Previous Colloquium

Colloquium Program

Upcoming colloquia:

    • Speaker: James M. Hill (University of Adelaide)
      Title: Einstein's special relativity beyond the speed of light
      Abstract: PDF
      Room: 32-G01
      Time and Date: 3:30pm, Friday 21 March, 2014

Past colloquia:


    • Speaker: Marianito Rodrigo (University of Wollongong)
      Title: A one-compartment model for body cooling and a method for estimating the time of death based only on temperature readings
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 24 January 2014

    • Speaker: Roman Fric (Slovak Academy of Sciences in Kosice/Catholic University in Ruzomberok)
      Title: Measure & measurabilty & probability
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 17 January 2014

    • Speaker: Scott Frank (Marist College)
      Title: Marine mammal and earthquake localization using parabolic equation solutions
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 10 January 2014


    • Speaker: James Parkinson (University of Sydney)
      Title: Generalised polygons
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 29 November 2013

    • Speaker: Glen Wheeler (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Toward a general theory for higher-order curvature flow
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 15 November 2013

    • Speaker: Timothy Trudgian (Australian National University)
      Title: Towards Goldbach and Twin Primes
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 25 October 2013

    • Speaker: Yann Bernard (University of Freiburg)
      Title: On the Willmore Functional
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 18 October 2013

    • Speaker: Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University) — AMSI Mahler Lecture Tour
      Title: How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions, and beyond
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 11 October 2013

    • Speaker: Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University) — AMSI Mahler Lecture Tour
      Title: Torsion in the homology of arithmetic groups
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 11 October 2013

    • Speaker: Mary Myerscough (University of Sydney)
      Title: The Mathematics of Honey Bee House Hunting: Scale and Complexity in Modelling Social Insects
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 27 September 2013

    • Speaker: Aaron Thornton (CSIRO)
      Title: Let's solve issues in energy, water and the environment with a little bit of Math
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 24 September 2013

    • Speaker: George Willis (University of Newcastle)
      Title: Classifying Symmetry
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 6 September 2013

    • Speaker: Noel Cressie (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Predicting a Spatial Quantile and its Exceedance Region in the Presence of Uncertainty
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 2 August 2013

    • Speaker: Robert Smith? (University of Ottawa)
      Title: When Zombies Attack! Mathematical Modelling of an outbreak of zombie infection
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 26 July 2013

    • Speaker: Adam Sørensen (University of Wollongong/University of Copenhagen)
      Title: Matrices that almost commute
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 28 June 2013

    • Speaker: Murray Elder (University of Newcastle)
      Title: Extending the concept of an automatic group
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 14 June 2013

    • Speaker: Anne Thomas (University of Sydney)
      Title: 3-manifolds, cube complexes and lattices
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 19 April 2013

    • Speaker: Ray Withers (Australian National University)
      Title: Order and `disorder’, a chemist's view: what we know, what we don’t know and what we (often wrongly!) assume.
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 26 April 2013

    • Speaker: Zhiyuan (Terry) Liu (Monash University)
      Title: Optimal Toll Design Problem of Urban Congestion Pricing
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 8 March 2013

    • Speaker: Lisa Orloff Clark (University of Otago)
      Title: Spectral properties of C*-algebras associated to groupoids
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 22 February 2013

    • Speaker: Keith Devlin (Stanford Univeristy) — AMSI National AGR Seminar Series
      Title: What do K-12 education, the modern battlefield, the movie Memento, and a 64,000 student Stanford MOOC have in common?
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 11 February 2013

    • Speaker: Gene Abrams (University of Colorado) — AMSI National AGR Seminar Series
      Title: Leavitt path algebras - Something for everyone: algebra, analysis, graph theory, number theory
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 8 February 2013


    • Speaker:Dana Williams (Dartmouth College)
      Title: The Equivariant Brauer Group
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 30 November 2012

    • Speaker:Xiang Xu (Michigan State University)
      Title: Mathematical analysis for fractional diffusion equations: modeling, forward problems and inverse problems
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 23 November 2012

    • Speaker:Gus Lehrer (University of Sydney)
      Title: The fundamental theorems of invariant theory and the Brauer category
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 15 November 2012

    • Speaker: Andrew Francis (University of Western Sydney)
      Title: Bacterial genome evolution with algebra!?
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 2 November 2012

    • Speaker: Scott Morrison (Australian National University)
      Title: Knots and quantum computation
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 26 October 2012

    • Speaker: Peter Kim (University of Sydney)
      Title: Modelling protective anti-tumour immunity using a hybrid agent-based and delay differential equation approach
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 19 October 2012

    • Speaker: Douglas Rogers (University of Hawaii)
      Title: Archimedes' Stomachion: The World's Oldest Puzzle
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: Thursday 27 September 2012

