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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 mathematicallyminded 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: Thursday 24th January, 2019, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Bernoulli numbers"
Forthcoming talks/events
 Thursday 31st Jan, Tony Forbes (Open), "Resolution of partial steiner triple systems"

Thursday 7th Feb, Jon Selig (LSBU), tba
 Thursday 14th Feb, tba
 Wednesday 20th February, 2019, outing to OU Winter Combinatorics Meeting
Previous talks/events (talks from previous years archived here)
 Thursday 17th January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Centrilinearity"
 Thursday 10th January 2019, no meeting
 Thursday 20th December, no meeting
 Thursday 13th December, no meeting
 Thursday 6th December, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU) "Centrilinearity"
 Thursday 29th November, Jon Selig (LSBU) "Controllability and observability"
 Thursday 22nd November, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), Centrilinearity
 Thursday 15th November, Tony Forbes (Open), Groupdivisible designs
 Tuesday 13th November, outing to University of Greenwich for IMA London branch meeting "Crowd modelling and big data: how maths and stats are keeping us moving" by Aoife Hunt (Movement Strategies)
 Friday 9th November, outing to London Mathematical Society AGM
 Thursday 8th November, Tony Forbes (Open) "Tensor products of graphs"
 Wednesday 7th November, outing to Reading for Old Codgers' combinatorics meeting
 Thursday 1st November, Graham Lovegrove (Open) "Kalman filters" (followed by 2018 LMS/BCSFACS evening seminar: Bill Roscoe(Oxford), "Verifying CSP and its offspring")
 Thursday 25th October, no meeting
 Thursday 18th October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), Controllability of linear systems
 Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th October, outing to Royal Society meeting "Srinivasa Ramanujan: in celebration of the centenary of his election as FRS"
 Thursday 11th October, Jon Selig (LSBU), "On systems of mutually annihilating idempotents"
 Thursday 4th October, Tony Forbes (Open), Groupdivisible designs
Archive

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: Zigzag product, Applications of Sperner's Lemma, Graph Homomorphisms: a language


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