The Mathematics Colloquium is directed at students and academics working in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. 

We aim to present expository lectures that appeal to our wide audience.

Information for speakers

Information for speakers

Maths colloquia are usually held on Mondays, from 2pm to 3pm, in various locations at St Lucia.

Presentations are 50 minutes, plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Available facilities include:

  • computer 
  • data projector
  • chalkboard or whiteboard

To avoid technical difficulties on the day, please contact us in advance of your presentation to discuss your requirements.


Dr Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman
+61 7 336 53271
Dr Dietmar Oelz
+61 7 336 53262

Computational methods for global dynamics

27 August 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Oliver Junge (Technical University Munich)

Mathematics of Swimming: Why do the Limbs of Krill Move like a Wave?

30 July 2018 2:00pm
Calvin Zhang (University of Arizona)

Using Stein’s Equation in Simulation

23 July 2018 2:00pm
Sheldon Ross (University of Southern California)

The dynamics of malaria infection: A modelling perspective

18 June 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Dr Lauren Childs (Virginia Tech)

Optimization formulations of data analysis problems

13 June 2018 10:00am11:00am
Stephen Wright (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Hitchin Systems in Mathematics and Beyond

11 June 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Steven Rayan (University of Saskatchewan)

From homotopy theory to representation theory

30 April 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Dr Yaping Yang (University of Canterbury)

Symmetry through Geometry

23 March 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Nalini Josh (University of Sydney)

Homotopy type theory

19 March 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Richard Garner (Macquarie University)

Representation, optimisation and generalisation in deep learning

25 January 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Peter Bartlett, UC Berkeley 

The fractional laplacian, extension problems and conformal geometry

20 November 2017 2:00am3:00pm
Mariel Sáez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

From symmetries of crystals to lattices in Lie groups

13 November 2017 2:00pm
Wolfgang Globke (University of Adelaide)

Honours talks

23 October 2017 2:00pm

Risk and Sustainability: a Stochastic Stewardship Criterion

29 September 2017 2:00pm
Michel de Lara (École des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris-Est)

A rate balance principle and its application to queueing models

24 July 2017 2:00pm
Presented by: Moshe Haviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem