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 July 2013
Wednesday 31
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Becoming an Engineer with UWA - 31 July 2013 More Information
'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' info evening: Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA.

 August 2013
Tuesday 06
11:00 - EXPO - CAREERS MONTH - UWA Careers Centre and Business School: Work and Vacation Expo : In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote graduate and vacation opportunities. Website | More Information
In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the UWA Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote vacation and work opportunities.

Employers attending include: EY, PwC, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Chevron, Department of Health, Shell, IBM, Communications Council, McGrath Nicol, Korda Mentha (...)

13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Google Tech Talk : Distributed storage & data processing. bigtable! mapreduce! free swag & pizza! Website | More Information
Google Tech Talk – NEXT WEEK:

What: Tech Talk - Distributed Storage & Data Processing

When: 1:00 - 2:00PM, Tues 6 August

Where: University of Western Australia, Engineering Lecture Theatre 2

Pizza provided, RSVP at link below.
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 (...)
Wednesday 14
9:00 - STUDENT EVENT - CAREERS: Science Library Career Question Drop-in : Got a careers question you want answered? Come and visit the Careers Centre display in the Science Library - Monday 12- Friday 16 August 2013 Website | More Information
The Careers Centre will be promoting its services and resources in the Science Library from Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2013.

Got a question you want answered? A Career Adviser will be available from 1.00pm-2pm, (12, 13, 15 and 16th August only) to assist with a career or (...)
Friday 30
14:00 - PRESENTATION - Mathematics Outreach in the Kimberley More Information
As part of the Faculty’s recent “UWA Gives Back” tour of the Kimberley region, (a collaboration between the Faculty and UWA Aspire, with assistance from the School of Indigenous Studies), Professor John Bamberg delivered Mathematics activities for both students and teachers at Aspire partner (...)

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 (...)
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Becoming an Engineer with UWA - 18 September 2013 Website | More Information
'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' info evening: Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA. Please RSVP via https://www.ecm.uwa.edu.au/community/engineering-info-evenings
Thursday 19
14:00 - SEMINAR - Image Processing with Mathematica More Information
Mathematica exhibits a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art image processing and analysis functions for two and three-dimensional image composition, segmentation, feature detection, transformation, alignment, and restoration. The talk will touch several image processing application areas and (...)
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 (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Two centuries of prime numbers Website | More Information
The 2013 Mahler Lecture by Akshay Venkatesh, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

Surprisingly, there have been fundamental new discoveries about prime numbers in the last decade, most recently by Yitang Zhang a few months ago. In this lecture, Professor Venkatesh will survey (...)
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 (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - LECTURE - 27th Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture : Unique designs — the power of multidisciplinary collaboration. Delivered by Tristram Carfrae Award-Winning Structural Engineer, Director and Arup Fellow. More Information
Tristram Carfrae is responsible for the design of an impressive array of award-winning buildings and is regarded internationally as a leading designer of light weight long-span structures.

In collaborating with some of the world’s best architects, he has a reputation for challenging the (...)
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 (...)


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