# 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...