Past events

Find information about past ANU MSI events.

28-29
Apr
2016

MSI Honours Conference 2016 »

9.30am 28 April 2016

The MSI Honours Conference is one of the exciting annual events in MSI. It is the time for the Honours students to showcase their research projects and share with us their discoveries.

27
Apr
2016

Obstruction Theory for Supermanifolds and Superconformal Structures »

Mr. Kowshik Bettadapura (MSI, ANU)
2.30pm 27 April 2016

In this talk I will give an account of complex supermanifolds, with a view to study them through the lens of obstruction theory.

27
Apr
2016

Compressed sensing and its role in designing aircraft nozles in the presence of uncertainty »

Dr John Jakeman (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque)
11am 27 April 2016

This talk will present an overview of the challenges that arise when designing advanced aircraft nozzles in the presence of uncertainty.

26
Apr
2016

Uniqueness of diagrams of highly twisted plats »

Associate Professor Jessica Purcell (Monash University)
4pm 26 April 2016

Every knot or link has a diagram that is a plat projection. We show that if the plat is "sufficiently complicated," then the plat projection is unique.

26
Apr
2016

Riesz continuity of the Atiyah-Singer Dirac operator under perturbations of the metric »

Dr Lashi Bandara (Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
1.30pm 26 April 2016

This is joint work with Alan McIntosh (Australian National University) and Andreas Rosén (Gothenburg University).

22
Apr
2016

Free probability and skew symmetric functions »

Dr Tony Licata
3pm 22 April 2016

Tony will tell us about free probability, Khovanov's categorification of the Heisenberg algebra, and skew symmetric functions.

19
Apr
2016

Quantum mechanics without all the physics »

Associate Professor Scott Morrison (MSI, ANU)
3pm 19 April 2016

I'll try to explain to you what quantum mechanics is about, without any regard to the real world. You'll need to know how to multiply matrices (and be willing to hold onto your hat).

08
Apr
2016

Modular tensor categories 2 »

3pm 8 April 2016

We'll continuing discussing what modular tensor categories are and how they are related to other notions in category theory and condensed matter physics.

01
Apr
2016

Modular tensor categories »

3pm 1 April 2016

I'll begin describing what modular tensor categories are, and how they are related to other notions in category theory and condensed matter physics.

30
Mar
2016

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Seminars - Dr Sanchayan Sen »

Dr Sanchayan Sen
11am 30 March 2016

The aim of this talk is to give an overview of two interconnected themes that have arisen in my work.

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