# Research projects

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Displaying 31 - 45 of 103 project(s).

Explorations in Geometry and Mathematical Physics: From Symplectic Geometry to String Theory

Understanding how faults slip during an earthquake is still a grand challenge in seismology.

Exploring Qualitative Mathematical Modelling and the Mathematics of Traditional and Indigenous Cultures

#### Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

#### People

- Hong Zhang Xu, Supervisor
- Rowena Ball, Supervisor

Exterior Differential Systems and Hyperbolic PDE

As we move into exascale computing, and beyond, the chance of a fault occurring in the system increases. Traditional approaches to building resilience into the system, such as check-pointing, may become too expensive.

Higher arithmetic. The failure of unique factorization in generalized number systems. Integer and rational solutions to algebraic equations. Fermat's Last Theorem.

It is proposed that the student presents a review of the theory of black hole formation, and a critical evaluation of the arguments used to deduce their existence in the universe.

#### Student intake

Open for Honours, Masters, PhD students

#### Group

#### People

- Dayal Wickramasinghe, Supervisor

Explore the analogy between the Galois theory of fields and the theory of covering spaces in topology.

This project is to explore various new topological invariants using topological field theory and dualities arising from gauge theory and string theory

This project would lay down some of mathematical ground for string theory.

Why are the trace and the determinant of a matrix special, as opposed to some other random function of the matrix entries? Why should the discriminant $b^2-4ac$ play a fundamental role, and not, say $a^2+4bc$? One answer (among many) is that the trace, the determinant, and the discriminant are distinguished functions

Approximation of High Dimensional Data Sets using Sparse Grid Techniques.

Study one of the classic non-Euclidean geometries, two-dimensional hyperbolic space, using a simple model. Suitable for first year MATH1116 students.

Identifying and mapping patterns of Indigenous strip agriculture using satellite imagery