We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 3pm to 3.50pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Information for speakers

Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

Contact us

To volunteer to talk or to suggest a speaker, email Ole Warnaar or Travis Scrimshaw.


Recent advances for integrable long-range spin chains

17 February 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Jules Lamers
University of Melbourne

Schubert calculus and quantum integrability

16 February 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Paul Zinn-Justin
University of Melbourne

K-pop and 2-avoidance

4 November 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Murray Elder
University of Technology Sydney

Carmichael and Lehmer numbers and the analogous polynomials

10 March 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Max Lewis
University of Queensland (PhD exit seminar)

Quasisymmetric Hopf algebras for K-theory

3 March 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Eric Marberg (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Edge-following topological states

25 February 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Matthias Ludewig, University of Adelaide, SA

An overiew of loop varieties

4 February 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Ales Drapal (Charles University)

A fully nonlinear flow of three-convex hypersurfaces

28 November 2019 11:00am12:00pm
Mr Stephen Lynch (University of Tübingen, Germany)

The Oberwolfach Problem and its variants

26 November 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Andrea Burgess (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

AFLT-type Selberg integrals

12 November 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Seamus Albion

Relating p-adic groups and quantum groups

22 October 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Valentin Buciumas (The University of Queensland)

From topology to combinatorics and back: Width-type parameters of 3-manifolds

8 October 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Jonathan Spreer (The University of Sydney)

On Signed Magic Rectangles

24 September 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Abdollah Khodkar (University of West Georgia)

Facial weak order in hyperplane arrangements

16 August 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Aram Dermenjian, from the Université du Québec à Montréal

The long-time behaviour of the pluriclosed flow on almost abelian Lie groups.

28 May 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Romina Arroyo (The University of Queensland)

Oscillations of the Prime Number Theorem Error Term

14 May 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
A commonly known version of the prime number theorem is that the prime number counting function pi(x) grows like x/log(x). An equivalent statement is that the Chebyshev Psi function Psi(x) grows like x. It goes back to Littlewood that the error term Psi(x) - x changes sign infinitely many times. We refine a method of Kaczorowski to give a lower bound on the number of sign changes in Psi(x) - x.

Non-negative curvature on exotic spheres

26 February 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Martin Kerin, University of Münster in Germany

Finite-time blowup of n-harmonic map flow

14 February 2019 11:00am12:00pm
Leslie Cheung, School of Mathematics and Physics

Geometry of Hurwitz spaces

1 February 2019 11:00am11:45am
Anand Deopurkar

Counting matrices over finite fields and the topology of the moduli space

2 October 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Masoud Kamgarpour, School of Mathematics and Physics, UQ

Hyperplane arrangements associated to symplectic quotient singularities

28 August 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Ulrich Thiel, University of Sydney

The Combinatorics of Alternating Sign Matrices

14 August 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Roger Behrend, Cardiff University

The topology and geometry of spaces of Yang-Mills-Higgs flow lines.

31 July 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Graeme Wilkin, National University of Singapore

Approximate curvatures of generalized surfaces

24 July 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Gian Paolo Leonardi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

A group-theoretic viewpoint on Falconer type theorems

19 June 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
Eyvindur Ari Palsson (Virgina tech)

Relaxed highest-weight modules

3 April 2018 3:00pm4:00pm
David Ridout

Reduced expressions and similarities between categories.

20 February 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Se-Jin Oh, Ewha Womans University, Seoul