Past 2013 Maths Colloquia

Title Presented by When Venue
The fractional laplacian, extension problems and conformal geometry Mariel Sáez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) 20 Nov 2017 45-204
From symmetries of crystals to lattices in Lie groups Wolfgang Globke (University of Adelaide) 13 Nov 2017 67-342
Honours talks Honours students 23 Oct 2017 TBA
Mathematics of molecular motor dynamics: Cellular morphogenesis and tug-of-war Dietmar Oelz (UQ) 16 Oct 2017 05-213
Using maths to improve decisions for ecological management Kate Helmstedt (QUT) 9 Oct 2017 05-213
Risk and Sustainability: a Stochastic Stewardship Criterion Michel de Lara (École des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris-Est) 29 Sep 2017 45-204 (Mansergh Shaw)
Using mathematics to understand pattern formation in tissues Edward Green (University of Adelaide) 18 Sep 2017 05-213
Frequentist and Bayesian inferences for dispersed counts Alan Huang (UQ) 11 Sep 2017 05-213
Cusps and alternating knots Jessica Purcell (Monash) 28 Aug 2017 05-213
Mirror symmetry of flag varieties via Langlands program Thomas Lam (Michigan) 14 Aug 2017 05-213
Gradients in Neural Networks David Balduzzi (Victoria University Wellington) 31 Jul 2017 05-213
A rate balance principle and its application to queueing models Moshe Haviv (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 24 Jul 2017 05-213
Special Maths Colloquium: Crowdsourcing mathematical problems Tim Gowers (Cambridge) 30 Jun 2017 07-234 (Parnell Building)
A famous packing problem—if you are not smart enough to count the dots then use applied probability Phil Howlett (University of South Australia) 19 Jun 2017 45-204
Filtrations on loop algebras and ordinary differential equations with irregular singularities Daniel Sage (LSU) 12 Jun 2017 45-204
The Importance of Being Clustered: Uncluttering the Trends of Statistics from 1970 to 2015 Cinzia Viroli (Bologna) 5 Jun 2017 45-204
Honours talks Honours students 29 May 2017 TBA
Hodge theory on singular spaces Jesse Gell-Redman (University of Melbourne) 22 May 2017 45-204
Coprime actions of finite groups Cheryl Praeger (UWA) 15 May 2017 45-204
Counting surfaces: A mixed bag of combinatorics, geometry, and physics Norm Do (Monash) 3 Apr 2017 45-204
Numerical computation of the distribution of the sum of correlated log-normal variables Zdravko Botev (UNSW) 27 Mar 2017 45-204
Bethe vectors, scalar products and form factors for integrable models Eric Ragoucy (LAPTH) 13 Mar 2017 45-204
Elementary approach to Lusztig's canonical basis Peter Tingley (Loyola) 6 Mar 2017 45-204
Description of the Spatial and Temporal Dependence in Surface and Groundwater Andras Bardossy (Stuttgart) 6 Feb 2017 45-204
Example of open subsets of S3 Gerard Besson (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble) 20 Dec 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Cancer-immune dynamics of oncolytic virotherapy and dendritic cell vaccines Peter Kim (Sydney University) 31 Oct 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Friction, Fracture and Earthquakes: Modelling extreme events and instabilities Louise Olsen-Kettle (UQ) 24 Oct 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
The Markov-modulated Erlang Loss System Peter Taylor (The University of Melbourne) 10 Oct 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Fractional Poisson fields and martingales Nikolai Leonenko (Cardiff University) 12 Sep 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Joint Mathematics/Philosophy Colloquium: Extending Set theory: large cardinals & analysis Toby Meadows (UQ) 29 Aug 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Coxeter groups and applications Anne Thomas (Sydney University) 15 Aug 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
The Dedekind eta function Ole Warnaar (UQ) 1 Aug 2016 Mansergh Shaw building (45), room 204
Lattice Paths in Restricted Domains: Pascal Pyramids Richard Brak (The University of Melbourne) 23 May 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Understanding and improving reproducibility of laboratory experiments in biomedical engineering Matthew Simpson (QUT) 9 May 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Joint Mathematics/Physics Colloquium - A Glimpse at the Rosetta Stone of Mathematics Dr Masoud Kamgarpour (UQ) 29 Apr 2016 Room 102, Frank White Building (43), St Lucia Campus
The Bernstein problem Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Leipzig) 18 Apr 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Poincare, Klein, and making sense of geometry at infinity Rod Gover (The University of Auckland) 11 Apr 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Methodology for Deconvolution When the Error Distribution Is Unknown Aurore Delaigle (The University of Melbourne) 21 Mar 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Transport and mixing in dynamical systems via transfer operators Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman (UQ) 7 Mar 2016 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Four precious jewels Peter Cameron (University of St Andrews and Queen Mary University) 7 Dec 2015 Prentice Building (42), room 115
Matrices and Oceans: The Multiplicative ergodic theorem Anthony Quas (University of Victoria) 30 Nov 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
CANCELLED CANCELLED: Kumar Shrawan 16 Nov 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
Problems and wavelets-based solutions in computational finance Luis Ortiz Gracia (CRM Barcelona) 2 Nov 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
A gentle introduction to categorification Alistair Savage (University of Ottawa) 19 Oct 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
On the sup-norm problem for eigenfunctions on arithmetic manifolds Djordje Milićević (Bryn Mawr College) 12 Oct 2015 Steele Building (03), room 309
Joint Mathematics/Physics Colloquium: Multi-scale mechanics of soft materials, complex fluids and plant cell walls, and its application to food structure design A/Prof. Jason Stokes (UQ) 18 Sep 2015 Room 222, Parnell Building (07), UQ (St Lucia campus)
A dimension and variance reduction Monte-Carlo method for option pricing under jump-diffusion models Duy-Minh Dang (UQ) 14 Sep 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
Mean-field models of collective migration Kerry Landman (University of Melbourne) 31 Aug 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
Embedded constant mean curvature tori in the three-sphere Haizhong Li (Tsinghua / ANU) 24 Aug 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
Colouring random graphs and hypergraphs Catherine Greenhill (UNSW) 10 Aug 2015 Steele Building (03), room 262
On the curvature of solvable and nilpotent Lie groups Yuri Nikolayevsky (La Trobe University) 1 Jun 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
AMSI/BHP Billiton Foundation 'Choose Maths' Project Janine McIntosh (AMSI) 18 May 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Topological quantum computation, and tensor categories Scott Morrison (ANU) 11 May 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Tannaka duality for stacks Jack Hall (ANU) 27 Apr 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Ranking algorithms on directed random networks Mariana Olvera-Cravioto (Columbia University) 13 Apr 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Influences of Allee effects in the spreading of malignant tumour Petrus van Heijster (QUT) 30 Mar 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Cluster Algebras and Canonical Bases Peter McNamara (UQ) 16 Mar 2015 Hawken Building (50), room N202
MATHS-PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM: The work of the 2014 Fields Medallists Drs Masoud Kamgarpour, Victor Scharaschkin and Thomas Taimre (all UQ) 13 Mar 2015 Parnell Building (07), Room 234
Collective cell movements and tissue mechanics Andras Czirok (University of Kansas Medical Center) 9 Feb 2015 Mansergh Shaw Building (45), room 204
Some topological applications in the discrete setting Thomas Lewiner (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) 2 Feb 2015 Mansergh Shaw Building (45), room 204
Reaction-diffusion equations and spreading of species Yihong Du (University of New England) 27 Oct 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Mathematical modelling in biogeology: stromatolites Murray Batchelor (Chongqing University and ANU) 20 Oct 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Conformal symmetry in physics Simon Wood (ANU) 13 Oct 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
From Guido d’Arezzo to Wigner of Budapest: The uncertainty principle and musical notation Tony Bracken (UQ) 22 Sep 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Mathematics of interfaces in solids Sir John Ball (University of Oxford) 8 Sep 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Divergent series, exponential asymptotics and surface waves Scott McCue (QUT) 18 Aug 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Brownian measures on Jordan curves Anton Thalmaier (University of Luxembourg) 28 Jul 2014 Hawken Building (50), room N202
Random partitions, exchangeability, and clustering applications Harry Crane (Rutgers University) 14 Jul 2014 Mansergh Shaw (45), room 204
Gaussian noise stability Joe Neeman (University of Texas Austin) 19 May 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Movement Analysis Joachim Gudmundsson (University of Sydney) 12 May 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Quantum invariants of knots and categorification Anthony Licata (Australian National University) 5 May 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Symmetries in mathematics: a personal perspective Masoud Kamgarpour (University of Queensland) 14 Apr 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Curvature contraction of convex hypersurfaces James McCoy (University of Wollongong) 31 Mar 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
The geometry of loop models Paul Zinn-Justin (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Jussieu) 24 Mar 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Random walks in degenerate random environments Tom Salisbury (York University, Toronto) 17 Mar 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
The Hamiltonian Cycle Problem and Markov Decision Processes Jerzy Filar (Flinders University) 10 Mar 2014 Hawken Engineering Building (50), room N202
Temperley-Lieb loop models Jorgen Rasmussen (UQ) 28 Oct 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Quadratic algebras, quantum cohomology and elliptic functions Anatol Kirillov (Kyoto University) 14 Oct 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Dynamics and the geometry of numbers Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University) 23 Sep 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Distributed Optimization and Statistical Learning via the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers Stephen Boyd (Stanford University) 19 Sep 2013 Physiology Building 63-358
Model Selection in Linear Mixed Models Alan Welsh (ANU) 16 Sep 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Chromatic Polynomials Blending Mathematics and Computer Science Gary Haggard (Bucknell University) 2 Sep 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Mean field variational Bayes approaches to the selection of linear models John Ormerod (University of Sydney) 19 Aug 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Attacking Hadwiger's Graph Colouring Conjecture David Wood (Monash University) 5 Aug 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
Cooperation and Queues Werner Scheinhardt (University of Twente and UQ) 22 Jul 2013 Otto Hirschfeld Building 81-214
AGR National Seminar: The Mathematics of Nature Conservation Hugh Possingham 21 Jun 2013 GP South 78-621
Expanding Blaschke Products for the Lee-Yang zeros on the Diamond Hierarchical Lattice Roland Roeder (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) 17 Jun 2013 Priestley 67-442
k-point configurations and multilinear generalized Radon transforms Eyvindur Ari Palsson (University of Rochester) 3 Jun 2013 Priestley 67-442
Mahler's Method, an introspective retrospective Michael Coons (Newcastle) 27 May 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Consistent high-dimensional Bayesian variable selection via penalized credible regions Howard Bondell (North Carolina State University) 20 May 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Open-Pit Mine Production Scheduling: the State-of-the-Art with Integer Programming Natashia Boland (Newcastle) 6 May 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
A new approach to heat kernel pointwise upper bounds on doubling metric measure spaces Thierry Coulhon (ANU) 22 Apr 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Dynamical compact bodies in General Relativity Todd Oliynyk (Monash University) 15 Apr 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Configuration spaces and the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics Craig Westerland (University of Melbourne) 18 Mar 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Identifying unusual intensive care performance in Australia and New Zealand Patty Solomon (Adelaide) 4 Mar 2013 Mansergh Shaw 45-204
Particle systems and quasi-stationary distributions Matthieu Jonckheere (University of Buenos Aires) 11 Feb 2013 Priestley 67-442
Artificial Random Numbers for Simulation Pierre L'Ecuyer (Université de Montréal) 6 Feb 2013 Priestley 67-442

