Seminar Archive - 2016

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.

Paul Hancock - UNSW (Teaching Fellow 2016) and Woonona High School
In this talk I will be discussing my experiences over this past year as the Visiting Teaching Fellow. I would also like to take the opportunity to discuss my views on the new senior curriculum and...

Paul Spence - ARC Center for Excellence in Climate Systems Science
The ocean’s meridional overturning circulation is closed by upwelling of dense, carbon-rich waters to the surface of the Southern Ocean. It has been proposed that upwelling in this region is driven...

Richard Brent - ANU and University of Newcastle
The Kolakoski sequence $1221121221221121122\ldots$ is the unique countable $\{1,2\}$-sequence $k_1k_2k_3\ldots$ such that $k_1=1$, whose $j$-th block has length $k_j$. We shall briefly survey what is...

John Roberts - UNSW
The dynamics of an iterated linear or affine map of the plane is well-understood and one considers polynomial or rational maps to uncover more exotic features. Another direction is to build maps from...

Prof. Arieh Iserles - University of Cambridge
Many partial differential equations of interest are conveniently stated as a Cauchy problem. This is true in particular with regards to equations of quantum mechanics. There are important advantages...

Tomoyuki Arakawa - Kyoto University
Motivated by the string theory, Moore and Tachikawa conjectured in 2011 the existence of two-dimensional topological quantum field theories associated with symplectic varieties. In my lecture I will...

Casimir de Lavergne - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Antarctic Bottom Water is the most voluminous water mass of the World Ocean, and it feeds the deepest and slowest component of ocean circulation. The processes that govern its lifecycle are therefore...

Detlef Müller - University of Kiel
In this  survey talk, I shall try to give an idea about what is known on spectral multiplier estimates of Mihlin-Hörmander type for sub-Laplacians and what are the challenges in their still wide open...

Fiona Skerman - University of Bristol
An important problem in network analysis is to identify highly connected components or 'communities'. Most popular clustering algorithms work by approximately optimising modularity. Given a graph G,...

Dr. Henry Y.T. Ngan - Hong Kong Baptist University
 Recently, there has been an increasing demand to develop inspection techniques on imaging and data science for complex data analysis. Inspection is a way to detect, identify and locate any possible...

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