Past events

Find information about past ANU MSI events.

03
May
2018

Mathematical adventures in geobiology: to be a rock and not to roll »

Professor Murray Batchelor, Mathematical Sciences Institute & Research school of Physics & Engineering, ANU College of Science
6pm 3 May 2018

In this event, Professor Batchelor will explain what stromatolites are and how mathematical models have been used to understand their origin and formation.

01
May
2018

On the critical loci of finite maps »

Anand Deopurkar (MSI)
3.30pm 1 May 2018

Consider a rational function f(z) of degree n. To f(z), we can associate its set of critical points, namely the points z where the derivative vanishes.

24
Apr
2018

An approach to the local geometric Langlands conjectures via higher representation theory »

Vinoth Nandakumar (Sydney University)
3.30pm 24 April 2018

The local geometric Langlands conjectures, formulated by Frenkel and Gaitsgory, give a geometric description of the representation categories of affine Lie algebras at the critical level.

24
Apr
2018

Yitao Lei »

Yitao Lei (MSI)
12pm 24 April 2018

The PhD seminar is a weekly seminar held on Tuesday mornings, at 11am, for PhD students to talk about their thesis work or other projects.

23
Apr
2018

An introduction to fractals and the open set condition »

Kyle Steemson
12.30pm 23 April 2018

This talk will introduce the fundamentals of fractal geometry and will explain an important and currently open question in the field, that is, when does a fractal obey the open set condition?

23
Apr
2018

Analytic Functions of Several Complex Variables »

Kyle Broder
12pm 23 April 2018

In the talk I will present the elementary definitions and motivations concerning analytic functions of a single complex variable and explain why calculus naturally leads to such a notion.

20
Apr
2018

Gauging modular categories »

Corey Jones (ANU)
3pm 20 April 2018

Gauging is a procedure for taking a modular category equipped with an action by a finite group, and producing a new modular category.

18
Apr
2018

Quantum mechanics is non-commutative probability »

Associate Professor Scott Morrison (ANU)
4pm 18 April 2018

Quantum mechanics is traditionally meant to be difficult to understand. I think this is just a scam perpetrated by the physicists, because actually it’s all very simple.

18
Apr
2018

Unitary fusion categories generated by an object of small dimension »

Cain Edie-Michell
2pm 18 April 2018

Unitary fusion categories are a class of rich algebraic objects, with deep connections to many areas of mathematics and physics.

17
Apr
2018

The étale site of the stable module category of a finite group »

Bregje Pauwels
3.30pm 17 April 2018

In this talk, I will explain what separable monoids are and show how they pop up in various settings.

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