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.

Tracy Jiang - UNSW
We give an introduction into the theory of superalgebras which has its origins from a theory of particle physics called supersymmetry. We present extensions of familiar concepts from Linear Algebra...

William Liu - UNSW
The theory of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs) lies at the intersection of probability theory, measure theory, functional analysis and the theory of partial differential equations....

Geoff Carroll - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW.
Geoff Carroll is the 2015 Visiting Teaching Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. Geoff has been teaching high school mathematics since 2012, most recently at Sydney Grammar...

Alistair Savage - University of Ottawa
This will be an expository talk concerning the idea of categorification and its role in representation theory.  We will begin with some very simple yet beautiful observations about how various ideas...

Prof. Per Lötstedt - Uppsala University, Sweden
Stochastic models are needed to model the diffusing and reacting molecules in biological cells. The reason is that the number of molecules of each chemical species is low and the reactions occur with...

Robin Robertson - School of Physical , Environmental and Mathematical Science, University of New South Wales at Australian Defence Force Academy
Ocean mixing is one of the most prominent problems in physical oceanography today.  Mixing maintains the stratification, drives the global overturning circulation, distributes nutrients and larvae...

David Angell and Thomas Britz - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW.
We have two speakers for the seminar. 1. Dr Thomas Britz, talking on Blending old and new: A tiny and obvious but very useful teaching technique. I have had great success and enjoyment with a very...

Kevin Burrage - University of Oxford and Queensland University of Technology
This talk gives an overview on the use of non-local or fractional models for modelling the electrophysiology of the heart when taking into account the heterogeneous nature of cardiac tissue. Space...

Assoc/Prof Ajay Jasra - National University of Singapore
The approximation of expectations w.r.t. probability distributions associated to the solution of partial differential equations (PDEs) is considered herein; this scenario appears routinely in...

William Chen - Macquarie University
Consider the supremum norm of the discrepancy function with respect to aligned rectangular boxes. In the $2$-dimensional case, the precise order of magnitude was determined over forty years ago. In...

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