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.

Yu Guang Wang
This work gives the exact solution in terms of the Karhunen-Loève expansion to a fractional stochastic partial differential equation on the 2-dimensional unit sphere with fractional Brownian motion as driving noise and with random initial condition...

Andrew Schopieray
The classical McKay correspondence characterises finite subgroups of SU(2) by associating them with a very restrictive family of graphs.   This can be rephrased in modern language as a classification of modulecategories over the category of finite-...

Mumtaz Hussain
Let $\psi:\mathbb R_+\to\mathbb R_+$ be a non-increasing function. A real number $x$ is said to be $\psi$-Dirichlet improvable if it admits an improvement to Dirichlet's theorem in the following sense: the system $$|qx-p|< \, \psi(t) \ \ {\text{...

Antoine Joux
We consider the problem of solving multivariate systems of Boolean polynomial equations: starting from a system of $m$ polynomials of degree at most $d$ in $n$ variables, we want to find its solutions over $\mathbb{F}_2$. Except for $d=1$, the...

Paul Spence
In honours of Walter Munk's 100th birthday, Paul Spence will present a general interest talk on the science of surfing. Does God want us to surf? Is there any difference between a surfer and a drug addict? Did surfers discover relativity before...

Prof. Thorsten Koch
The Steiner tree problem in graphs is a classical problem that commonly arises in practical applications as one of many variants. While often a strong relationship between different Steiner tree problem variants can be observed, solution approaches...

Jiwei Zhang
We consider the simulation of nonlocal wave propagation in an unbounded multi-scale medium. In particular, we discuss (a) the design of artificial/absorbing boundary conditions (ABCs); (b) the construction of an asymptotically compatible (AC) scheme...

Nassif A Ghoussoub
One of the best kept secrets about mathematicians is that we are often at the tip of the spear in the struggle for social/political causes. We are inspired by the mathematical hell raisers of previous generations, but we are also shaped by their...

Peter Kim
Human post-menopausal longevity makes us unique among primates, but how did it evolve? One explanation, the Grandmother Hypothesis, proposes that as grasslands spread in ancient Africa displacing foods ancestral youngsters could effectively exploit...