# Seminar Archive - 2013

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.

*Gordon Blower - Lancaster University*

Tau functions can be introduced as Fredholm determinants of Hankelintegral operators, or products of Hankel operators. Such tau functionsgeneralize the classical notion of a theta function, as in...

*Xinfeng Liu - University of South Carolina, Columbia*

For reaction-diffusion systems with both stiff reaction and diffusion terms, the implicit integration factor (IIF) method and its high dimensional analog compact form (cIIF) serve as an efficient...

*Ray Kawai - The University of Sydney*

We describe a new numerical method for elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations, with a wide range of application, from heat conduction, fluid dynamics, acoustic propagation,...

*Alan Huang - University of Technology, Sydney*

Generalized linear models (GLMs) (McCullagh & Nelder, 1989) have become indispensable tools for analyzing agricultural, engineering and biomedical data. In this talk, we look at some (recent)...

*Melvin Faierman - UNSW*

We are concerned here with the transmission eigenvalues connected with a degerenate boundary problem involving a 2x2 system of differential operators. By a transmission eigenvalue of the boundary...

*Prof Frank Garvan (via Access Grid) - University of Florida*

Let spt(n) denote the number of smallest parts in the partitions of n. In 2008, Andrews found surprising congruences for the spt-function mod 5, 7 and 13. We discuss new congruences for spt(n) mod...

*Pierre Del Moral - INRIA/École Polytechnique*

In the last three decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of particle methods as a powerful tool in real-world applications of Monte Carlo simulation in computational physics,...

*Christoph Aistleitner - UNSW and Austrian Science Fund*

This talk is devoted to the relation between empirical process theory and problems concerning the existence of low-discrepancy point sets and the tractability of multivariate integration. First we...

*David Warton - University of New South Wales*

The probability integral transform is a classical statistical tool that has long been used in random number generation. In this talk we will develop some new applications of the tool, including...

*Ray Kawai - The University of Sydney*

We describe a new numerical method for elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations, with a wide range of application, from heat conduction, fluid dynamics, acoustic propagation,...