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Week starting Monday 16 September 2019

10am 17 September - Graduate Seminar

Start time: 10am 17 September
Location: Seminar Room 1.33, Hanna Neumann Building #145
Presenter(s): Shilu Feng, ANU

Preconditioning techniques form an crucial part of developing efficient solvers for saddle point problems, and are often conjugated with Krylov's subspace methods. One saddle point system can be arisen from discretisation of a thin plate spline which is a popular data fitting technique. Such a system is problematic with respect to its conditioning. Some common saddle point preconditioners are considered, and a note of finding preconditioner will be mentioned from Gergelits et.al. recent work.

2pm 17 September - Partial Differential Equations and Analysis Seminar

Start time: 2pm 17 September
Location: Seminar room 1.33, Hanna Neumann Building #145
Presenter(s): Daniel Nix, MSI, Australian National University

We consider L^p boundedness of the Riesz transform on a class of non-doubling manifolds obtained by taking the connected sum of two Riemannian manifolds which are both a product of a Euclidean space and a closed manifold. We assume that one of the ends has Euclidean dimension equal to 2 which is a special case in which the L^p boundedness of the Riesz transform requires a delicate analysis.

10am 20 September

Start time: 10am 20 September
Location: Board room 2.48, Hanna Neumann Building 145, Science Road, ANU

We will watch a short talk given by Brooke Shipley followed by a talk given by Doug Ravenel. We might pause to discuss or discuss afterwards.

Abstract 1:  An overview of the development of symmetric spectra, orthogonal spectra, and other monoidal model categories of spectra as well as some generalizations and applications.

The video and some notes are available here: https://www.msri.org/workshops/797/schedules/22698

Abstract 2: We will discuss methods for constructing a model structure on the category of orthogonal equivariant spectra for a finite group G. The most convenient one is two large steps away from the most obvious one.

The video is available here: https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20180815090010001

3pm 20 September - MSI/RSCS Seminar Series

Start time: 3pm 20 September
Location: Seminar Room 1.33, Building 145, Science Road, ANU
Presenter(s): Dr Ranald Clouston (RSCS), Presenter(s): Dr Martina Rovelli (MSI)

Modal Type Theory and its Semantics

Dr. Ranald Clouston (RSCS)

Type theory offers an alternative foundation for mathematics, particularly suited to automated proof checking. This talk will discuss the design of a new type theory, introducing connectives from modal logic. In particular we will see how the mathematical notion of denotational semantics helps us to establish both the consistency and the expressive power of a type theory.


(Higher) category theory vs (Homotopy) type theory.

Martina Rovelli (MSI) 

Given a category with adjectives, one can talk about its internal language, which is a formal system that encodes the syntax of that category. This construction generally induces a correspondence between the given flavour of category theory and a certain flavour of type theory. In this introductory talk, we will provide a basic dictionary on how to translate categorical information into type theoretical information. We will mention how the internal language of the category of sets can be expressed by means of traditional type theories, while the internal language of the (∞-)category of spaces is homotopy type theory.


This event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by drinks and nibbles on Level 3 of the Hanna Neumann Building (145).

The MSI/RSCS Seminar Series is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the College of Science and the Research School of Computer Science at the College of Engineering & Computer Science at ANU.