Seminar Archive - 2017

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.

Andrew Zammit Mangion - University of Wollongong
Spatio-temporal log-Gaussian Cox process models play a central role in the analysis of spatially distributed systems in several disciplines. Yet, scalable inference remains computationally...

Dr Ana Zumalacarregui - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW SYDNEY
The School is involved in many dissemination activities to promote and engage students in Mathematics. It is always interesting to find creative ways to explore mathematical concepts  and to...

Daniel Mansfield & Norman Wildberger - University of New South Wales
 The Old Babylonian (OB) era from 1900 to 1600 B.C.E. in southern Iraq is a remarkable period in world history. Thanks to thousands of clay cuneiform tablets, we have a good idea not only of the rich...

Dr Michelle Dunbar - University of Sydney
Effective radiotherapy is dependent on being able to (i) visualise the tumour clearly, and (ii) deliver the correct dose to the cancerous tissue, whilst sparing the healthy tissue as much as possible...

Spiridon Penev - UNSW
In nonparametric regression with errors in the explanatory variable, the regression function is typically assumed to be smooth, and in particular not to have a rapidly changing derivative. However,...

John Bourke - Macquarie University
Many structures in mathematics admit some notion of tensor product.  For example, we have the cartesian product of sets, the tensor product of vector spaces and of chain complexes.  The common...

Mikhail Isaev - UNSW Sydney
Let $T$ be a uniform random tree on $n$ vertices. We are interested in the distribution of $F(T)$, where the function $F$ could depend significantly on the tree structure. It is natural to use Prüfer...

James Borger - ANU
The classical theory of canonical lifts for elliptic curves gives a canonical way of lifting ``ordinary'' elliptic curves in positive characteristic to characteristic zero. I'll explain a new point...

Debargha Banerjee - IISER Pune
If we start with mod $p$ objects, it may or may not have lifts to characteristic zero objects. Buium introduced differential modular forms in a new geometry by using a close analogy with function...

Debargha Banerjee - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
We give an effective bound to the number of torsion points of  these families of certain groups. Key ingredient in our construction is  a suitable  Eisenstein series (analytic object). The constant...

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