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.

Norman Wildberger - UNSW
The geometry of three dimensional space, despite its obvious importance, is a sadly neglected topic in modernmathematics. One of the reasons is that the topic is rather awkward and difficult when...

Prof. Jonathan Borwein - School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle
Using fractal self-similarity and functional-expectation relations, the classical theory of box integrals is extended to encompass a new class of fractal string-generated Cantor sets" (SCSs) embedded...

Dr. David Kay - University of Oxford
This talk will present a computationally efficient method of simulating cardiac electrical propagation using an adaptive high-order finite element method. The refinement strategy automatically...

Boris Dubrovin - SISSA
In the talk, we will study Hamiltonian perturbations of hyperbolic systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) with one spatial variable. The deformation theory of integrable PDEs will be...

Dr Justin Wishart - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW
A hard threshold wavelet estimator is constructed for a deconvolution model in a periodic setting that has long-range dependent noise. The estimation paradigm is based on a maxiset method that...

Micheal Volpato - University of California, San Diego
We present a generalization of Deuring's geometric mass formula - which counts supersingular elliptic curves mod-p - to superspecial abelian varieties of PEL type with good reduction at p and...

Prof. Oliver Junge - Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
We review recent work on a set oriented discretization of Bellman's optimality principle.  In particular, we show how to construct feedback controllers for nonlinear systems and how to elegantly...

Dr Margaret Donald - Clements & Associates, Sydney and Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW
Modern technology has the ability to generate large datasets over space and time. Such data typically exhibit high autocorrelations over all dimensions. The field trial data motivating the methods...

Christian Gerhards - UNSW
The Earth's magnetic field consists of various source regions, mainly the core, the lithosphere, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere. The separation of magnetic field measurements into the...

Kenneth Chan - University of Washington
A finite subgroup G of GL_(V) acts naturally on the polynomial ring C[V], where V is a C-vector space.

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