Dear Everyone, The last Applied Maths seminar of the semester is this week, as usual in the Access Grid Room at 2pm on Wednesday. The speaker is Sarah Lobb, from our very own U. Sydney. The title and abstract appears below. Please meet at Carslaw level 6 lifts at 12.30pm to go to lunch with the speaker. Kind regards, Sheehan Olver Title: Initial value space of discrete Painlevé equations Abstract: In order to study solutions of discrete integrable systems, it helps to have a geometric understanding of the space of initial values. We’ll see how to construct this space for a simple example, to illustrate the dynamics and find approximate solutions near singularities.