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July 2009

Friday 10 
11:00  SEMINAR  Development of a Mathematical Modeling Platform to Explore Effects of Different Drug Treatments in Patients with Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple Myeloma (MM) is an incurable blood cancer with 70% of patients exhibiting osteolytic bone lesions. Besides use of bisphosphonates such as Pamidronate, a couple of novel targeted agents such as Denosumab have shown great promise to improve MMdriven bone loss. Just recently, an integrated (...)

Tuesday 21 
18:00  PUBLIC LECTURE  How to think about the structure and dynamics of the brain using mathematics

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This talk will be a brief introduction to two topics on which it has proved possible to learn about how the brain may work using methods of mathematical physics. It has some relevance to the way in which theorists approach the problems of the shape, structure, and distribution of galaxies, and of (...)


August 2009

Tuesday 11 
13:00  EVENT  UWA Careers Centre  Pricewaterhouse Coopers : Information session on applying for PwC vacation program

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Come along and find out more about the PwC vacation program. PwC recruit from all degree disciplines  you do not need an accounting degree to apply!
More information on UWA CareerHub  uwa.careerhub.com.au

Tuesday 25 
13:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Proportions of preinvolutions in finite classical groups

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
Tomasz Popiel (UWA)
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Proportions of preinvolutions in finite classical groups.
at 1pm Tuesday 25th August in Maths Lecture Room 1
Abstract:
Several recent constructive recognition algorithms for (...)

Monday 31 
15:00  SEMINAR  Applied Mathematics Seminar : Numerical methods for the HJB equations arising in European and American option pricing with proportional transaction costs

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We investigate the numerical methods for the solution of the HamiltonJacobiBellman (HJB) equations arising in European and American option pricing with proportional transaction costs. We propose a penalty approach combined with a finite difference scheme to solve the HJB equations. We first (...)


September 2009

Tuesday 01 
13:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: An Introduction to GAP

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
John Bamberg
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An introduction to GAP.
at 1pm Tuesday 1st of September in Maths Lecture Room 1.
Abstract: GAP (Groups, Algorithms and Programming) is the most popular
opensource computer algebra (...)

Thursday 03 
18:00  PUBLIC LECTURE  The 2009 ClayMahler Public Lecture: The Cosmic Distance Ladder : A public lecture by Professor Terence Tao, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA

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Speaker: Professor Terence Tao, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA.
How do we know the distances from the earth to the sun and moon, from the sun to the other planets, and from the sun to other stars and distant galaxies? Clearly we cannot measure these directly. Nevertheless there are (...)

Friday 04 
13:00  EVENT  The 2009 ClayMahler Colloquium: Compressed Sensing : A specialist Colloquium with Professor Terence Tao, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA

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Suppose one wants to recover an unknown signal x in R^n from a given vector Ax=b in R^m of linear measurements of the signal x. If the number of measurements m is less than the degrees of freedom n of the signal, then the problem is underdetermined and the solution x is not unique. However, if we (...)

Monday 07 
14:00  PRESENTATION  Colloquium: Bringing mathematics to life

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Rachel Thomas, a graduate of the UWA maths department, has worked for the Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) at the University of Cambridge for the past 9 years. The MMP promotes mathematics to the wider community through a range of projects, including an online maths clubs for students aged 519 (...)

Tuesday 08 
11:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Involutions in Classical Groups

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
Michael Giudici
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Involutions in Classical Groups
at 11am in Maths Lecture Room 1 on 8th of September
Abstract:
Involutions played a key role in the Classification of Finite Simple Groups (...)

Thursday 10 
14:00  SEMINAR  Statistics Seminar : Near Matches and Applications

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Abstract:
When two judges rank the same n objects, we say a “near match of order k” occurs on the ith object if their ranks for this, are close to within k. Of interest is the number of near matches in such a context, and its largesample distribution. Applications to a nonparametric (...)

Friday 11 
16:00  SEMINAR  Mathematics Colloquium : The Bock iteration for the ODE estimation problem

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The Bock iteration (Bock, 1983) is a method for the minimization of an objective function in the form of a sum of squares subject to a set of equality constraints. It was formulated originally as a method for solving the problem of estimating parameters in a system of (...)

Tuesday 15 
13:00  EVENT  UWA Careers Centre  Graduate School of Education Teaching Presentation : If you love science and/or mathematics and enjoy working with young people, teaching may be a great career for you. Come along and find out more!

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You are invited to attend an information session provided by the Graduate School of Education about becoming a science or mathematics teacher. Information will be provided about:
Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Science Communication and Education
Teachin (...)
13:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Tits' buildings and applications to the classification of finite simple groups

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
Alice Devillers
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Tits' buildings and applications to the classification of finite simple
groups
at 1pm on Tuesday 15th of September in MLR1.
Abstract:
For a field K, the group PSL(n+1,K) (...)

Thursday 17 
7:30  CANCELLED  EVENT  Science and Engineering Careers Breakfast 2009 : 2009 Science & Engineering careers breakfast hosted by the Postgraduate Student Association @ UWA

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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
This event has been cancelled.

Each year, the University Of Western Australia’s Postgraduate Students Association holds several careers breakfasts, aimed at providing current postgraduate students (many (...)

Tuesday 22 
13:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Involutions in Automorphism Groups

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Phill Schultz
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Involutions in Automorphism Groups
at 1pm in Maths Lecture Room 1 on Tuesday 22nd of September.
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Let M be a module over a unital ring, and let M = A + B be a
decomposition of M as a direct sum. Then Aut(M) contains (...)

Wednesday 23 
16:00  EVENT  Pure Mathematics Seminar : There will be two talks of 20 minutes each, by Michael Pauley and Lyle Noakes on two topics to do with Riemannian cubics.

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Michael Pauley: Decoupling the equations for null Lie quadratics
Riemannian cubics are solutions to a variational problem used to interpolate points in (semi)Riemannian manifolds. They generalise cubic polynomials in Euclidean space. If the manifold is a Lie group, the equation for a (...)
17:30  PRESENTATION  BHP Billiton Recruitment Presentation : Presentation for both vacation and graduate employment opportunities

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If you are considering a career in the resources industry in any of the following areas, come and talk to BHP Billiton.
 Business, commerce and finance; IT / information management; HR and organisational development; mining engineering, geology, mineral processing, chemical engineering, mechanical (...)

Friday 25 
15:45  SEMINAR  Evaluating soil parameters using numerical optimization  Civil and Resource Engineering Seminar

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Abstract:
Evaluating parameters for complex constitutive models can be a laborious and time consuming task, particularly where data from a number of different tests and test types are available.
This paper explores the use of mathematical optimisation techniques to derive parameters for (...)


October 2009

Tuesday 06 
13:00  SEMINAR  Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Vertex primitive 2path transitive graphs

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
Hua Zhang
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Vertex primitive 2path transitive graphs
at 1pm on Tuesday 6th of October in MLR1
Abstract: Let (a,b,g) be an 2 arc. Then we also have another 2 arc
(g, b, a). By identifying these two (...)


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