### Problems in Geometric Graph Theory*Confirmation talk*
#### by Michael Payne*Institution:* Dept of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 25th January 2011
*Time:* 3:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### The Steinberg torus*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Professor John Stembridge*Institution:* University of Michigan, USA
*Date:* Tue 25th January 2011
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The Univesity of Melbourne
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### Ramanujan vs. Apery: $1/\pi$ vs. $\zeta(3)$*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by Wadim Zudilin*Institution:* The University of Newcastle
*Date:* Mon 24th January 2011
*Time:* 1:05 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Modeling the gentle bouncing and subsequent film drainage of a buoyant drop approaching a horizontal wall*Completion Seminar*
#### by Khurram Kamran*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Fri 14th January 2011
*Time:* 10:00 AM
*Location:* Theatre 103 (eZone), Architecture building, The University of Melbourne
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### Generators and relations for Soergel bimodules*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Geordie Williamson*Institution:* Oxford
*Date:* Fri 17th December 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Foulkes characters, descents and shuffling*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Persi Diaconis*Institution:* Stanford University
*Date:* Mon 13th December 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Characters of p-compact groups*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by James Jones*Institution:* Melbourne
*Date:* Wed 1st December 2010
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Theatre, just past Alice Hoy, on the opposite side of Monash Road from Richard Berry. The University of Melbourne
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### On sensitivity of inverse response plot estimation and the benefits of a robust estimation approach*Statistics Seminar*
#### by Luke Prendergast*Institution:* La Trobe University, Bundoora
*Date:* Tue 30th November 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* JH Michell Theatre
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### Twisted K-theory, loop groups and their generalisations*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Pedram Hekmati*Institution:* Adelaide
*Date:* Mon 29th November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Stochastic differential equations involving fractional Brownian motion*Stochastic Processes Seminar*
#### by Prof Yu Mishura*Institution:* Kyiv National University, Ukraine
*Date:* Wed 24th November 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213,Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Small-domain estimation from statistics with measurement error*Stats Society Seminar*
#### by Professor Alan Zaslavsky*Institution:* Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
*Date:* Tue 23rd November 2010
*Time:* 6:15 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### ***currently working with "Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Mechanics", by Baxter****Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Jan de Gier*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 23rd November 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213
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### Shephard groups*Completion Seminar*
#### by Natalie Aisbett*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 22nd November 2010
*Time:* 3:30 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Wrappings and heat kernels on compact symmetric spaces *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Professor Tony Dooley*Institution:* University of NSW
*Date:* Mon 22nd November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Baxter's book - "Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Mechanics"*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Jan de Gier*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 16th November 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The Univesity of Melbourne
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### Surface quotients of hyperbolic buildings*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Anne Thomas*Institution:* University of Sydney
*Date:* Mon 15th November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### ''How can data mining help to understand what makes an optimization problem hard, which algorithm will perform best, and why?''*ORSUM Seminar*
#### by Kate Smith-Miles*Institution:* Monash University
*Date:* Fri 12th November 2010
*Time:* 4:15 PM
*Location:* Access Grid Room, RMIT (host) 8.9.66 (Building 8, Level 9, Room 66)
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### An Introduction to 2-Groups *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Narthana Epa *Institution:* Melbourne University
*Date:* Fri 12th November 2010
*Time:* 3:30 PM
*Location:* RUSSELL LOVE THEATRE, Richard Berry Bldg
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### On the character formula of generalized Springer representations*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Kato Syu*Institution:* Kyoto University, Dept of Mathematics
*Date:* Fri 12th November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* RUSSELL LOVE THEATRE, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Non-stationary variance models for nitrous oxide emissions from soil, by spectral tempering*Statistics Seminar*
#### by Kathy Haskard*Institution:* Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
*Date:* Tue 9th November 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology, Theatre 2
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### The Pachner graph and the simplification of 3-sphere triangulations*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Ben Burton*Institution:* University of Queensland
*Date:* Mon 8th November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 215 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### On the proof by Duminil-Copin and Smirnov for the honeycomb lattice growth constant*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by Tony Guttmann*Institution:* MASCOS/Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 8th November 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Towards solving MINLPs within a Constraint Integer Programming Framework: Algorithms and Applications*ORSUM Seminar*
#### by Ambros Gleixner and Stefan Vigerske*Institution:* ZIB, Berlin
*Date:* Fri 5th November 2010
*Time:* 4:15 PM
*Location:* Access Grid Room, RMIT (host) 8.9.66
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### Simple ribbon moves and primeness of knots*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Tatsuya Tsukamoto*Institution:* Osaka Institute of Technology
*Date:* Tue 2nd November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* 213 Richard Berry
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### Fibre bundles with reductive structure group over an algebraic variety*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Peter O'Sullivan*Institution:* ANU
*Date:* Mon 1st November 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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