# Seminars Archive - 08/2018

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

*Arnaud Brothier - University of New South Wales*

The Thompson group is the group of homeomorphisms of [0,1] that are piecewise linear with slopes a power of 2 and breakpoints a dyadic rational. It is one of the most studied discrete group which...

*Anita Liebenau - University of New South Wales*

Ramsey theory connects several areas of mathematics including graph theory, number theory, discrete geometry, and many more. Its central idea is that total chaos is impossible. Erdos and Szekeres...

*Wadim Zudilin - Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)*

I report on a recent considerable improvement of the asymptotic lower bound on the number of irrational odd zeta values as originally given in the Ball–Rivoal theorem (2000). The proof is based on a...

*Dmitry Badziahin - University of Sydney*

We will consider the following question: what values irrationality exponents of Mahler numbers can take? For much smaller set of automatic numbers it was initially asked by Adamczewski and Rivoal...

*Dr Chayne Planiden - University of Woolongong*

The VU-algorithm is a superlinearly convergent method for minimising nonsmooth convex functions. At each iteration, the algorithm separates the space into the V-space and the orthogonal U-space, such...

*Leonard Cadilhac - Université de Caen Normandie*

The Khintchine inequalities first appeared as a result about Rademacher variables in probability theory and have been the object of a rich literature due, in particular, to their central role in...

*Zahra Afsar - University of Sydney*

Given a quasi-lattice ordered group $(G, P)$ and a compactly aligned product system $X$ of essential $C^*$--correspondences over the monoid P, we show that there is a bijection between the gauge-...

*Martijn Caspers - Delft University of Technology*

In their fundamental paper Ozawa and Popa introduced the notion of strongly solid von Neumann algebras: the von Neumann algebra generated by the normalizer of any amenable von Neumann subalgebra is ...

*Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux, John Steele, Chris Tisdell, Jonathan Kress, Laure Helme-Guizon, Daniel Mansfield and Donna Salopek - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney*

What is the best way to go about preparing new notes for a maths or stats course? And all the other aspects of preparing for a new course? What is a good technology? How to manage time? All of us...

*Arnaud Brothier - University of New South Wales*

Jones subfactor theory studies inclusion of von Neumann algebras that are objects coming from functional analysis. It is connected to many area of mathematics such as tensor categories, knot theory,...