# 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.

*Ulrich Thiel - University of Sydney*

Many interesting algebras appearing in the context of algebraic Lie theory admit a “triangular” decomposition, a classical example being the universal enveloping algebra of a semisimple complex Lie...

*Cain Edie-Michell - Australian National University*

Planar algebras provide a very nice graphical interpretation of tensor categories. In particular they make easy many computations that are difficult using purely tensor categories. Using theorems...

*Aurore Delaigle - University of Melbourne*

We show that, in the functional data context, by appropriately exploiting the functional nature of the data, it is possible to classify and cluster the observations asymptotically perfectly. We...

*Ananta K. Majee - University of Tübingen, Germany*

In this presentation, we study an optimal control problem for the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation on a bounded domain in R^d (d = 1, 2, 3). We first establish existence of a relaxed...

*Thomas Britz - UNSW*

The Tutte polynomial was once an esoteric object known only to the then small community of combinatorialists. That changed when Greene (1976) pointed out the connection between this polynomial and...

*Michael L. Banner - UNSW Mathematics and Statistics*

Breaking waves have challenged mariners since the earliest days of seafaring, with scientific and engineering interest increasing rapidly following the publication of Stokes’ remarkable...

*Danesh Jogia and Timothy McMahon - Australian Signals Directorate*

Number theory has had a special relationship with cryptography since the mid-seventies when the Diffie-Hellman and RSA algorithms were published. With the existence of a quantum computer becoming...

*Kam Hung Yau - UNSW*

For any sufficiently small real number $\varepsilon >0$, we obtain an asymptotic formula for the number of solutions to $\lVert \alpha n + \beta \rVert < x^{\varepsilon} $ ($\lVert \cdot \...

*Bishnu Lamichhane - University of Newcastle, Australia.*

We consider a three-field formulation of linear elasticity problem. The standard three-field formulation -- often known as the Hu-Washizu formulation in elasticity -- is the mother of many different...

*Peter Donovan - UNSW*

Extensions of the WHFPF in projective algebraic geometry are discussed. In particular, an extension, described by Loring Tu (2015) as a lost theorem of Shimura, is investigated.
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