# 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.

*Werner Ricker - Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt*

The formation of the average of a finite set of numbers crops up in various aspects of daily life; eg. the average daily temperature (say, at noon) for a given month, the average age of the members...

*Brian Jefferies - University of New South Wales*

In quantum mechanics, a semiclassical approximation estimates a quantum expression such as the number of bound states in terms of the corresponding quantity in Newtonian mechanics.
One such well-...

*Valentyn Panchenko - University of New South Wales*

We estimate the hidden Markov model of switching between several heuristics on data of the "Learning-to-Forecast" experiments. In these experiments participants predict an evolution of the endogenous...

*Herbert E. Huppert - Institute for Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge and UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics*

The seminar will discuss a variety of fluid flows in porous media, relevant to situations in carbon dioxide sequestration; groundwater flows; vapour motions in volcanic conduits; the extraction of...

*Mikhail Isaev - University of New South Wales*

Many enumeration problems in combinatorics, including such fundamental questions as the number of regular graphs, can be expressed as high-dimensional complex integrals. The asymptotic behaviour is...

*Professor Ruth. J. Williams - The University of California, San Diego*

Joint work with Saul Leite, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
David Anderson, U. Wisconsin-Madison
Des Higham, U. Strathclyde
Continuous-time Markov chain models are often used to...

*Shane Keating and Quoc Thong Le Gia - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW*

Shane Keating.
For those of you watching in black and white: Making the most of online lecture recordings
Students increasingly rely on online recordings to supplement traditional lectures.This can...

*Stephen Wright - University of Technology Sydney*

The identification of risk factors associated with a binary endpoint is a typical problem in biostatistics. One might use regression techniques to determine a set of associations, and then use them...

*Lothar Banz - University of Salzburg*

We consider two higher order finite element discretizations of an obstacle problem with the p-Laplacian differential operator for the singular case 1<p<2 and for the degenerated case 2<p<...

*Alessandro Ottazzi - University of New South Wales*

Let $G$ be a Lie group and d a left invariant distance on $G$. It is well known that if the group is $R^n$ and the distance Euclidean, then every isometry is affine, i.e., the composition of a...