Tools for Mathematical Computation

Location: V206 Mathematics Building
Date: 10:00 am, Tue, 23rd Sep 2014

As part of Jon Borwein's Experimental Mathematics Course, he is exploring the uses of the currently available tools for mathematical computation. Each lecture should be independently accessible, so feel free to drop in.


Groups and Geometry RHD Meeting

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 2:00 pm, Tue, 23rd Sep 2014

2-2:30 Eric: 4 colour theorem
2:30 onwards Nicolas Monod's (video) lecture on cutting and pasting: a group of Frankenstein


Joint CARMA OANT and EECS Seminar

"Converse Theorems in Lyapunov's Second Method and Constructive Methods: Part I"
A/Prof Christopher Kellett

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 10:00 am, Wed, 24th Sep 2014


"The Ribe Program"
Ohad Giladi
"Global optimization of generalized pooling problems"
Fabian Rigterink

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 1:00 pm, Thu, 25th Sep 2014

Ohab Giladi and Fabian Rigterink will present some of their work.

CARMA Colloquium

"Variations on a theme of Mahler"
Dr Michael Coons

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 25th Sep 2014

CARMA Lecture

"Lectures on Thompson's group F"
José Burillo

Location: V205 Mathematics Building
Date: 11:00 am, Mon, 29th Sep 2014

These are the events in the next 7 days. For more, see the events page.


Coming up: NTDU : Number Theory Down Under! (24-25 October, 2014)


Mumtaz Hussain awarded fellowship to visit the UK

CARMA's Mumtaz Hussain has been awarded highly competitive faculty visiting fellowship for collaborative research at the University of York and Durham University (United Kingdom).

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UWS senior applied maths position

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Selected paper from DocServer
William A. Kirk, Brailey Sims


Let X be a Banach space, let $\phi$ denote the usual Kuratowski measure of noncompactness, and let $k_X (\epsilon) = sup r (D)$ where $r (D)$ is the Chebyshev radius of $D$ and the supremum is taken over all closed convex subsets $D$ of $X$ for which $diam (D) = 1$ and $\phi(D) \ge \epsilon$. The space $X$ is said to have $\phi$-uniform normal structure if $k_X (\epsilon) < 1$ for each $\epsilon \in (0, 1)$. It is shown that this concept, which lies strictly between normal structure and uniform normal structure, implies reflexivity. Hence if $X$ has $\phi$-uniform normal structure then $X$ has the fixed point property for nonexpansive mappings. Related concepts in metric spaces are also discussed.


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