### The geometry and combinatorics of moduli spaces of curves *Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Dr Norman Do*Institution:* Department of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 30th August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Old Arts B, The University of Melbourne
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### Some new results on the degree-diameter and the degree-girth problems, both asymptotic and non-existential*Discrete Structures and Algorithms Seminar*
#### by Guillermo Pineda-Villavicencio*Institution:* University of Ballarat
*Date:* Thu 26th August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology 1, The University of Melbourne
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### The [v]th Easy Piece*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Norm Frankel*Institution:* The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 24th August 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Colloquium: Complex dynamical networks: Identification, control and synchronization*Colloquium*
#### by Dr Jinhu Lu*Institution:* Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
*Date:* Tue 24th August 2010
*Time:* 12:00 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb
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### Cellularity and the Jones Basic Construction*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Fred Goodman*Institution:* University of Iowa, USA
*Date:* Mon 23rd August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Old Arts Theatre B, The University of Melbourne
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### The Euler characteristic of webs and Khovanov-Rozansky homology*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Daniel Murfet*Institution:* Hausdorff Center, Bonn, Germany
*Date:* Fri 20th August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Y-system for the exact spectrum of AdS/CFT*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by V Kazakov*Institution:* Ecole Normale Superieure
*Date:* Thu 19th August 2010
*Time:* 1:45 PM
*Location:* Room 910, Doug McDonnell Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Worm Monte Carlo dynamics for Loop models and Potts antiferromagnets*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Dr Tim Garoni*Institution:* MASCOS/Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 17th August 2010
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Grassmann fields for spanning hyperforests*Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems Seminar*
#### by Andrea Bedini*Institution:* MASCOS/Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 16th August 2010
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Theatre 1, Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne
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### The degenerate two-boundary Hecke algebra*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Zajj Daugherty*Institution:* St Olaf College, USA
*Date:* Mon 16th August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Old Arts Theatre B, The University of Melbourne
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### Diffuse actions on trees*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Tom Norton*Institution:* Southampton University
*Date:* Fri 13th August 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Great is the Power of Steady Misrepresentation*Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems Seminar*
#### by Professor Ian Enting*Institution:* MASCOS/Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 2nd August 2010
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Theatre 1, Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne
Abstract |

### On exceptional surgeries on Montesinos knots (joint work with In Dae Jong & Shigeru Mizushima)*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Kazuhiro Ichihara*Institution:* Department of Mathematics, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Japan
*Date:* Mon 2nd August 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Old Arts B, The University of Melbourne
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### The asymptotic variance of departures from critically loaded queues*Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems Seminar*
#### by Yoni Nazarathy*Institution:* EURANDOM, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
*Date:* Fri 30th July 2010
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 1, University of Melbourne
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### Optimal gossiping protocol in the Gaussian and Eisenstein-Jacobi networks.*Discrete Structures and Algorithms Seminar*
#### by Pongphat Taptagaporn*Institution:* The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 29th July 2010
*Time:* 2:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 1, The University of Melbourne
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### Some wonderful conjectures (but almost no theorems) at the boundary between analysis, combinatorics and probability*Discrete Structures and Algorithms Seminar*
#### by Alan Sokal*Institution:* University College London/New York University
*Date:* Thu 29th July 2010
*Time:* 10:00 AM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 1, The University of Melbourne
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### Quasi-logarithmic combinatorial structures, and approximation by the Dickman distribution*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Professor Andrew Barbour*Institution:* Universitaet Zuerich, Switzerland
*Date:* Wed 28th July 2010
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Data prediction competitions: far more than just a bit of fun*Miscellaneous Seminar*
#### by Anthony Goldbloom*Institution:* Founder of Kaggle.com
*Date:* Tue 27th July 2010
*Time:* 5:45 PM
*Location:* Staff Tea Room/Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Projective normality of GIT Quotient Varieties modulo Finite Group Actions*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Prof S Senthamarai Kannan*Institution:* Chennai Mathematical Institute
*Date:* Mon 26th July 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Old Arts B, The University of Melbourne
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### Rings of Invariants and Varieties of Representations*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Dr Jim Shank*Institution:* University of Kent, UK
*Date:* Thu 22nd July 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Efficient Public-Key Encryption from Ideal Lattices*Miscellaneous Seminar*
#### by Ron Steinfeld*Institution:* Macquarie University
*Date:* Thu 22nd July 2010
*Time:* 11:00 AM
*Location:* Room 206 ICT Building, 111 Barry Street
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### Point process in environmental modelling*Confirmation talk*
#### by Shahrina Shahrin*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Department, The Univesity of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 22nd July 2010
*Time:* 9:30 AM
*Location:* Room 215, Richrd Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
Abstract |

### Cartography of the projective solution space for normal surfaces II*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Dr Lawrence Reeves*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 19th July 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Cartography of the projective solution space for normal surfaces I*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Dr Lawrence Reeves*Institution:* Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 12th July 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Topological recursion and enumeration of surfaces*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Prof Bertrand Eynard*Institution:* IPhT, CEA Saclay
*Date:* Wed 7th July 2010
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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