Special Research Talks & Events

For a more complete list of Research Seminars & Talks, please head over to our Research Groups page where each group keeps an updated list of their research events.

Upcoming Talks & Events

Summer 2020

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

The next Foundations of Computational Mathematics conference will be held in Summer 2020 at the SFU Downtown campus. Taking place every three years, the FoCM conference is a major event for all mathematicians with interest in computation, and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from computational number theory to combinatorics to numerical PDEs. Along with colleagues from UW and UBC, the event will be organized by Professors Adcock, Chauve, Ilten, Mishna, and Nigam.

Fq14 - June 3-7, 2019

Canadam - May 28-31, 2019

We are excited to announce that our bids to host two conferences in successive weeks of Summer 2019 at SFU downtown were successful! This is a tremendous scientific opportunity for the Department of Mathematics and the School of Computing Science, and in particular for the SFU Discrete Mathematics Group. We will host the Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM) from May 28 - 31, 2019. The following week we will host the 14th International Conference on Finite Fields and their Applications (Fq14) from June 3 - 7, 2019. More information to follow!

Past Talks & Events

September 25, 2017

Jonathan Borwein Commemorative Conference

The University of Newcastle will be holding a conference to commemorate the life and work of Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein, who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Highlights include a public lecture by Keith Devlin (Stanford University), talks by Terry Rockafellar and Bruce Berendt, and a fantastic Night of Magic.

NOVEMBER 25, 2016  

PIMS-SFU 20th Anniversary Celebration

"Data Driven Medicine" with Nataša Pržulj, University College London

October 6, 2016  

Afternoon on the Mathematics of Data and Information

"Remembering Shannon" with Robert Calderbank, Duke University;  AND 
"Of Heartbeats, Bones and Brushstrokes" with Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University