Past events

Find information about past ANU MSI events.

15
Feb
2018

MSI Colloquium 2018: Ancient solutions to Geometric Flows »

Professor Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Columbia University
4pm 15 February 2018

Some of the most important problems in geometric flows are related to the understanding of singularities.

13
Feb
2018

Grothendieck duality made simple »

Amnon Neeman (ANU)
3.30pm 13 February 2018

Until very recently the accepted wisdom was that there is no clean way to set up the foundations of Grothendieck duality. This changed drastically recently: we have discovered a clean way to prove everything.

12-16
Feb
2018

Harmonic Analysis Conference Celebrating the Mathematical Legacy of Alan McIntosh »

Pascal Auscher (Universite Paris Sud-Orsay), Lashi Bandara (University of Gothenburg) 
12pm 12 February 2018

The 2018 Special Year in Analysis at the MSI will start with a conference honouring Alan’s memory, and mathematical legacy.

12
Feb
2018

Optimal transportation between unequal dimensions »

Professor Robert McCann (Toronto University)
11am 12 February 2018

In the last few decades, the theory of optimal transportation has blossomed into a powerful tool for exploring applications both within and outside mathematics.

09
Feb
2018

Khovanov homology for links in thickened surfaces and a categorification of the skein algebra multiplication »

Hoel Queffelec (Montpellier/CNRS), Paul Wedrich (ANU)
2pm 9 February 2018

Khovanov homology can be defined for links in thickened surfaces.

06
Feb
2018

Functoriality of link homologies and higher representation theory »

Michael Ehrig (Sydney)
3.30pm 6 February 2018

In the talk I will discuss how to obtain functoriality for coloured Khovanov–Rozansky homology.

05-09
Feb
2018

Conference on Geometric and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations »

Zbigniew Blocki (Jagiellonian University), Poland Xiaodong Cao (Cornell University)
9am 5 February 2018

This conference will demonstrate and strengthen connections between geometric analysis and nonlinear partial differential equations.

02
Feb
2018

The algebra and geometry of non-reduced curves »

Anand Deopurkar (ANU)
2pm 2 February 2018

In this talk, I will introduce the simplest kinds of non-reduced curves, and explain what they tell us about the geometry of smooth curves.

19
Jan
2018

Can (deformation classes of local) gapped Hamiltonians be moved about from one manifold to another? »

Michael Freedman (Microsoft Station Q)
3pm 19 January 2018

I’ll explain how a generalization of Kirby’s torus trick from "Stable homeomorphisms and the annulus conjecture", Annals of Mathematics (1969) can be used to relocate a certain phases of matter from one manifold to another --- restrictions on both the phase and the manifolds may apply.

19
Jan
2018

Can (deformation classes of local) gapped Hamiltonians be moved about from one manifold to another? »

Michael Freedman (Microsoft Station Q)
3pm 19 January 2018

This talk is a part of the International Physics Summer School on Topological Matter.

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