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In 2019, The New Yorker ran a short piece entitled "The Men Who Still Love Fight Club" referencing the enduring legacy of the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk and its 1999 film adaptation by David Fincher. Focused primarily on American society, the article fails to mention Fight Club's appeal to many in Europe and elsewhere who have also been attracted by its aggressive masculinism and critique of consumer lifestyles.
The problem of finding rational or integer solutions to polynomial equations is one of the oldest problems in mathematics and is one of the key driving forces in the development of Number Theory. In the last 15 years new methods were developed that can sometimes effectively solve this problem. These methods attempt to find the solutions inside the larger set of solutions of the same equation in the field of p-adic numbers as the vanishing set of some computable function. When these methods work they give the rational solutions to arbitrarily large p-adic precision, which usually suffices to rigorously recover the full set of solutions. I will survey the new methods, originating from the work of Kim and from the more recent work of Lawrence and Venkatesh. I will then explain my work with Muller and Srinivasan that uses a p-adic version of the notion of norms on line bundles and associated heights, as used for example in arithmetic dynamics, to give a new approach to some Kim type results.
Join Dr. Geoffrey Dover, the Graduate Program Director for a discussion about the research opportunities, the admission requirements, and to have your questions answered.
The notion of a Bowley optimum (or Stackelberg equilibrium) has gained recent popularity as an equilibrium concept in reinsurance markets, but it assumes a monopolistic structure on the supply side. This is in contrast to reinsurance markets in which equilibrium pricing arises through strategic price competition between reinsurers. In this talk, I will discuss both market structures and argue that the notion of a Subgame Perfect Nash Equilibrium (SPNE) is the appropriate solution concept in the latter market setting. I will provide a characterization of equilibrium reinsurance contracts in each case, under fairly general assumptions about the preferences of market participants. Finally, I will discuss the Pareto-efficiency of equilibria and whether efficient allocations can be decentralized in each market structure. Specifically, Bowley-optimal contracts lead to Pareto-efficient allocations, but they make the insurer indifferent with the status quo. Moreover, only those Pareto-efficient contracts that make the insurer indifferent between suffering the loss and entering into the reinsurance contract are Bowley optimal. This is indicative of the limitations of Bowley optimality as an equilibrium concept. In the second market structure, equilibrium contracts induced by an SPNE result in Pareto-efficient allocations. Additionally, under mild conditions, the insurer realizes a strict welfare gain, which addresses the shortcomings of the Bowley setting and thereby ultimately reflects the benefit to the insurer of competition on the supply side.
Interested in a Physics degree focused on research activities?<br/><br/>Our researchers have expertise in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics including quantum- and nano- materials, human biomedical physics, molecular biophysics, theoretical particle physics, laser optics and photonics, molecular modeling/computational physics and physics education.<br/><br/>Join Graduate Program Director for a discussion about the research opportunities, the program options and how to apply.
Join Prof. Sacher as he discusses the Graduate Diploma, Master's and PhD options offered through Concordia's Department of Biology. Ask your questions about the labs, research opportunities and how to apply.
Join the Graduate Program Director for a discussion about the research opportunities, the program options and how to apply.
Dramaturgical Ecologies (DE), a Concordia-based multi-disciplinary group of artists and researchers interested in the ecologies of dramaturgical processes, invites you to attend the three online sessions of their Ground Provisions event at the 3ecologies (Sainte-Anne-du Lac, QC), closing a year-long series of outreach activities focused on articulating how the concepts of ‘blackness’ and ‘dramaturgy’ productively rub up against one another.<br/><br/>Using a necessarily interdisciplinary lens, our explorations will move across and through Black studies; diaspora studies; visual arts, dance and performance practice; process philosophy; and performance studies gathering artists, scholars and public intellectuals, aiming to both generate and destabilize dialogue and reflection on black performance and dance dramaturgy. <br/><br/>In dialogue with Dr. Erin Manning, who brings the philosophy of movement into the realms of neurodiversity and blackness to inquire into the normative prescriptions of whiteness; and Dr. Adebayo Akomolafe’s provocative reflections on post-activism, global crisis and ontofugitivity, Ground Provisions emerge from a desire to generate dialogue and reflection on dance dramaturgy and black performance studies, diasporic conceptualizations of blackness in its creative manifestations.<br/><br/>ACTIVITIES:<br/><br/>THU, DEC 15th, 2-5pm:<br/>Facilitated reading of a text (to be sent in advance upon registration) that grounds a conversation on how blackness and dramaturgy productively rub up against one another. With the participation of the Dramaturgical Ecologies group, scholars and practitioners’ discussants of the ABCs of DE, Dr. Bayo Akomolafe and Dr. Erin Manning.<br/><br/>FRI, DEC 16th, 2-5pm:<br/>Dr. Erin Manning and Dr. Bayo Akomolafe will be catalysts to themes that are pillars to Dramaturgical Ecologies - blackness and dramaturgy -, from within the fields that are dear to them: subjectivity, transversality, neurodiversity, perception, process philosophy, ontofugitivity, post-activism and black studies.<br/><br/>THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE<br/><br/>A Zoom link will be provided for the two online sessions (the 15th and 16th) upon registration
This talk intends to argue that despite longitudinal evidence that mental disorders are also a result of the order of the world, so it is a political question, even so, the will to power of biomedical psychiatry intends to maintain the monopoly of the narrative, depoliticizing the life of the individuals with mental disorders.
- Peter Dietsch (University of Victoria)
- Pablo Gilabert (Concordia University)
- Jan Kandiyali (Durham University)
- Martin O’Neill (University of York)
- Avia Pasternak (University of Toronto)
- Sabine Tsuruda (Queen’s University)
- Åsbjørn Melkevik (Queen’s University)
- Louis-Philippe Hodgson (York University)
- Will Roberts (McGill University)
- Eleni Schirmer (Concordia University)
- Sylvie Loriaux (Université Laval)
- Denise Celentano (Université de Montréal)
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