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Seminars and Conferences

Regular seminar series

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 conferences

  • Computational algebra and Magma, to be held on 27–29 November at the Sibyl Centre, Women's College in the University of Sydney. The conference will be followed by a workshop on computational number theory. See the conference webpage for more details.

  • The 11th Workshop on Integrable Systems will be held in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, on 30th November and 1st December 2023. See the workshop webpage for more details.

  • WOMBAT/WICO 2023: The 2023 iteration of the annual Workshop on Optimisation, Metric Bounds, Approximation and Transversality will be run in conjunction with the second biennial Workshop on the Intersections of Computation and Optimisation (WICO 2023). They will be held at the University of Sydney Business School, Abercrombie Building (H70), corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Streets, Darlington NSW 2006, from 11 to 15 December 2023. For further information, including how to register, see the WOMBAT/WICO 2023 web page.

Past conferences

Past public lectures

  • The mathematics of déjà vu, presented by Prof Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago), Thursday 27 April 2017.

  • 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.