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Department of Mathematics

Research seminars

We maintain a varied and collaborative series of seminars across our research areas.

André Macedo (Reading) - Explicit methods for the Hasse norm principle

15:00 - 16:00 28 January 2020

Abstract: Given an extension L/K of number fields, we say that the Hasse norm principle (HNP) holds if every non-zero element of K which is a norm everywhere locally is in fact a global norm from L. If L/K is cyclic, the original Hasse norm theorem states that the HNP holds. More generally, there is a cohomological description (due to Tate) of..

Keith Butler - Applied machine learning for accelerated materials design and analysis

12:00 - 13:00 28 January 2020

Join us for this research seminar, part of the SQUIDS (Statistics, quantification of uncertainty, inverse problems and data science) seminar series. Abstract: I will present work showing how the SciML group at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is using machine learning to discover new materials and to accelerate data analysis at some of the UK..

Manchester Algebra Seminar - TBC - George Witty

14:00 - 15:00 28 January 2020

Speaker: George Witty - University of East Anglia Title & Abstract: TBC ......................... Time: 2pm Place: FA1 There will be tea and biscuits at 1:40. All are welcome.

Dov Stekel - Mathematics in the Life Sciences Seminar

14:00 - 15:00 03 February 2020

(Zochonis Lecture Theatre D) Join us for this seminar by Dov Stekel (Nottingham) as part of the Mathematics in the Life Sciences Series. Abstract to follow. To subscribe to the mailing list for this event series, please send an e-mail with the phrase “subscribe math-lifesci-seminar” in the message body to listserv@listserv.manchester.ac...

Manchester Algebra Seminar - TBC - Emilio Pierro

14:00 - 15:00 04 February 2020

Speaker: Emilio Pierro - LSA Title & Abstract: TBC ......................... Time: 2pm Place: FA1 There will be tea and biscuits at 1:40. All are welcome.

Sam Chow (Warwick) - Number Theory Seminar Series

15:00 - 04 February 2020

Join us for this research seminar, part of the Number Theory Seminar Series.

Andrew Titman - Testing the Markov assumption in general multi-state models

14:00 - 15:00 05 February 2020

Andrew Titman (Lancaster University) joins us for the Statistics seminar series. Recently there has been interest in the development of estimators of the transition probabilities for right-censored data that are robust to departures from the Markov assumption. The landmark Aalen-Johansen (LMAJ) [1] estimator is robust to non-Markov processes,..

Matthieu Roche - Continuous Marangoni flows

14:00 - 15:00 05 February 2020

Matthieu Roche (University of Paris Diderot) joins us for this seminar in the Physical Applied Mathematics Series. Title: Continuous Marangoni flows Abstract: The presence of a surface-concentration gradient of surface-active molecules along an interface between two liquids leads to the existence of an interfacial tension gradient and to th..

Cathy Hsu (Heilbronn) - Number Theory Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:00 11 February 2020

Join us for this research seminar, part of the Number Theory Seminar Series.

Martin Benning - Deep learning as optimal control problems

12:00 - 13:00 11 February 2020

Join us for this research seminar, part of the SQUIDS (Statistics, quantification of uncertainty, inverse problems and data science) seminar series. Abstract: We consider recent works where deep neural networks have been interpreted as discretisations of an optimal control problem subject to an ordinary differential equation constraint. We re..