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 August 2013
Friday 02
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Maximal arcs that contain regular hyperovals More Information
Abstract:

A maximal n-arc is a set of q(n-1) + n points in a projective plane such that any line of the plane meets 0 or n of them. The most common maximal arcs, called the Mathon arcs, are constructed by taking the union of regular hyperovals. In particular, there are no known maximal 4- (...)
Friday 09
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Semisymmetric graphs of prime valency More Information
Abstract:

A graph is called X-semisymmetric if the group X acts transitively on edges, but not on vertices. Such graphs are necessarily bipartite and bi-regular, of valencies k and l say. There is a natural relationship between semisymmetric graphs and amalgams of groups. This leads us (...)
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities (...)
Friday 16
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Decomposing tensor products over fields of small characteristic More Information
Abstract:

One motivation for this talk comes from representation theory: decomposing a tensor product of irreducible (or indecomposable) representations as a sum of smaller degree irreducible (or indecomposable) representations. Other motivations come from quantum mechanics and (...)
Friday 23
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Breaking symmetries of infinite graphs More Information
Abstract:

Symmetry breaking involves colouring the elements of a combinatorial structure so that the resulting structure has no nontrivial symmetries. In this talk I'll give an introduction to symmetry breaking, with a particular focus on infinite graphs. I'll also discuss a number of (...)
Friday 30
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, The structure of 3-separations of matroids More Information
Abstract:

In this talk, I will give an introduction to decomposition theory of 3-connected matroids. In order to make it more accessible I will also introduce some related definitions and examples.

 September 2013
Friday 06
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Connections between Graph Theory & Combinatorics on Words More Information
Abstract:

A string or word is usually thought of as a sequence of letters drawn from some alphabet. Applications to bioinformatics and other areas suggest the utility of defining strings on subsets of the alphabet instead -- so-called "indeterminate" strings. I describe (...)
Friday 13
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, On The Non-commuting Graph More Information
Abstract:

In this talk, we will consider the non-commuting graph of a non-abelian finite group G; its vertex set is the set of non-central elements of G, and two distinct vertices x and y are joined by an edge if they do not commute together. Actually, we study some properties of the (...)
Friday 20
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Generalised quadrangles constructed from groups More Information
Abstract:

This is just a survey talk of various ways to construct all of the known finite generalised quadrangles starting with a group and a configuration of subgroups of that group. In particular, the speaker will give a summary of where one of the "retreat" problems is at.
Wednesday 25
11:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics Colloquium: The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again More Information
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford) Mahler Lecturer and IAS Professor-at-Large

will speak on

The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again.

at 11am in the Science Library Access Grid room.



I will discuss some models of (...)
Friday 27
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Straight-line programs with memory and applications to computational group theory More Information
Abstract:

Straight-line programs offer a method for encoding group computations in a "black box" sense, namely without using specifics of the group's representation or how the group operations are performed. We advocate that straight-line programs designed for group (...)

 October 2013
Friday 11
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Multiply tiling Euclidean space by translating a convex object More Information
Abstract:

We study the problem of covering Euclidean space R^d by possibly overlapping translates of a convex body P, such that almost every point is covered exactly k times, for a fixed integer k. Such a covering of Euclidean space by translations is called a k-tiling. We will first (...)
Friday 18
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Regular orbits of Sym(n) and Alt(n) on irreducible representations More Information
Abstract:

Given a finite group G and a faithful irreducible FG-module V where F is a field of prime order, we can ask whether G has a regular orbit on the vectors of V. This problem is related to determining which primitive permutation groups of affine type have a base of size 2, as well (...)
Friday 25
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Coprime actions of finite linear groups More Information
Abstract:

Let H be a finite linear group acting completely reducibly on a finite vector space V. Gabriel Navarro asked: if the H-orbits containing vectors a and b have coprime lengths m and n, is there an H-orbit of length mn? We answered, by showing that the H-orbit containing a + b (...)

 November 2013
Friday 01
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Algebraic geometry codes More Information
Abstract:

Codes arising from algebraic geometry, first introduced by Goppa, gained attention when Tsfasman–Vladut–Zink used them to improve the Gilbert-Varshamow bound. We will give a gentle introduction to some of the beautiful ideas from algebraic geometry used to build these codes (...)
Friday 15
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, A miscellany of topics related to semiregular graph automorphisms More Information
Abstract :

I will discuss a few things, all related to semiregular graph automorphisms : the polycirculant conjecture, the abelian normal quotient method, an interesting class of graphs...
Monday 18
13:00 - SEMINAR - Integrable-like behavior in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam model Website | More Information
In 1950’s Fermi, motivated by fundamental questions of statistical mechanics, started a numerical experiment in collaboration with Pasta and Ulam to test the ergodic properties of nonlinear dynamical systems. The chosen so-called FPU system was a one dimensional chain of N nonlinear coupled (...)
Friday 22
11:00 - SEMINAR - Self-avoiding walks—rigorous and non-rigorous results Website | More Information
Self-avoiding walks (SAWs) are widely studied as a problem in algebraic combinatorics by mathematicians, as a problem in algorithm design by computer scientists, as a model of phase transitions by mathematical physicists and as a model of polymers in dilute solution by chemists.

More (...)

 December 2013
Monday 09
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing : Held at UWA from the 9th to 13th of December Website | More Information
This year's Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing will be held here at UWA from the 9th to 13th of December. Put the date in your diary now and start looking for cheap flights to Perth. Visit the conference webpage to find the exciting lineup of invited (...)

 January 2014
Friday 10
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Analysis and Implementation: the Two 'Editions' of a Matrix Group Algorithm More Information
Brian Corr (UWA)

will speak on

Analysis and Implementation: the Two 'Editions' of a Matrix Group Algorithm

at 3pm Friday January the 10th in Blakers Lecture Theatre.

Abstract :

The quality of an algorithm in computational mathematics is (...)


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