    • Speaker: Marianito Rodrigo (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Valuation of American options with general payoff functions
      Abstract: PDF
      Date:12 September 2012

    • Speaker: Daniel Daners (University of Sydney)
      Title: Map projections, an elementary introduction
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: Wednesday 16 May 2012

    • Speaker: Thiansiri Luangwilai (University of New South Wales)
      Title: Mathematical modelling of self-heating in compost piles
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 9 May 2012

    • Speaker: Sergey Ajiev (University of New South Wales)
      Title: Analysis on infinite-dimensional spaces: from qualitative stability to quantitative
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 7 May 2012

    • Speaker: Anne Thomas (University of Sydney)
      Title: Lattices in exotic groups
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 18 April 2012

    • Speaker: Michael Barnsley (Australian National University)
      Title: The entropy of an overlapping dynamical system
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 29 March 2012

    • Speaker: Murray Elder (University of Newcastle)
      Title: Finding short words in the first Grigorchuk group
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 21 March 2012

    • Speaker: Michelle Dunbar (University of New South Wales)
      Title: Minimising Propagated Delay in an Integrated Aircraft Routing and Crew Pairing Framework
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 12 March 2012

    • Speaker: Amos Koeller (Tuebingen University, Germany)
      Title: Non-integer rectifiability arising from a dimension comparison principle
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 23 February 2012

    • Speaker: Rogemar S. Mamon (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
      Title: A weak hidden Markov chain-modulated model with application to asset allocation
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 21 February 2012

    • Speaker: Nam Q. Le (Columbia University, USA and Tan Tao University, Vietnam)
      Title: The nature of singularities for type-I mean curvature flow
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 20 January 2012


    • Speaker: Barry Cox (University of Adelaide)
      Title: Drilling odd n-gon holes and forced double-walled nanotube oscillators
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 4 October 2011

    • Speaker: Vladimir Gaitsgory (University of South Australia)
      Title: On Singularly Perturbed Linear Programming and Optimal Control Problems
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 23 September 2011

    • Speaker: Fatemah Mofarreh (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Study on infinitesimal rigid motions of euclidean submanifolds
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 16 September 2011

    • Speaker: Roslyn Hickson (Australian National University)
      Title: North QLD: nothing beats the infectious disease transmission
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 25 August 2011

    • Speaker: Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics)
      Title: Comparison of Remote Analysis with Statistical Disclosure Control for Protecting the Confidentiality of Business Data
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 28 July 2011

    • Speaker: Andrew Simoson (King College, Bristol, TN, USA)
      Title: Voltaire's Riddle and the shape of the earth
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 21 July 2011

    • Speaker: Anne Thomas (University of Sydney)
      Title: A discussion on graphs of groups and their fundamental groups
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 23 May 2011

    • Speaker: Mat Langford (Australian National University)
      Title: Non-collapsing in mean-convex mean curvature flow
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 18 May 2011

    • Speaker: Guo Hua Zhang (University of New South Wales and Fudan University)
      Title: Asymptotic Behaviour in Topological Dynamics
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 13 May 2011

    • Speaker: Irina Dumitrescu (University of Melbourne)
      Title: The open pit mining production scheduling problem with block processing selectivity
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 28 April 2011

    • Speaker: Scott McCue (Queensland University of Technology)
      Title: A crystal finger with surface tension: a gentle example of exponential asymptotics
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 12 April 2011

    • Speaker: Magnus Landstad (NTNU, Norway)
      Title: A crossed-product approach to the Cuntz-Li algebras
      Abstract: PDF
      Date: 31 January 2011


    • Speaker: Michael Whittaker (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Spectral triples associated with hyperbolic dynamical systems
      Date: 8 September 2010

    • Speaker: Amos Koeller (University of Tübingen, Germany)
      Title: On the regularity of mean curvature flows with Neumann free boundary conditions
      Date: 26 August 2010

    • Speaker: Alex Kumjian (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
      Title: Hausdorff Measures and KMS states
      Date: 5 August 2010

    • Speaker: Pedram Hekmati (University of Adelaide)
      Title: A deformation of loop groups and their representations
      Date: 2 August 2010

    • Speaker: Daniel Sevcovic (Comenius University, Slovakia)
      Title: On the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation arising from the optimal portfolio selection problem
      Date: 3 March 2010

    • Speaker: Sooran Kang (University of Wollongong)
      Title: The Yang-Mills functional and Laplace's equation on quantum Heisenberg manifolds
      Date: 26 February 2010

    • Speaker: James McCoy (University of Wollongong)
      Title: Curvature contraction of convex hypersurfaces
      Date: 25 February 2010

    • Speaker: Maria Athanassenas (Australia National University)
      Title: Capillarity and mean curvature flow with constraints
      Date: 18 February 2010