Seminar Archive - 2015

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.

Prof Kerrie Mengersen - Queensland University of Technology
Bayesian statistical methods for modelling and data analysis are now endemic in a very wide range of fields. The Bayesian paradigm has a number of appealing features, including the ability to...

Ernst P. Stephan - Leibniz University, Hannover
A mixed formulation for a Tresca frictional contact problem in linear elasticity is considered in the context of boundary integral equations, which is later extended to Coulomb friction. The discrete...

Thomas Britz - UNSW
Since the early 70's, there has been notable interest in studying how the matroids and Tutte polynomials of linear codes over finite fields determine properties of those codes. Greene's Theorem was...

Shane Keating - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Mixing by ocean eddies on scales of 10-50 km plays a key role in biogeochemical processes, frontal dynamics, and tracer transport in the upper ocean. However, our understanding of these scales is...

Assoc/Prof Xian Zhou - Macquarie University
This work introduces a new type of Hodges' estimators that can serve model selection with desired oracle and other properties. It demonstrates that finding an oracle model selection procedure with...

Aidan Sims - University of Wollongong
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Peter Donovan - UNSW
An elementary account of some aspects of noncommutative geometry has been put together using aspects of my own work.

Michael Cowling - UNSW Australia
This is about various classes of mappings of $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ that do not distort shape too much. The main results are that an infinitesimal condition (quasiconformality) is...

Ana Zumalacarregui - UNSW
It is well known that the classical Chebyshev's function $\psi(n)$ has an alternative expression in terms of the least common multiple of the first n integers: $\psi(n) = \log \text{lcm} (1,2, ... ,...

Prof. Herbert E. Huppert - University of Bristol, University of Cambridge and University of New South Wales
Volcanic plumes ascend high into the stratified atmosphere where they form intrusions about the level of neutral buoyancy. Sufficiently powerful eruptions or eruptions in a weak wind form umbrella...

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