Seminar Archive - 2012

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.

Stephen Sanchez - University of New South Wales
There are many different voting systems in use around the world, each with their own pros and cons. I will briefly talk about the proven impossibility of a perfect voting system, and what that might...

Prof. Alexandru Dimca - Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis
We will discuss the main open question in this area, namely whether the combinatorics of the intersection lattice determines the monodromy operator of the Milnor fiber of a central, complex...

Dimitry Zanin - UNSW
The abstract can be read here.

Amirah Rahman - The University of New South Wales
The zombie apocalypse draws nigh. To prepare ourselves, we will analyse a possible model of the spread of zombie-itis. This model will then be used in a discussion of the best methods we can apply in...

Sheehan Olver - University of Sydney
Suppose that the global eigenvalue distribution of two large random matrices A and B are known. It is a remarkable fact that, generically, the eigenvalue distribution of A + B and (if A and B are...

Dr Maarit Laaksonen - Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW
The Population Attributable Fraction (PAF) is a useful measure for describing the expected change in an outcome if its risk factors are modified. Estimation of PAF for both mortality and morbidity in...

Sergey Ajiev - UNSW
Approximation theory is a classical part of the analysis of functions defined on an Euclidean space or its subset and the foundation of its applications, while the problems related to high or...

Herbert E. Huppert - University of Cambridge and University of New South Wales
Gravity currents occur frequently in many household, industrial and environmental situations whenever fluid of one density intrudes into fluid of a different density. Common examples include:...

Dr Minh-Ngoc Tran - Australian School of Business, UNSW
Copulas are popular as models for multivariate dependence because they allow the marginal densities and the joint dependence to be modeled separately. However, they usually require that the...

Sheehan Olver - University of Sydney
We construct a novel spectral method, applicable to low and high order linear ODEs with variable coefficients and general boundary conditions. The matrices of this spectral method are almost banded...

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