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The Maths Study Group is an initiative of the former department of Maths, Stats and Foundation Studies, aimed at providing a forum for mathematically-minded people, within the Faculty and elsewhere, to meet and share ideas.

Each week somebody gives an expository talk with the aim of increasing everybody's mathematical general knowledge.

Talks currently take place at approx. 1630 and are preceded by tea. Location details are emailed nearer the time: let Carrie Rutherford know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

NEXT TALK: Tuesday 28 March, Abdelhamid Fenghour (LSBU), "The Second Law of Thermodynamics"

Forthcoming talks/events

Previous talks/events


Previous talks/events
Some speaker notes (generally pdf <0.5MB unless stated, open in new window)
Peter Cameron (St Andrews and Queen Mary): Hadamard matrices
Graham Farr (Monash): Minors for alternating dimaps, Transforms, minors and generalised Tutte polynomials
Tony Forbes (Open): Bernoulli Polynomials (updated 4.11.15), Poncelet's Porism and Elliptic Curves (1.3MB), The Towers of Hanoi, Regular Polytopes, Decision problems for linear recurrence sequences (updated 27.10.15), The Bruck–Ryser Theorem, Wilson's Theorem in design theory, Primality without recourse to arithmetic, The Hardy–Littlewood Circle Method, Congruence properties of the partition function (0.6MB), Integer Factorization, Elliptic curves, factorization and primality testing, Applications of Weil's Theorem on Character Sums
Gary Michalek, (La Salle): Writing Numbers in Base N (Number Systems and Just Touching Covering Systems)
Michael Olorunsaiye, (Covenant University, Nigeria): Generalities about partial C*-algebras
Nigel Phillips (LSBU): Algorithmic Probability , Computability and Probabilistic Machines
Francesca Merola (Roma Tre University): On Hamiltonian cycle systems with a nice automorphism group
Jon Selig (LSBU): The catalecticant, Gröbner Bases Part I: Varieties and Ideals, Gröbner Bases Part II: Monomial Orders and the Division Algorithm, Gröbner Bases Part III: Gröbner bases and monomial ideals, Gröbner Bases IV: Buchberger's Algorithm, Clifford algebras and computational algebra, Molien's theorem in invariant theory, Representations of GL(n), Hopf algebras
Leonard Soicher (QMUL): A new upper bound on the clique number of a strongly regular graph
Robin Whitty (Queen Mary): Finding a continued fraction for Tau, Graceful trees and graphs
Tao Yang Wu (now UEA): Expanders: Background, Expanders: Zig-zag product, Applications of Sperner's Lemma, Graph Homomorphisms: a language





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