# Past events

Find information about past ANU MSI events.

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.

24
Mar
2016

## Why should a general Diophantine equation have only finitely many solutions? »

Dr Ariyan Javanpeykar (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
4pm 24 March 2016

In this talk I will explain why a general polynomial in several variables with integer coefficients should have only finitely many integer zeroes.

23
Mar
2016

## Maximal connected subgroups of the Cremona group »

Dr Ronan Terpereau (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
4pm 23 March 2016

This talk is about a work in progress with Jérémy Blanc and Andrea Fanelli.

22
Mar
2016

## Logarithmic compactification of the Abel map »

Professor Jonathan Wise (University of Colorado, Boulder)
4pm 22 March 2016

The Abel map takes a smooth algebraic curve with marked points and associates to it a point of the Jacobian of that curve.

18
Mar
2016

## The exceptional knot polynomial »

Noah Snyder (Indiana)
3pm 18 March 2016

We will run from 3pm to 4:30pm, when we will break for the wine & cheese event in the common room.

17
Mar
2016

## Learning to deal with uncertainty in Flood and Tsunami Modelling »

Dr Stephen Roberts (ANU)
6pm 17 March 2016

Dr Stephen Roberts will be presenting a special lecture for MSI's Alumni, friends and colleagues.

17
Mar
2016

## ANU Mathematics Society LaTeX Workshop II: Introduction to LaTeX »

Maxim Jeffs (MSI/ANU)
4pm 17 March 2016

Bring a laptop (optional) and learn how to install and use the most sophisticated and powerful software for typesetting mathematical documents (not Microsoft Word!).

15
Mar
2016

## Linear recurrence relations in Q-systems »

Dr Chul-hee Lee (Queensland)
4pm 15 March 2016

There exists a system of difference equations called the Q-system for each simple Lie algebra.

15
Mar
2016

## Symmetries in social choice theory »

Mr Victor Wang (Honours, MSI/ANU)
3pm 15 March 2016

Elementary group theory has all sorts of surprising applications. I will show how an action of $S_n$ on the space of judgement profiles of n people, leads to an impossibility result concerning certain types of social welfare (judgement aggregation) functions.