Coming Seminars

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All welcome, especially students. A complete list of past seminars can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Simon Macourt
Exponential sums were first introduced 200 years ago by Gauss. Since then, bounds on such sums have been an interesting item of study and have found several applications. We will give an introduction to such sums and then consider multilinear...

William Chen
In this brief survey, we discuss some of the main results in geometric discrepancy theory. More importantly, we discuss some of the difficult unsolved problems in the subject.

Min Sha
Recently, joint with Fabrizio Barroero we proved that on an elliptic curve defined over a number field there are only finitely many torsion points whose coordinates are multiplicatively dependent. In this talk, I will present how we can obtain an...

Mr. Kelvin Hsu
In likelihood-free settings where likelihood evaluations are intractable, approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) addresses the formidable inference task to discover plausible parameters of simulation programs that explain the observations. However,...

Thomas Morrill
Overpartitions are a generalisation of integer partitions, chosen that their combinatorics align nicely with the coefficients of $q$-hypergeometric series. We review the $q$-analogues of some classical series transformations and discuss the...

Changhao Chen
Weyl sums arising from the famous paper of Weyl 1916 for the purpose of establishing the uniform distribution modulo one for some sequences. The Weyl sums play crucial role in many other fundamental number theoretic problems. These include...

David Yost
Taking as our domain the class of all polytopes with a given dimension and a given number of vertices, we begin with the optimisation questions: what is the minimum possible number of edges? What about higher dimensional faces? (The corresponding...

Holly Krieger
Many interesting objects in the study of the dynamics of complex algebraic varieties are known or conjectured to be transcendental, such as the uniformizing map describing the (complement of a) Julia set, or the Feigenbaum constant.  We will...