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.

Stuart Hatzioannou - UNSW
In this talk I will be giving an overview of the theory required to understand the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and some of its more specialised cases. Generally the Atiyah-Singer index theorem...

Edward McDonald - UNSW
In his 1994 book Noncommutative Geometry, Alain Connes introduced the quantised calculus. This is a means of doing calculus which makes sense in a high degree of generality, and has many properties...

Noah Snyder - Indiana University
Tensor categories are a generalization of groups which play the same role in quantum mathematics that groups play in ordinary mathematics.  There are several important sources of tensor categories,...

Norman Wildberger, Daniel Mansfield & Jonathan Kress - UNSW
The School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW has this semester made a bold venture into the online teaching space for our first year courses, by initiating Online Tutorials in MATH1141...

Michael Carr - UNSW
Given an elliptic curve C defined over a number field K, the set of K-rational points on C, denoted C(K) forms a finitely generated abelian group. Although they may not be easy to calculate in...

Chong Wang - UNSW
Most contemporary mathematics reference materials are not presented with the goal of imparting understanding to students. In order to be comprehensive, textbooks contain need to contain an unwieldy...

Dr Ganes Ganesalingam - University of Sydney
It is common in practice that the experimental units can be ranked easily using a cheaply measurable covariate than quantification of the main variable of interest which requires expensive...

M. Ganesh - Colorado School of Mines
We consider a class of wave propagation models with aleatoric and epistemic uncertainties. Using mathematical analysis-based, shape-independent, a priori parameter estimates, we develop offline/...

Norman Wildberger - UNSW
At the heart of metrical algebraic geometry there are hierarchies of beautiful algebraic formulas, starting in one dimension and then working their way up both in dimension and complexity. These  can...

Dr Katja Ignatieva - UNSW Business School
This paper studies the relationship between credit default swap spreads (CDS) for the Energy sector and oil futures dynamics. Using data on light sweet crude oil futures from 2004 to 2013, which...

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