor: Sanjeev Seahra) Paul Holloway, "P- adic numbers" (Supervisor: Colin Ingalls) Josh Koncovy, "Elliptic Curves over Finite Fields" (Supervisor: Colin Ingalls) Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30 am Tilley Hall Room 404 These students and their supervisors welcome you to...

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Posted: April 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Colloquium Where the truth lies: evaluating the scientific content of multiscale models in the physical sciences and engineering Jeffrey Picka (University of New Brunswick) Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm Tilley Hall Room 404 When modelling the climate, a flowing powder, or the emergence of unexpected patterns arising from complex chemical reaction dynamics, it is necessary to...

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Posted: April 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Science Colloquium 2014: Scientific computation applied to classical and quantum problems Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m., Dineen Auditorium (Head Hall C13) Computer-assisted drug design Dr Ghislain Deslongchamps Department of Chemistry, UNB Fredericton Computers are revolutionizing how drugs are developed in the pharmaceutical industry. Modern molecular modelling in conjunction...

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place on a Friday, May 9, 2014. The competition is organized jointly by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics of the University of New Brunswick and the Faculty of Science and the School of Engineering of l'Université de Moncton with the sponsorship of the New Brunswick Department of...

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Posted: March 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Patrick Reynolds hosted a table at the Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) expo held a Bliss Carmen middle school on March 15, 2014. The expo was intended to get students of all ages, grades K-12 (so ages 5-18), interested in STEM subjects. Dr Reynolds' table activiities included numerous math games and props.

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Posted: March 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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From the UNB newsroom: A quality assurance review for the department of Mathematics and Statistics is now engaged in the external consultation phase of its programs and operations. Input from the faculty members, staff, and students is an important part of the assessment of the unit’s administration, scholarly and educational programs. External consultants will visit campus on March 31-April 1,...

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Posted: March 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Sanjeev Seahra participated in the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) 2014 national undergraduate lecture tour. He visited the University of Waterloo, Brock University, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in February and March. His talk "What's the matter with gravity?" gave a status update on state of gravitational theory, including some perspective on the recent claim of...

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Posted: March 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Colloquium Quasilinear Systems of PDEs: Hamiltonian structures and integrability Patrick Reynolds (University of New Brunswick) Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm Tilley Hall Room 5 This talk will focus on two questions concerning quasilinear systems of PDEs (also known as systems of hydrodynamic type): under what conditions are they Hamiltonian, and under what conditions are they integrable?...

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Posted: March 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Congratulations to Dr Aydin Sarraf, who successfully defended his doctoral thesis On the Classification of Certain Inductive Limits of Real Circle Algebras and Multiplicativity of Certain Schur Operators on March 20 (subject to the usual minor modifications). His supervisor was Dr Dan Kucerovsky.

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Posted: March 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Graduate Seminar Latin Squares Larisa Tamjidi (UNB) Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm Tilley Hall Room 5 Latin Squares techniques have been used in many statistical applications. In this talk I introduce the mathematical properties of Latin squares, concept of orthogonally of Latin squares and complete set of mutually orthogonal Latin squares. A Latin square of order n is an n by n matrix...

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Posted: March 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Graduate Seminar Quaternion Algebras Amir Nasr Azadani (UNB) Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:30 am Tilley Hall Room 124 My talk is on Quaternion algebras. We give the definition of quaternion and split quaternion algebras, splitting fields and norms of elements. After that conics associated with quaternion algebras will be discussed. Then two classical theorems from the 1930s will be mentioned: a...

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Posted: March 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defense On the Classification of Certain Inductive Limits of Real Circle Algebras and Multiplicativity of Certain Schur Operators Aydin Sarraf (UNB) Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm Harriet Irving Library, Seminar Room 417 (4th floor) This dissertation is divided into two parts. In the first part, I classify simple unital real C*-algebras that are inductive limits...

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Posted: March 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Colloquium Cataland Nathan Williams (Université du Québec à Montréal) Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm Tilley Hall Room 5 I will talk about two combinatorial miracles relating poset-theoretic objects with Coxeter-theoretic objects. The first miracle is that there are the same number of linear extensions of the root poset as reduced words of the longest element...

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Posted: March 6, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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ColloquiumQuasilinear Systems of PDEs: Hamiltonian structures and integrability Patrick Reynolds (University of New Brunswick) Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm Tilley Hall Room 5 POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER This talk will focus on two questions concerning quasilinear systems of PDEs (also known as systems of hydrodynamic type): under what conditions are they Hamiltonian, and under...

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Posted: February 13, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mathematics and Statistics department will hold an open house on February 26 from 2:30 to 4:00 in Tilley Hall 406. This will be an opportunity for students to talk informally with professors and find out more about the programs and courses we offer. There will be snacks, all are welcome.

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Posted: February 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Registration for the Atlantic General Relativity 2014 conference (May 6-7) and International Shape Dynamics workshop (May 8-9) is now open. As in previous years, the theme of Atlantic GR will be all aspects of classical and quantum gravity. The intent of the Shape Dynamics workshop is to bring together people interested in conformal methods in classical and quantum gravity and in particular...

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Posted: January 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Congratulations to Dr Fang Yu, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis Dynamics of Plant-Herbivore Interaction with Chemical Defense and Spatial Diffusions today. Her supervisors were Dr Lin Wang and Dr James Watmough.

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Posted: January 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Doctor of Philosophy Thesis DefenseDynamics of Plant-Herbivore Interaction with Chemical Defense and Spatial Diffusions Fang Yu (UNB) Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:00 am Harriet Irving Library Seminar Room (4th floor) The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the dynamics of plant-herbivore interactions with plant defense by assuming the numerical response is not necessarily...

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