### Introduction to Gopakumar-Vafa Gauge/String Duality*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Callum Sleigh (Melbourne)*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 7th December 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture
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### Proper actions of wreath products*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Yves de Cornulier*Institution:* Rennes
*Date:* Mon 7th December 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture
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### Modelling and Pricing of Large Portfolio Credit Derivatives*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Ben Hambly*Institution:* Oxford
*Date:* Thu 26th November 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Homological Tools in Geometry III: Moment maps on flag varieties and piecewise linear functions*Miscellaneous Seminar*
#### by Arun Ram*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 26th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* 213 Richard Berry
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### Discrete Stochastic Systems with Pairwise Interation*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Andrey Lange*Institution:* Bauman Moscow State Technical University and Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS
*Date:* Thu 26th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Unified Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev Invariants for Homology Spheres*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Andrei Ratiu*Institution:* Istanbul Bilgi University
*Date:* Mon 23rd November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture
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### Homological Tools in Geometry II: Introduction to equivariant cohomology*Miscellaneous Seminar*
#### by Arun Ram*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 19th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* 213 Richard Berry
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### Remarks on string theory and related topics*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Omar Foda*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Department, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 17th November 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Representations of Birman-Murakami-Wenzl Algebras*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by John Enyang*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 16th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture
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### Graph fusion algebras of ${\cal WLM}(p,p')$*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by Jorgen Rasmussen*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Dept., The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 16th November 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Homological Tools in Geometry I: Introduction to categories*Miscellaneous Seminar*
#### by Arun Ram*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 12th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* 213 Richard Berry
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### Six vertex model and factorial Schur functions*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by R. Brak*Institution:*
*Date:* Tue 10th November 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 107
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### The Weber-Seifert dodecahedral space: Theory, algorithms and computation in 3-manifold topology*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Ben Burton*Institution:* U. Queensland
*Date:* Mon 9th November 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Sisalkraft Theatre, Architecture
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### Oka manifolds*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Finnur LÃ¡russon*Institution:* U. Adelaide
*Date:* Mon 2nd November 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* JH Michell, Richard Berry
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### A Monte Carlo Markov Chain Algorithm for a Class of Mixture Time Series Models*Statistics Seminar*
#### by John Lau*Institution:* UWA
*Date:* Fri 30th October 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Theatre 1, ICT Building, The University of Melbourne
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### The Physics of Matrix-Analytic Algorithms*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Peter Taylor*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Dept, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 29th October 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Integrable systems and linear flows on tori*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Gus Schrader*Institution:*
*Date:* Tue 27th October 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 107, Richard Berry Bldg, The University of Melbourne
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### Conditional decision problems and hunting algorithms in group theory.*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Maurice Chiodo*Institution:* U. Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 26th October 2009
*Time:* 2:15 PM
*Location:* Cuming Theatre, Chemistry
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### Stationary solutions of some random recurrences/Occupation times for continuous time Markov chains
#### by Talks by Honours/PGDip Students*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Dept, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 22nd October 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Introduction to associated linear problems for Painleve equations *Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Chris Ormerod*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Dept, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 20th October 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 107, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Colloquium: Infinitely many bifurcations for rapidly growing nonlinearities*Colloquium*
#### by Professor Norman Dancer*Institution:* The University of Sydney
*Date:* Tue 20th October 2009
*Time:* 12:00 PM
*Location:* Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb
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### Spanning trees and Lattice Green Functions*Statistical Mechanics Seminar*
#### by Tony Guttmann*Institution:* MASCOS/Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Mon 19th October 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### Estimation for Non-negative Levy-driven CARMA Processes*Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics*
#### by Peter Brockwell*Institution:* Colorado State University and The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Thu 15th October 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Old Geology Theatre 2, The University of Melbourne
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### A spin-1 loop correlator and its relation to the 2-dimensional symplectic Toda lattice*Tuesday Seminar*
#### by Jan de Gier*Institution:* Mathematics and Statistics Dept. The University of Melbourne
*Date:* Tue 13th October 2009
*Time:* 1:00 PM
*Location:* Room 107, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne
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### Volumes of moduli spaces of complex algebraic curves*Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar*
#### by Peter Zograf*Institution:* Steklov Institute, St. Petersburg
*Date:* Mon 12th October 2009
*Time:* 3:15 PM
*Location:* Cuming Theatre, Chemistry
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