Full Seminar Archive

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All staff and students are welcome. This page has a complete list of past seminars and a list restricted by year can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Nassif A Ghoussoub - University of British Columbia
One of the best kept secrets about mathematicians is that we are often at the tip of the spear in the struggle for social/political causes. We are inspired by the mathematical hell raisers of...

Geordie Williamson - University of Sydney
This will be a talk about the representation theory of finite groups. Over the last forty years there have been fascinating developments in the theory of modular (i.e. characteristic p)...

Nassif Ghoussoub - University of British Columbia
I will introduce and discuss the class of ``linear transfers" between probability measures. This class contains all cost minimizing mass transports, including equivariant mass transports, and...

Dmitri Nikshych - University of New Hampshire
A classical theorem of Joyal and Street establishes an equivalence between braided categorical groups and quadratic forms.  This  brings an important geometric insight into the theory of braided...

Shinnosuke Okawa - Osaka University
Bounded derived category of coherent sheaves of an algebraic variety is a relatively new but very important invariant. There are examples of non-singular projective varieties $X$ and $Y$ which have...

Amie Wilkinson - University of Chicago
What are the underlying mechanisms for robustly chaotic behavior in smooth dynamics? In addressing this question, I’ll focus on the study of diffeomorphisms of a compact manifold. I’ll describe...

Shige Peng - Shandong University
Traditionally, a real-life random sample is often treated as measurements resulting from an i.i.d. sequence of random variables or, more generally, as an outcome of either linear or nonlinear...

Casimir de Lavergne - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Antarctic Bottom Water is the most voluminous water mass of the World Ocean, and it feeds the deepest and slowest component of ocean circulation. The processes that govern its lifecycle are therefore...

Tomoyuki Arakawa - Kyoto University
Motivated by the string theory, Moore and Tachikawa conjectured in 2011 the existence of two-dimensional topological quantum field theories associated with symplectic varieties. In my lecture I will...

Norman Wildberger - University of New South Wales
The Goldbach Conjecture states that every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes, and it is one of the most famous unsolved problems in number theory. In this lecture, we...

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