### Proof of the alternating sign matrix and descending plane partition conjecture*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by Roger Behrend*Institution:* Cardiff University
*Date:* Mon 16th May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Asymptotics of the Ricci flow on quasiprojective varieties *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Frederic Rochon*Institution:* ANU
*Date:* Fri 13th May 2011
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Representations of Gan-Ginzburg algebras and quiver-related differential operators *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Silvia Montarani*Institution:* ANU
*Date:* Thu 12th May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Cluster Algorithms*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Dr Tim Garoni*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 10th May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Raychaudhuri's equation and singularity analysis of second order ODEs*Colloquium*
#### by Professor Geoff Prince*Institution:* Director, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
*Date:* Tue 10th May 2011
*Time:* 12:00 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre
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### Group Algebras - injectivity and its generalizations*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by S.K. Jain*Institution:* Ohio State University, USA
*Date:* Fri 6th May 2011
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, The University of Melbourne
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### Conditional Likelihood for Capture-Recapture Experiments Revisited*Statistics Seminar*
#### by Richard Huggins*Institution:* University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 5th May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* David Caro-Hercus Theatre (PHYSICS-Rm:L105)
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### Comparative Risk Assessment: what is it and how can it be useful*Statistics Seminar*About Steve: Steve became involved with the Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) project in 2000 when he joined a team of researchers led by the World Health Organisation and Harvard School of Public Health. Initially, he was one of the statisticians working within the core development group of the CRA project and later contributed as an advisor on statistical questions arising across different areas of the Global Burden of Disease project. Otherwise, Steve has worked mainly within the biotechnology industry and in other areas involving clinical trials. He recently moved to Melbourne and now works as a statistical consultant at the Statistical Consulting Centre.#### by Steve vander Hoorn*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 3rd May 2011
*Time:* 6:15 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### On JSJ theory for Haken 3-manifolds*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Tharatorn Supasiti*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 3rd May 2011
*Time:* 3:05 PM
*Location:* Old Arts D, The University of Melbourne
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### The mathematics of Temperley-Lieb*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by David Ridout*Institution:* ANU
*Date:* Tue 3rd May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Virasoro Representations Beyond an Introduction*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by David Ridout*Institution:* ANU
*Date:* Mon 2nd May 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### How abelianization of subgroups of braid groups applies to cohomology *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Vincent Beck*Institution:* ENS Cachan, France
*Date:* Wed 27th April 2011
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### "On the effect of risky investments on the ruin probabilities of*Completion Seminar*
#### by Sheng Lin*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Wed 20th April 2011
*Time:* 1:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213,
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### Some new aspherical 4-manifolds *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Hyam Rubinstein*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 19th April 2011
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Arts D, The University of Melbourne
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### The current large deviation function of the asymmetric simple exclusion process*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Jan de Gier*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 19th April 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### From Data to Decisions in Ambulance Redeployment*ORSUM Seminar*
#### by Shane G Henderson*Institution:* Cornell University, USA
*Date:* Fri 15th April 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Limit Proxy Methods for Fast Monte-Carlo Greeks*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Jiun Hong Chan*Institution:* The Centre for Actuarial Studies, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Wed 13th April 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### (Very) Fast estimation and testing of (very) large dimensional heavy-tailed elliptical distributions*Statistics Seminar*
#### by David Veredas *Institution:* UniversitÃ© libre de Bruxelles
*Date:* Tue 12th April 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Threshold quantities for epidemics*Colloquium*
#### by Professor Mick Roberts*Institution:* Centre for Mathematical Biology, IIMS & NZIAS, Massey University
*Date:* Tue 12th April 2011
*Time:* 12:00 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre
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### Osmotically driven deformation of a stable water film*Confirmation talk*
#### by Sue Ann Chen*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 11th April 2011
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology 1, The University of Melbourne
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### Lie Algebroids and Uniformization *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Anthony Blaom*Institution:* Auckland, New Zealand
*Date:* Fri 8th April 2011
*Time:* 4:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Applications of an argument by Harrington*Set Theory Seminar*
#### by Leigh Humphries*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 7th April 2011
*Time:* 4:15 PM
*Location:* Room 107, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Chern Simons Theory with Complex Gauge Group and Topological String Theory of the A Polynomial *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Callum Sleigh*Institution:* Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 5th April 2011
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Arts D,The University of Melbourne
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### An introduction to the nested Bethe Ansatz (part 3)*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Michael Wheeler*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 29th March 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### An introduction to the nested Bethe Ansatz (part 2)*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Michael Wheeler*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 22nd March 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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