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.

Amandine Schaeffer - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics & Sydney Institute for Marine Science
Along southeastern Australia, the East Australian Current (EAC) strongly influences the circulation and watermass characteristics of the adjacent continental shelf. Dense water uplift resulting from...

Yuehua Li - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Double diffusive convection is driven by two different density gradients that have different rates of diffusion. Alinear stability analysis indicated that it is possible that a steady state is...

Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Non-autonomous dynamical systems yield very flexible models for the study of time-dependent systems, such as oceanic and atmospheric flows. Multiplicative ergodic theorems (METs) encompass...

Brian Powell - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Oxygen isotope (delta-18O) records from tropical coral skeletons are widely used for reconstructing tropical climate variability, particularly the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Unfortunately,...

Ryan Holmes - School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Tropical instability waves (TIWs) and vortices (TIVs) in the equatorial Pacific Ocean exhibit energetic horizontal and vertical circulation characterized by regions of high Rossby number and low...

Bishakhdatta Gayen - Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Horizontal convection (HC) is driven by a horizontal difference in temperature or heat flux at a single horizontal boundary of a fluid. In a thermally equilibrated state net heat flux over the...

Sharon Stephen - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
I will discuss recent theoretical investigations into the stability of non-Newtonian flows. In particular, we consider crossflow instability of the flow due to a rotating disc for a shear-thinning...

Kial Stewart - UNSW / Climate Change Research Institute
Eddies are ubiquitous in the oceans. Certain circumstances permit interaction between the eddy and mean flow fields, requiring ocean models to either completely resolve the eddies or parameterize...

Geoffrey Vasil - University of Sydney
This talk will explore the strange behaviour of magnetically conducting fluids. Specifically, I will discuss an exact correspondence between an important instability in astrophysical systems, and the...

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