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.

Vladimir Muller - Czech Academy of Sciences
A Hilbert space operator T is called power bounded if $\sup \|T^n\|<\infty$. Clearly every operator similar to a contraction is power bounded. Problems concerning relations between power bounded...

Prof Miodrag Lovric - University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Current dominant paradigm in statistical testing of a point null hypothesis is inadequate as our expression of uncertainty about the world in the 21st century. For decades, it has produced countless...

Richard Mikael Slevinsky - University of Oxford
I will describe a new spectral method approach for solving univariate singular integral equations on a union of multiple disjoint boundaries. Singular integral equations have a rich history in...

Robert Haraway - University of Sydney
I plan to discuss Penner's lambda coordinates on Teichmüller space. I plan to discuss Weeks's algorithm for determining canonical forms for hyperbolic surfaces of finite area, and how this leads to a...

W. Ramasinghe - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
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W. Ramasinghe - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
In 1593, Francois Vieta gave an expression equivalent to the infinite product, \begin{equation} \label{eq}\frac{2}{\pi} = \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} \cdot \frac{\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}}{2} \cdot \frac{\sqrt{2+\...

Justin Domke - NICTA
I suggest considering two different “regimes” when making predictions from data. The first deals with relatively simple phenomena and expensive data. Here, it is sensible to invest in building an...

Alexander Fish - University of Sydney
The classical theorem of Kneser gives sufficient conditions on A, and B (subsets of the natural numbers)  which guarantee that lower asymptotic density of A+B = {a+b | a in A, b in B} is bigger or...

Dr. Janosch Rieger - Imperial College London
The invention of computerised tomography (CT) was a major breakthrough, because it was the first technology which allowed to reconstruct a full 3d picture of the human body. Now, several decades...

Michael Berry - University of Bristol, UK
Following the discovery by Bayes in 1747 that Stirling’s series for the factorial is divergent, the study of asymptotic series has today reached the stage of enabling summation of the divergent tails...

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