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.

Wenbo Wu & Jörn Callies - Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
More than 90% of the energy trapped on Earth by increasingly abundant greenhouse gases is absorbed by the ocean. Monitoring the resulting ocean warming remains a challenging sampling problem. To...

Craig H. Bishop - School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, University of Melbourne
Current state estimation or data assimilation techniques assume Gaussian uncertainties for both forecasts and observations. However, unbiased observations of bounded variables can be shown to have...

Rosemary Morrow - Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS), France
The future international SWOT Mission, planned for launch in 2021, will make high-resolution 2D observations of sea-surface height using SAR radar interferometric techniques. SWOT will map the global...

Fiona Johnson - UNSW Faculty of Engineering
Hydrological extremes by their very nature are rare events and requirecareful use of statistical methods to ensure robust and reliablepredictions. This presentation focuses on two case studies...

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...

Joseph LaCasce - University of Oslo
Many fundamental theories of ocean circulation neglect bottom topography. Indeed, ocean models with a flat bottom are still often used to study different phenomena. Here we examine evidence that...

Dr Bishakhdatta Gayen - Australian National University
The general ocean circulation, of crucial importance to the global climate, involves fluid motion on scales ranging from turbulence, internal waves, eddies and fronts, planetary Rossby waves and...

Associate Professor Amin Chabchoub - University of Sydney
The uni-directional propagation of surface gravity water waves can be described within the framework of weakly nonlinear evolution equations such as the Korteweg-de Vries equation (KdV) in shallow-...

Paul Spence - UNSW Climate Change Research Centre
In honours of Walter Munk's 100th birthday, Paul Spence will present a general interest talk on the science of surfing. Does God want us to surf? Is there any difference between a surfer and a drug...

Sjoerd Groeskamp - UNSW Mathematics and Statistics
In this talk I will take the opportunity to introduce myself and my work to the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Therefore, this talk will be a general overview of my work, with some in-depth...

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