Seminar Archive - 2011

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.

Tim Glass - UNSW
The idea of measuring the length of subsets of the real line is a natural and intuitive one.We will see how one immediately runs into difficulties, even under seemingly modest assumptions, and how we...

Dr. Peter Donovan - University of New South Wales
A curious inequality arising from the Poisson summation formula is proved (!) and shown to be analogous to the Guinand-Weil equivalent of the Riemann Hypothesis.

Daniel Chan - UNSW
The theory of orders has been variously described as a form of non-commutative arithmetic or non-commutative algebraic geometry. Examples of orders include group rings over rings of integers in the...

Dr. Aleks Ignjatovic - School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW
Chromatic derivatives are special, numerically robust linear differential operators which provide a unification framework for a broad class of families of orthogonal polynomials with a broad class of...

Michael Roeckner - University of Bielefeld
The first part of the talk will recall extinction results for stochastic partial differentialequations (with multiplicative noise) of porous media type. These include stochastic fast diffusion...

Michelle Dunbar - UNSW
In this talk I will outline two very simple Mathematical magic tricksthat can be used to amaze your family and friends. If time permits, Iwill also make mention of a few different types of prime...

Assoc. Professor Jan Hannig - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
R.A.\ Fisher's fiducial inference has been the subject of many discussions and controversies ever since heintroduced the idea during the 1930's. The idea experienced a bumpy ride, to say the least,...

Ognjen Stancevic - UNSW
While it may be fun to scribble our thoughts on envelopes and blackboards, the harsh reality of doing mathematics is that eventually, at least some of these will need to be 'TeX-ed up'. When it...

Dr. Diana Combe - University of New South Wales
One way in which combinatorial designs and group theory come together in a most beguiling manner is in Bhaskar Rao designs. I will explain the concept of a Bhaskar Rao design over a group, and...

Boris Lerner - UNSW
I will examine the moduli space and the Hilbert scheme of a del Pezzo order constructed using the noncommutative cyclic covering trick. The talk will be quiet technical.

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