# Mathematics Postgraduate Seminar Series - 2016

## Seminars in 2016, Semester 1

Monday February 29

Daniel Hauer (Ass. Lecturer Sydney University)

A nonlinear interpolation result with application to nonlinear semigroups

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Monday March 7

Marcus Webb (Cambridge University)

Computing the Spectrum of an Infinite Matrix

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Monday March 14

Alex Casella (Sydney University)

An Introduction to Toric Varieties

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Monday March 21

Robert Haraway (Postdoc Sydney University)

Chern's proof of Gauss-Bonnet

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Monday April 4

Diophantine Approximation and Liouville's Number

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Monday April 11

James Diaz (Cambridge University)

Handlebodies and the high-dimensional Poincare conjecture

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Monday April 18

Alexander Kerschl (Sydney University)

Young tableaux and their application in the representation theory of the symmetric group

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Monday May 2

Dominic Tate (Sydney University)

An Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory

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Monday May 9

Alexander Majchrowski (Sydney University)

Mean Curvature Flow Surgery - How to deal with necks

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Monday May 16

Lax pair equations and harmonic maps

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Monday May 23

Ross Ogilvie (Sydney University)

Stratified Morse Theory

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Monday May 30

Rational trigonometry of a tetrahedron

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## Seminars in 2016, Semester 2

Monday July 25

Michael Twiton (Sydney University)

Introduction To The Painleve' Equations

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Monday August 1

Robert Tang (Postdoc University of Oklahoma)

Wall spaces and CAT(0)-cube complexes

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Monday August 8

Bernard Ikhimwin (Sydney University)

Computational modelling of the lymphatic vascular system

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Monday August 15

George Papadopoulos (Sydney University)

What is "mathematics education" and why should we care?

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Monday August 22

Timothy Bywaters (Sydney University)

An introduction to scale theory for totally disconnected locally compact groups.

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Monday August 29

Montek Gill (University of Michigan)

Stiefel-Whitney classes and real division algebras

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Monday September 5

Kamil Bulinski (Sydney University)

Equidistribution and Unique Ergodicity

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Monday September 12

Edwin Spark (Sydney University)

The McKay Correspondence: An introduction to ADE Classification

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Monday September 19

Alex Casella (Sydney University)

Geometric Structures and FG Moduli Space

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Monday October 10

Mark Greenaway (Sydney University)

Music: A Mathematical Offering

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Monday October 17

Sean Carnaffan (Sydney University)

Numerically solving Fractional Fokker-Planck equations

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Monday October 24

On Property (T) and amenability

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