2012 Maths Colloquiua

Title Presented by When Venue
Investment Decisions under Uncertainty, Real Options and Quantitative Finance (joint Maths/Economics Colloquium) Jorge Passamani Zubelli (IMPA) 15 Nov 2012 358 Physiology Lecture Theaters (63)
Distribution Approximation, Roth's Theorem, and Looking for Insects in Shipping Containers Peter Hall (Melbourne) 5 Nov 2012 360 Physiology Lecture Theatres (63)
The Prescribed Ricci Curvature Problem Artem Pulemotov (Queensland) 22 Oct 2012 N202 Hawken (50)
Instability, Stability and Non-Stabilizability of Queueing Networks Yoni Nazarathy (Queensland) 8 Oct 2012 N202 Hawken (50)
Conformal Field Theory and the Modular Group David Ridout (ANU) 17 Sep 2012 N202 Hawken(50)
Polymers, Percolation and Logarithmic Minimal Models Paul A. Pearce (Melbourne) 3 Sep 2012 N202 Hawken(50)
Packing Disorderly - Understanding the role of anisotropy in determining the structure of 3D granular systems Dr. Gary Delaney (CSIRO) 27 Aug 2012 N202 Hawken(50)
Rao-Blackwellisation of sampling schemes Christian P. Robert (AMSI Lecturer 2012 / Université Paris-Dauphine) 20 Aug 2012 N202 Hawken (50)
Efficient Approximation Techniques For Cardiac Electrophysiology David Kay (Oxford) 6 Aug 2012 N202 Hawken (50)
Mixing, dynamics and probability Gary Froyland (UNSW) 30 Jul 2012 N202 Hawken (50)
Epidemiological consequences of household-based antiviral prophylaxis for pandemic influenza Joshua Ross (Adelaide) 16 Jul 2012 442 Priestley (67)
Topological algorithms for graphs on surfaces Éric Colin de Verdière (Ethel Raybould Fellow/École Normale Supérieure, Paris) 25 Jun 2012 442 Priestley (67)
Holonomy groups Dr. Thomas Leistner (Adelaide) 28 May 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
Variational Sparse Signal Regression Professor Matt Wand (UTS) 14 May 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
YM, XXX and KP Professor Omar Foda (Melbourne) 30 Apr 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
Small worlds, gossip and the spread of epidemics Professor Andrew D. Barbour (Melbourne) 16 Apr 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
Sketches of Nonlinear Potential Theory Professor Giuseppe Mingione (Università degli studi di Parma) 2 Apr 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
Multiple tilings of Euclidean space by translations of a polytope A/Professor Sinai Robins (NTU) 9 Mar 2012 N202 in Hawken (50)
Counting knots — 28 trefoils and 1 figure-eight A/Professor Andrew Rechnitzer (British Columbia) 27 Feb 2012 N201 in Hawken (50)
Counting Designs Professor Mike Grannell (The Open University) 20 Feb 2012 442 in Priestley (67)
Signed edge k-domination numbers in graphs Professor Abdollah Khodkar (West Georgia) 2 Feb 2012 442 in Priestley (67)

