Seminar Archive - 2019

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.

Micah Milinovich - University of Mississippi
There are many situations where one imposes certain conditions on a function and its Fourier transform and then wants to optimize a certain quantity. I will describe how these types of Fourier...

Peng Gao - Beihang University
This seminar has been cancelled. The study on the mean values of the divisor function $d(n)$ has a long history. Using his hyperbola method, Dirichlet established a well-known asymptotic formula for...

Tamara Broderick - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Bayesian methods are attractive for analyzing large-scale data due to in part to their coherent uncertainty quantification, ability to model complex phenomena, and ease of incorporating expert...

Yudhistira Andersen Bunjamin - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney
 In this seminar Yudhi will give a short account of his participation in the recent Science Faculty regional outreach road trips to the Central West. In this expedition he ran workshops in maths and...

Minh N. Dao - CARMA, University of Newcastle
  In this paper, we introduce and study a class of structured set-valued operators, which we call union averaged nonexpansive. At each point in their domain, the value of such an operator can be...

Jane Tan - ANU
 A feature of Eulerian circuits, evidenced for instance by Hierholzer's algorithm, is that in general they have many subcircuits and subcycles. We say that an Eulerian circuit is $k$-locally self-...

Mikael Rørdam - Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
I will give an overview of properties of amenable groups, as well as of the lesser known classes of supramenable groups (introduced by Rosenblatt in 1974), respectively, groups with the fixed point...

Prof Norman Wildberger - UNSW
We aim to give a gentle introduction to 19th - century geometric developments in affine and projective settings that set the stage for the classical study of curves and surfaces, using the 20th -...

Francois Primeau - University of California, Irvine
Uncertainty in the global patterns of marine nitrogen fixation limits our understanding of the response of the ocean’s nitrogen and carbon cycles to environmental change. The geographical...

Vladimir Matveev - Friedrich Schiller University Jena
We  discuss whether it is possible to reconstruct an affine  connection, a (pseudo)-Riemannian  metric or a Finsler metricby its unparameterized geodesics, and how to do it effectively. We explain...

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