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.

Nigel Higson - Penn State University
Early in his career, Hermann Weyl studied and solved the problem of decomposing a function on a half-line as a continuous combination of the eigenfunctions of a Sturm-Liouville operator with...

Dr. Daniel Filonik - UNSW Sydney
Geometry is the mathematical link between abstract information and graphic representation. In order to graphically represent information, we assign to it a geometric form. In this presentation we...

Haotian Wu - University of Sydney
Mean curvature flow is a natural and classic way to deform geometric objects in a given ambient space. In this talk, which is aimed at a general mathematical audience, we give an introduction on mean...

Marius Junge - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We will develop a new aspect of Bakry-Emry theory for sublaplacians on compact manifold with applications to concentration inequalities for matrix-valued functions. This is joint work with Haojian Li...

Liqun Qi - Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Semisimple Lie algebras have been completely classified by Cartan and Killing.  The Levi theorem states that every finite dimensional Lie algebra is isomorphic to a semidirect sum of its largest...

Dr. Leah South - University of Lancaster
Zero-variance control variates (ZV-CV) are a post-processing method to reduce the variance of Monte Carlo estimators of expectations using the derivatives of the log target. Once the derivatives are...

Michael Coons - University of Newcastle
For some time now, I have been trying to understand the intricacy and complexity of integer sequences from a variety of different viewpoints and at least at some level trying to reconcile these...

Michael Reynolds - UNSW
Finite Field Metric Geometry (FFMG) is browser-based dynamic geometry software for making geometric investigations over Finite Fields, the Rationals and certain extension fields. Once a field, a...

Marat Akhmet - Middle East Technical University, Turkey,
 The talk introduces innovations in the areas of dynamical systems, chaos, and differential equations. It first shows that the classical theory of dynamical systems, pioneered by H.Poincare and...

Dr. Dan Simpson - University of Toronto
Importance sampling is one of the key classical methods for estimating integrals. I will talk through some of the things we need to think about when building robust, implementations of importance...

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