Seminars and Conferences
Regular seminar series
 Algebra
 Applied Mathematics
 Categories
 Computational Algebra
 Geometry and Topology
 Group Actions
 Mathematics Postgraduate Seminar Series
 Partial Differential Equations
 Statistical Bioinformatics
 Sydney Dynamics Group
 Joint Colloquium
The Joint Colloquium is organized jointly by the USyd and UNSW Schools of Mathematics and Statistics, and the venue alternates between the two institutions. The organizers are Liangyi Zhao at UNSW and Leo Tzou at USyd.
The School Calendar lists upcoming seminars and colloquia. Most seminars are held in the Carslaw building where the School is located.
Upcoming public lecture
Title : The mathematics of déjà vu.
Speaker : Prof Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago).
Time and Place : Thursday 27 April 2017, from 5:45pm to 7:00pm in the Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney.
Abstract :
Dynamics is an area of mathematics concerned with the motion of spaces ("dynamical systems") over time. Dynamics has its roots in the late nineteenth century, when it was developed as a tool to understand physical phenomena, such as the motion of gas molecules in a box and planets around the sun. A simple and yet powerful concept in dynamics is that of recurrence. In everyday language, recurrence is the mathematical version of déjà vu.
A motion of a space is recurrent if, given enough time, it eventually returns to its original configuration (allowing for a small amount of error). In this talk, Professor Wilkinson will describe how mathematical results about recurrence can be used to answer surprisingly disparate questions, from the mixing and unmixing of two ideal gases in a box, to deep properties of the prime numbers, to the discovery of exoplanets in nearby solar systems.
Upcoming conferences

CATS 2017.
A workshop on Computational & Algorithmic Topology, to be held at the University of Sydney from 27 June to 1 July 2017 .
The workshop will bring together experts and emerging researchers to report on recent results and explore future directions in computational and algorithmic topology. See the workshop's webpage http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/tillmann/cats2017/ for more information.

Integrable Systems 2017.
The fifth annual workshop in this series will be held at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, on December 7th and 8th 2017.
See the Integrable Systems 2017 web site for more information.
Past conferences

International Conference on PDEs, Geometric Analysis and Functional Inequalities.
This conference was held at the University of Sydney from 7th to 10th March 2017. See the conference web page for further information.

Network of Mind workshop: 31 January to 3 February 2017
A workshop on recent advances in theoretical and experimental neuroscience. See the Network of Mind website for more details.

Integrable Systems 2016.
The fourth annual workshop in this series was held at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, in December 2016. See the Integrable Systems 2016 web site.

International conference on nonlinear partial differential equations
Celebrating the 70th birthday of Professor Norman Dancer, this conference was held at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, on 21–25 November 2016. See the conference web page for further details.

Ergodic Theory and its Applications.
Held at the University of Sydney from 18th to 22nd July 2016. See the conference web page for more information.

Integrable Systems 2015.
The third annual workshop in this series was held at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, in December 2015. See the Integrable Systems 2015 web site.

BioInfoSummer 2015.
This symposium was hosted by the University of Sydney from 7 December to 11 December 2015. See the BioInfoSummer 2015 web site.

Recent Trends in Nonlinear Evolution Equations.
This workshop, organized by Daniel Hauer, of the School's Nonlinear Analysis Research Group, and ValentinaMira Wheeler of the University of Wollongong, was held at the University of Sydney on the 4th and 5th of November 2015. See the web page.

A oneday workshop on 21st August, organized by Andrew Mathas and Oded Yacobi. See the web page for more details.

Workshop on Integrable Systems, held on 4th & 5th December 2014.

WOMASY—Geometric and Harmonic Analysis meets PDE.
A oneday workshop held on 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney. See the WOMASY web page.

Computational & Algorithmic Topology, Sydney 2–4 April 2014.

Workshop on Integrable Systems, held on 2nd December 2013.

57th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society (2013), 30 September–3 October 2013.

JARCS: The 5th Australian–Japanese Workshop on Real and Complex Singularities, 9–13 September 2013 at the University of Sydney.

Workshop on nonlinear PDE's, organized by University of Tohoku and University of Sydney, held on March 9, 2012 at the University of Sydney.
See the workshop web page for further information.

International Statistics Conference in Sri Lanka
Organized jointly by The Applied Statistics Association of Sri Lanka and The University of Sydney School of Mathematics and Statistics, this conference was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from December 28th to December 30th, 2011.
See the conference web page for further information.
 JARCS: The 3rd JapaneseAustralian workshop on Real and Complex Singularities, 15–18 September 2009 at the University of Sydney.
 The Australasian Applied Mathematics Conference, ANZIAM 2008, held in Katoomba from 3rd to 7th February 2008.
 Workshop: Recent Advances in Asymptotic Probability and Statistics, with Time Series Applications (10th to 12th December 2007).
 GL07 – Geometry and Lie Theory, a conference marking Gus Lehrer's 60th birthday. (Held at ANU from July 2 to July 6 and at USyd from July 9 to July 13, 2007).
 Expansions, inequalities and approximations, a conference marking the 65th birthday of Professor Gavin Brown, held on 5th and 6th of March 2007.
 The fifth annual ICEEM / AMSI Summer School was held at the University of Sydney from 15 January to 9 February 2007.
 FIRN Workshop: Exotic Option Pricing (18–19 April 2006).
 Recent Advances in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (held at UNE 16–21 July 2006, marking the 60th birthday of Professor Norman Dancer).
 Miniconference on computational number theory (March 21 and 22, 2006).
 SUTMEG Seminar: Deborah Hughes Hallet and David Easdown 7th December 2005.
 JARCS: The 1st JapaneseAustralian workshop on Real and Complex Singularities 5–8 September 2005.
 AMSI Workshop: Asymptotics and Nonparametrics (31 March & 1 April 2005, honouring Professor John Robinson).
 Echidna II: Elliptic Curves and HIgher DimeNsional Analogues 12–14 January 2005.
 Sydney Summer Statistics Workshop 2004 Friday, 27 February 2004
 Lie Minisymposium (12–14 November 2003)
 Geometric Aspects of Representation Theory (21–26 July 2002)
 Fifth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) (7–11 July 2003)
 Workshop on Computational Arithmetic Geometry (18–20 June 2003)
 Workshop in Arithmetic Geometry (Echidna) (15–19 July 2002)
 Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS V) (7–12 July 2002)
 Second Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (1998)
 1998 Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
Past public lectures
 How to solve equations in rational numbers, presented by Professor Frank Calegari, Tuesday 24 May 2011, 5:30pm in the Old Geology Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney.
 Structure and Randomness in the Prime Numbers presented by Fields Medallist Professor Terence Tao, 7 February 2008, 5:30–6:30pm, in the General Lecture Theatre.
 A.A. Markov, Markov Chains, and Google presented by Emeritus Professor Eugene Seneta, Thursday 24 August 2006, 6pm in the Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney.
 Ramanujan's Life and Notebooks by Professor Bruce Berndt, Australian Mathematical Society Mahler Lecturer for 2005, 27th October 2005.
 From Babylon to Silicon Valley an illustrated history of mathematics, by Professor Bill Casselman, 27th July 2005.
 BIG BANG – the history of the universe in 60 minutes by Simon Singh, 24th May 2005.
 4000 Years of Mathematics in Images Professor Bill Casselman, 3 August 2004.