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October 2018

Tuesday 30 
13:00  SEMINAR  Lover or fighter: you can’t have it all : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series

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Bio: Leigh received his PhD from Nottingham University in 1986 and held a series of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Liverpool until 1995 when he moved to UWA. He was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2004 and was elected to the Australian Academy in 2009. He is currently Editor (...)


November 2018

Thursday 01 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Generalisations and variations of the Monty Hall Problem

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The Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle based on an American television game show. Some generalisations of the original problem are considered here:
 The probability distribution is generalised from equal likelihood to an arbitrary known prior distribution, with the number of doors changed (...)

Thursday 15 
This year's Australian Institute of Physics WA Postgraduate Student Conference will be held at the University of Western Australia on Thursday the 15th of November.
This event is open to all WA students researching in physics or physicsrelated subjects and is the perfect opportunity for (...)

Thursday 22 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Nonlocal equations, atom dislocation dynamics in crystals, and chaotic orbits

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In this talk, we introduce some basics of nonlocal equations, with some applications in mind coming from physics and material sciences.
In particular, the equation taken into account comes from a model, developed by Rudolf Peierls and Frank Nabarro, that describes the edge dislocation of atoms in (...)


December 2018

Monday 03 
Held over 5 days, AMSI BioInfoSummer is a key training event in Australia, that allows attendees to develop their bioinformatics skills, national networks and employability, and nurtures the collaborations between the mathematics, statistics and information technology disciplines.
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10:00  PUBLIC TALK  Advanced analytical work and skills needed in the corporate space : What does a corporate financial analyst do?

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This talk will look at some examples of advanced analytical work in the corporate space and the challenges operating in that environment can pose to a former academic. We’ll then look at some of the skills I believe are key to being successful as a data scientist in a commercial environment.


February 2019

Thursday 21 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Particle modelling applied to industrial and biophysical problems

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Particle methods have capabilities that particularly suit numerical simulation of complex phenomena involved in industrial and biophysical application domains. The two core methods used in this talk are DEM (Discrete Element Method) and SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics). Coupling of these (...)


April 2019

Wednesday 10 
12:30  PRESENTATION  Physics to fish with some whales on the side! Second International Indian Ocean Expedition 110°E repeat line : Prof. Lynnath Beckley presents on the monthlong voyage that will repeat the 1960s Indian Ocean investigation.

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In the 1960s, Australia made a significant contribution to the first International Indian Ocean Expedition. Now, nearly six decades later, a second Expedition is underway, and in May 2019 a multiinstitutional team of 30 oceanographers will head offshore from Fremantle with the Australian Research (...)


August 2019

Thursday 22 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Convex surfaces of constant Gauss curvature and partially free boundaries

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Consider a pair of parallel planes in and a strictly convex closed curve laying on one of the planes. Is there a convex hypersurface of constant Gauss curvature such that it is trapped between the planes, the curve is on its boundary, and the surface strikes the other plane at given constant (...)


September 2019

Friday 06 
14:00  SEMINAR  The Action Principle: From Virgil's Aeneid to Quantum Walks : Variational principles in physics break new ground

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Variational principles have proven to be surprisingly fertile in physics. The principle of stationary action originally arising out of a derivation of optics and mechanics, remains central in modern physics being applied to fluid mechanics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and even (...)
16:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Stephen Glasby, 4pm Sep 06 in Weatherburn LT

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Speaker: Stephen Glasby (University of Western Australia)
Title: Evaluating and estimating sums
Time and place: 4pm Friday 06 Sep 2019, Weatherburn LT
Abstract: In this expository talk I will show how "finite calculus" and hypergeometric identities can be (...)

Thursday 19 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Mathematics and Suicide

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The Young Lives Matter Foundation (https://www.uwa.edu.au/institutes/younglivesmatter/home) aims to leverage research expertise across UWA to address the leading cause of death among 15 to 24year olds in Western Australia. The foundation will address this aim by developing improved predictors (...)

Tuesday 24 
13:00  FREE LECTURE  Special Guest Lectures and Panel Discussion : Inactivity, Exercise and Cardiovascular System

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"Vascular effects of physical (in)activity and insulin resistance: Mechanisms and implications"  Dr. Jaume Padilla is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of (...)


November 2019

Wednesday 27 
13:00  SEMINAR  Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series

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Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the (...)


December 2019

Tuesday 10 
10:00  WORKSHOP  Quantum Simplicity: Introduction to Complexity Science in a Quantum World : A masterclass with Assistant Professor Mile Gu, Nanyang Technological University and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow.

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Complexity and quantum science appear at first to be two fields that bear little relation. One deals with the science of the very large – seeking the understand how unexpected phenomena can emerge in vast systems consisting of many interacting components. Quantum theory, on the other hand, deals (...)

Thursday 19 
14:00  PUBLIC LECTURE  Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : A Tour of the Mandelbrot Set

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The beautiful and complicated Mandelbrot set has captivated
mathematicians since the first computer images of the set were drawn in the 1970s and 1980s. In this talk we’ll take a walk around the infinite intricacies of the Mandelbrot set, exploring the spirals, finding Fibonacci, and answering the (...)


March 2020

Wednesday 04 
16:00  EVENT  Back to the Future with High Performance Computing : From the first supercomputer to the modern day  high performance computing

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The first super computer was built 60 years by UNIVAC and kick started the tussle between IO, memory, cpu, parallelism and the ever shrinking transistor.
According to Wikipedia "In 1960 UNIVAC built the Livermore Atomic Research Computer (LARC), today considered among the first supercomputers (...)

Thursday 05 
16:00  PUBLIC TALK  Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : It's a wonderful life!  Reflections on the career of a mathematician

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Followed by Cheese and wine in Maths Common Room
Abstract:
We all have our doubts off and on if life is really so wonderful. But that is not what I want to address here. Watching the Jimmy Stewart movie with this title, there was one scene which captured my imagination: the Guardian (...)


April 2020

Thursday 23 
16:00  PUBLIC LECTURE  Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : An invitation to finite geometry

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Finite geometry involves the study of finitely many objects  points, lines, planes, etc  in analogy with classical geometric language and concepts. The exciting aspect of finite geometry is that it often shares properties of the usual Euclidean geometry, yet the finiteness of the geometry (...)


October 2020

Thursday 22 
16:00  PUBLIC LECTURE  Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : Control of pedestrian flows: social dynamics beyond modelling

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We propose a modelfree approach to analyse the movement of pedestrians in experiments and simulations. Using concepts from control and analysis of complex dynamical systems we set up a scheme which allows us to identify dynamical unstable signatures in pedestrian flows. These signatures are the (...)


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