Past events

Find information about past ANU MSI events.

10
Aug
2016

Geometric representations of graded and rational Cherednik algebras »

Hannah Keese (Cornell)
2.30pm 10 August 2016

I will discuss the geometric methods used by Oblomkov and Yun to construct certain families of finite-dimensional representations of graded and rational Cherednik algebras.

05
Aug
2016

Higher Frobenius-Schur indicators and eigenvalues of rotation in pivotal tensor categories »

Dr Corey Jones
3pm 5 August 2016

We'll discuss the notion of higher Frobenius-Schur indicators in pivotal fusion categories, why they're important, and how to compute them using only a small amount of data from the center of the category.

04
Aug
2016

MSI Friends and Alumni: The Man Who Knew Infinity »

Speakers TBA
6pm 4 August 2016

The Mathematical Sciences Institute will be sponsoring an ANU Film group screening of the recent film “The Man Who Knew Infinity.

03
Aug
2016

A Tour of T-duality »

Mr. Mark Bugden (MSI, ANU)
2.30pm 3 August 2016

String theory is a theoretical framework in physics which replaces point particles with vibrating strings.

01
Aug
2016

ANU Mathematics Society LaTeX Workshop III: More Typesetting with LaTeX »

Maxim Jeffs (MSI/ANU)
4pm 1 August 2016

Learn how to use $LaTeX$ with large equations, bibliographies, macros, tables, figures, commutative diagrams, cross-referencing, Emacs, theorems and definitions, ...

27
Jul
2016

Can groups help us with Diophantine questions? »

Robert Culling (MSI/ANU)
2.30pm 27 July 2016

In this talk I give a few examples of how groups can be used to give us number theoretic information.

26
Jul
2016

K-theory of division algebras over local fields »

Lars Hesselholt
4pm 26 July 2016

This is a report on joint work with Michael Larsen and Ayelet Lindenstrauss.

22
Jul
2016

Khovanov homotopy types »

Dr Vigleik Angeltveit, Dr Tony Licata
3pm 22 July 2016

Khovanov homology conventionally associates to a link a chain complex, whose homology is an invariant of the link.

20
Jul
2016

Modular Properties of Affine Superalgebra osp(1|2) »

John Snadden (MSI/ANU)
2.30pm 20 July 2016

I will give an overview of how one can construct modular-invariant partition functions for the theory corresponding to semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{sl}(2)$ at the so-called admissible levels.

11
Jul
2016

Quantum Gravity: Problems, Puzzles and Perspectives »

Professor Hermann Nicolai, Director for Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) Germany
11am 11 July 2016

The unification of quantum theory and Einstein's General Relativity into a consistent theory of quantum gravity, remains the greatest challenge of contemporary theoretical physics.

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