International Women in Mathematics Day at the University of Sydney

Celebrating women mathematicians at SMRI The University of Sydney’s School of Mathematics & Statistics hosted an in-person and online event to celebrate Women in Mathematics Day on 12 May, sponsored by SMRI and the University of Sydney. The event began with a video screening of ‘Secrets of the Surface’, featuring Fields Medallist Maryam Mirzakhani. This …

SMRI Seminar, 20 May: Stephan Tillmann – On the space of properly convex projective structures

SMRI Seminar On the space of properly convex projective structures Stephan Tillmann (University of Sydney) Thursday, 20 May 2021, 15:30–16:30 AEST (Sydney) Location: The Quadrangle S227 (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom Abstract: This talk will be in two parts. I will outline joint work with Daryl Cooper concerning the …

Call for Proposals: MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium 2021

UPDATE: The deadline for MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium proposals has been extended to 18 June. MATRIX (Creswick) and the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute invite proposals for a joint Research Symposium to be held in a hybrid format (in-person/on-line) in 2021. The joint MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium will be centred around one distinguished international researcher who will Chair …

SMRI-Applied Maths Seminar, 13 May: Reinout Quispel – How to preserve properties of differential equations under discretization

SMRI Applied Maths Seminar How to discover properties of differential equations, and how to preserve those properties under discretization Reinout Quispel (La Trobe University) Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:30–11:30 AEST (Sydney) Location: 374, Carslaw Building (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom Abstract: This talk will be in two parts. The …

Bronwyn Hajek

Shock me Amadeus: Interview with Bronwyn Hajek Associate Professor Bronwyn Hajek, applied mathematician at the University of South Australia, describes how she is motivated by the quest to solve tricky, obscure, unsolved partial differential equations in this SMRI research profile.    Bronwyn has a particular focus on the use of Lie symmetry techniques to …

SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online, 6 May: Shun-Jen Cheng – Representation theory of exceptional Lie superalgebras

SMRI Algebra and Geometry Online Seminar Representation theory of exceptional Lie superalgebras Shun-Jen Cheng (Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica) Thursday, 6 May 2021, 15:30–17:00 AEST (Sydney) Location: The Quadrangle S227 (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom Abstract: In the first half of the talk we shall introduce the notion of …

SMRI Seminar, 22 April: Marcy Robertson – Expansions, completions and automorphisms of welded tangled foams

SMRI Seminar Expansions, completions and automorphisms of welded tangled foams Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne) Thursday, 22 April 2021, 15:30–16:30 AEST (Sydney) Location: The Quadrangle S227 (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom Abstract: Welded tangles are knotted surfaces in R^4. Bar-Natan and Dancso described a class of welded tangles which …

SMRI Applied Maths Seminar, 15 April: Yury Stepanyants – The asymptotic approach for ocean wave patterns

SMRI Applied Maths Seminar The asymptotic approach to the description of two dimensional soliton patterns in the oceans Yury Stepanyants (University of Southern Queensland) Thursday, 15 April 2021, 15:30–16:30 AEST (Sydney) Location: The Quadrangle S227 (University of Sydney staff, students and affiliates only) and via Zoom Abstract: The asymptotic approach is suggested for the description …

SMRI Seminar Double-Header, 8 April: Adam Piggott & Murray Elder – Geodesics in Groups

SMRI Seminar Double-Header Piggott ‘Stubborn conjectures concerning rewriting systems, geodesic normal forms and geodetic graphs’ & Elder ‘Which groups have polynomial geodesic growth?’ Adam Piggott  (Australian National University) Thursday, 8 April 2021, 15:00–16:00 AEST (Sydney) Location: Online via Zoom Abstract: A program of research, started in the 1980s, seeks to classify the groups that can …