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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 23 November, Tony Forbes (Open) , "Group divisible design with block size 4, part 2"
Forthcoming talks/events
 Tuesday 28 November, outing to Science Museum hear Andrew Wiles give the Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture
 Thursday 7 December, tba
 Thursday 14 December, tba
 Wednesday 24 January, 2018 New Year Lecture, tba
 Thursday 15 February, 2018, outing to Gresham College lecture "Euler's Equation: the Most Beautiful Theorem in Mathematics" by Robin Wilson, at 6pm
 Tuesday 22 May, 2018, outing to Museum of London to hear Gresham College lecture "Mathematical Research from Toy Models" by Tadashi Tokieda at 6pm
Previous talks/events (talks from previous years archived here)
 Thursday 16 November, Tony Forbes (Open), "Group divisible design with block size 4, part 1"
 Thursday 2 November, outing to LMSBCS FACS talk "Symbolic Computation Techniques in SMT Solving" by Erika Ábrahám (RWTH Aachen University)
 Wednesday 1 November, outing to Old Codgers combinatorics meeting, Reading University
 Wednesday 25 October, outing to BHSM–Gresham College lectures
 Wednesday 18 October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Controllable linear systems II"
 Thursday 12 October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Controllable linear systems I"
 Wednesday 4 October, no meeting
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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