Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

January 22, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/Miami time) On location

On the usefulness of mathematics for insurance risk theory - and vice versa

Colloquium presented by Hansjoerg Albrecher (HEC, Lausanne)

This talk is on applications of various branches of mathematics in the field of risk theory, a branch of actuarial mathematics dealing with the analysis of the surplus process of a portfolio of insurance contracts over time. At the same time such practical problems frequently trigger mathematical research questions, in some cases leading to remarkable identities and connections. Next to the close interactions with probability and statistics, examples will include the branches of real and complex analysis, algebra, symbolic computation, number theory and discrete mathematics.

Address

McGill University, Burnside Hall, 805 rue Sherbrooke 0., Montréal, room 920