Seminar Archive - 2014

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.

Viktoria Heu - IRMA, University of Strasbourg
To any system of meromorphic linear differential equations on the Riemann sphere, we can associate a representation of the fundamental group of the punctured sphere, the so-called monodromy...

Ian Renner - University of Newcastle
Species distribution modelling, where the goal is to predict the distribution of a species as a function of environmental variables, is a highly-researched topic of interest to ecologists, biologists...

Richard Xu - Unversity of Technology, Sydney
  The Mixed-Membership Stochastic Block model (MMSB) is a popular framework for modelling social network relationships which fully exploits each individual node participation (or membership) in a...

David Harvey - UNSW
I will discuss some recent computations concerning irregular primes and the Kummer--Vandiver conjecture.

Joe Neeman - University of Texas, Austin
Given two correlated Gaussian vectors, X and Y, the noise stability of a set A is the probability that both X and Y fall in A. In 1985, C. Borell proved that half-spaces maximize the noise stability...

Matthew Kwan - UNSW
Distributional limit theorems such as the Central Limit Theorem are important in statistics and probabilistic combinatorics. These kinds of theorems are usually stated asymptotically, with a...

Thomas Fung - Macquarie University
  We introduce a semiparametric generalized linear models framework for time-series data that does not require specification of a working distribution or variance function for the data. Rather, the...

Jie Du - UNSW
Schur algebras are certain finite dimensional algebras introduced by Issai Schur, one of the pioneers of representation theory, at the beginning of last century to relate representations of the...

Chris Tisdell & Norman Wildberger - UNSW
Videos are an increasingly important tool, not just for teaching, but also for recording and dissemination of research results. Our new video room, RC-4092, is a great opportunity for you to get...

Karen Parshall - University of Virginia
The American mathematical research community experienced remarkable changes over the course of the three decades from 1920 to 1950.  The first ten years witnessed the "corporatization" and "...

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