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.

A comprehensive study of periodic trajectories of the billiards within ellipsoids in d-dimensional space is presented. The novelty of the approach is based on a relationship established between the periodic billiard trajectories and the extremal...

Laure Helme-Guizon (Dr H)
In this reflection about my year as a Teaching Fellow at UNSW, I will explain what I did, what I learned, and what the challenges have been. It has been suggested to me to also include a few words about what I think UNSW could do better, so that is...

Prof. Anthony J. Richardson
Plankton are the microscopic plants and animals at the base of the marine foodweb that produce half the oxygen we breathe and support most of the fish we consume. Despite nearly a century of research into the efficiency of marine foodwebs, there...

In 1970, Cheeger bounded the lowest nonzero eigenvalue  $\lambda_1$ of the Laplacian on a Riemannain manifold using a geometrical property now known as the Cheeger isoperiemtric constant. Cheeger's inequality proved to be quite influential leading...

Felipe Voloch
An error correcting code is a subspace of $k^n$, where $k$ is a finite field. Such a code is said to be locally recoverable with locality $r$ if, for every coordinate of a codeword, its value can be deduced from the value of (certain) $r$ other...

Brendan Creutz
Descent is a method of obtaining information about the set of rational solutions to a system of polynomial equations. The idea which goes back at least to Fermat is to replace the given system with finitely many other systems that are more...

Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux and Jakub Stoklosa
In this seminar the speakers will explain the process of 'digitally uplifting' an undergraduate statistics course. As a proof of concept, they will illustrate this process through their work this year on MATH1041 (Statistics for Life and Social...

Enrico Le Donne
Sub-Riemannian geometries are a generalization of Riemannian geometries. Roughly speaking, in order to measure distances in a sub-Riemannian manifold, one is allowed to only measure distances along curves that are tangent to some subspace of the...