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Postgraduate Forum

About the forum

The forum was started in 1997 and is meant to give postgraduate students:

                  practice in speaking to a non-specialist audience

                 a chance to rehearse material for talks at conferences or written submissions

                 exposure to mathematical topics outside their own area of work.

Speakers can talk about their own research, or instead on any topic in mathematics or statistics which they find interesting. How formal the talk is should be entirely up to the speaker it might be discussion of a Journal article or a practice for conference Ė anything goes! If you would like you may also request feedback on your talk.

PowerPoint and an OHP will be available, although if you wish to use PowerPoint please let me know before the talk so that I can book the laptop.

The talks are intended for postgraduate students only.

Lecturers may occasionally attend, if invited by the speaker.

If you have questions or would like to give a talk, please contact Kate (e-mail: Kate.Davison@ncl.ac.uk) or if you canít get me try Samuel James (Samuel.James@ncl.ac.uk).

 

 


2006-07

 

Provisional schedule of talks, semester 2

Date

Speaker

Title

Cake

8th Feb

James Pickering

The Axiom Of Choice And Its Consequences.

Chris

15th Feb

Chris Graham

As time goes by; the consequences of non-absolute time.

Andrew

22nd Feb

Andrew Baggaley

Particle dispersion in a model turbulent flow.

Tim

1st Mar

Gang Yi

Cancelled.

Stuart

8th Mar

Stuart Cockburn

TBA

Sarah

15th Mar

Sarah Germain

Modelling Extreme Drought Using Random Sums Presentation.

Pete

22nd Mar

Peter Milner

Approximating Stochastic Processes.

Kate

5th Apr

Anthony Youd

Vortex decay in Bose-Einstein condensation.

James

 

Schedule of talks, semester 1

Date

Speaker

Title

Cake

5th Oct

Kate Davison

The Ukrainian Neolithic - Central Place Theory.

Sam

12th Oct

Samuel James

Fun with Physics??

Nessie

19th Oct

Xiaohui Zhao

Flexible Bayesian modelling of a large survival data set for computation of a prognostic index.

Jill

26th Oct

Jill Johnson

Anticipating Catastrophes.

David

2nd Nov

David Ryan

A coupled low order dynamo/turbulent shell model to explain geomagnetic field variations and reversals.

Lauren

9th Nov

Lauren Rodgers

Developing a Model for Non-Random Dropouts in a Crossover Trial.

Jonathan

16th Nov

This seminar is cancelled due to the Durham Newcastle joint PGF on 15th November.

23rd Nov

Jonathan Longrigg

Zero Knowledge.

Kate

2005-06

 

Schedule of talks, semester 2

Date

Speaker

Title

Cake

2nd Feb

Anthony Youd

An introduction to Couette flow.

Yemon

9th Feb

Yemon Choi

Differentiating x^n: from the product rule to normed cohomology problems.

Kate

16th Feb

Keith Goda

Graph products of groups.

Eniko

23rd Feb

Eniko Madarassy

The angular momentum Lz and the rotation history of Bose-Einstein condensates.

Andrew

2nd Mar

Andrew Golightly

Biochemical Networks - An idiots guide to simulation and inference.

Jill

9th Mar

Jill Johnson

An Introduction to Extreme Value Theory - A Rainfall Application

Hathaikan

15th Mar*

Hathaikan Chootrakool

Meta-analysis of Multi-arm trials and Publication bias.

David

23rd Mar

David Ryan

Low order Geodynamo models.

Keith

 

* This talk will take place as part of the Newcastle Durham Joint PG Research Afternoon

(click here for details)

 

Schedule of talks, semester 1

Date

Speaker

Title

Cake

6th Oct

Sam James

Einsteinís Special Relativity: The real E=mc2.

Kate

13th Oct

Kate Davison

Two source model for the Neolithization of Europe.

Lauren

20th Oct

Lauren Rodgers

Missing data and the AB/BA Crossover Trial.

Jonathan

27th Oct

Jonathan Longrigg

Public Key Cryptography and Braid Groups.

Joachim

3rd Nov

Joachim Mouanda

Factorization of trigonometric polynomials with sufficiently large constant coefficients.

Nasr

10th Nov

Nasr Ahmed

Cantorian space-time, a nice connection between high energy physics and art.

Andrew?

17th Nov

Andrew Snoddin

Some Maths.

Bander

24th Nov

Bander Al Zahrani

Equilibrium distributions and some classes of lifetime distributions.

Sam

 

You can find details of past talks by following these links:

 

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