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.

Dr. Megan Smith and A/Prof. Karen Canfell - University of New South Wales
The Cancer Screening Group in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre provides policy-makers with the information needed to enable evidence-based decision making for cancer prevention and screening. The...

Prof Victor Solo - UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering
Point processes are enjoying a resurgence of interest due to demand from a number of significant application areas. In neural coding, electrodes are used to record spike trains (on a ms time scale)...

James Franklin and Norman Wildberger - UNSW
Mathematicians have always thrown around the concept of infinity as if it's self-explanatory. Mathematics is supposed to have "foundations" in the theory of infinite sets. But is infinity really an...

Tom Fisher - Cambridge
I will discuss the problem of computing an exact formula for the probability that a random quadratic or cubic form is soluble over the p-adics. I will also describe what is known about the related...

Dr Nigel Chan - University of Sydney
For a nonlinear cointegration model, uniform convergence for the Nadara-Watson estimator and the local linear nonparametric estimator are investigated. Sharp convergence rates and optimal range in...

Dr Lawrence Murray - CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods are applicable across a wide range of non-linear, non-Gaussian state-space models. They are particularly useful forcomplex models where the prior can be simulated...

Prof Thierry Coulhon - Australian National University
Upper and lower Gaussian estimates for the heat kernel are the key to a number of analytic results on doubling metric measure spaces endowed with a Dirichlet form, and they also have a probabilistic...

Daniel Chan - UNSW
We discuss duality theory for algebras over regular local rings. This allows us to extend Auslander-Reiten theory to Cohen-Macaulay modules over these algebras. 

Jack Hall - ANU
A classical result, due to Riemann, is that every Riemann surface has a non-constant meromorphic function. Equivalently, every Riemann surface is a projective algebraic variety. When considering this...

Ryan Holmes - School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Tropical instability waves (TIWs) and vortices (TIVs) in the equatorial Pacific Ocean exhibit energetic horizontal and vertical circulation characterized by regions of high Rossby number and low...

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