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


Last reviewed: 8 November, 2017