2011 Maths Colloquia

Title Presented by When Venue
Occupational measures approach to problems of optimal control Professor Vladimir Gaitsgory (South Australia) 14 Nov 2011 116 in Sir Llew Edwards (14).
Markov chain models of complex systems Professor Malwina Luczak (Sheffield) 7 Nov 2011 116 in Sir Llew Edwards (14)
Möbius randomness and dynamics Professor Peter Sarnak (Princeton) 24 Aug 2011 222 in Parnell (7)
Using triangulations to study 3-manifolds Professor William Jaco (Oklahoma State) 15 Aug 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
Random walks on graphs and groups Dr. Joseph Maher (CUNY) 1 Aug 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
Pulp Fractions: Mathematics in the Movies Dr Marty Ross 29 Jul 2011 Parnell Lecture Theatre 222
Enhancing the Jordan Canonical Form A/Professor Anthony Henderson (Sydney) 30 May 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
T-duality — topology change in spacetime Prof. Mathai Varghese (Adelaide) 18 Apr 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
Lifting the Curse of Dimensionality Dr. Frances Kuo (UNSW) 4 Apr 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
Efficient Numerical Methods for Simulating Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media Professor Ian Turner (QUT) 28 Mar 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)
Splittings of groups and manifolds Professor Peter Scott (Michigan) 7 Mar 2011 N202 in Hawken (50)

2010 Maths Colloquia

Title Presented by When Venue
Some new results on matrix factorizations Professor Amnon Neeman (ANU) 25 Oct 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
The Glass Bead Game Professor Arun Ram (Melbourne) 11 Oct 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
Sequences for Secure and Robust Communications A/Professor Serdar Boztas (RMIT) 13 Sep 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
Geometry of Ricci solitons Huai-Dong Cao (Lehigh University) 6 Sep 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
Visual Information Processing in Honeybee Navigation and Applications to Robotics Professor Mandyam Srinivasan (Queensland Brain Institute) 30 Aug 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
The descriptive set theory of unitary group representations Professor Greg Hjorth (UCLA/Melbourne): 2 Aug 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
Topology optimization: A free-form design tool Dr. Jamie Guest (Johns Hopkins) 26 Jul 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)
Twistor Theory and the Harmonic Hull Professor Mike Eastwood (ANU) 24 May 2010 214 in Otto Hirschfeld (81)
Simplicial harmonic maps of surfaces Professor Joel Hass (UC Davis): 19 Apr 2010 360 in Physiology Lecture Theaters (63)
Quantum Billiards Dr. Andrew Hassell (ANU) 12 Apr 2010 214 in Otto Hirschfeld (81)
A snapshot of Bayesian likelihood-free inference Dr. Scott Sisson (UNSW) 22 Mar 2010 214 in Otto Hirschfeld (81)
Alternating sign matrices, fully packed polygons and symmetric plane partitions A/Professor Jan De Gier (Melbourne) 8 Mar 2010 214 in Otto Hirschfeld (81)
Spanning trees, Lattice Green functions and Calabi-Yau differential equations Professor Tony Guttmann (Melbourne) 18 Feb 2010 N202 in Hawken (50)