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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 MEETING: Thursday 29th October, Tony Forbes, Small graphs with girth 5 (some notes)
MSG meetings are taking place by videoconference until further notice. Contact Carrie to get access details.
Forthcoming talks/events
 Thursday 5th November, Graham Lovegrove, TensorizationByAngle
 Thursday 12th November, Nigel Heys, True Biquadratic Amplification?
 Thursday 19th November, Robin Whitty, Triangle bisection algorithms
 Thursday 26th November, Tropical Braid Algebras
 Thursday 3rd December, TriplyBonded Anabelians
 Thursday 10th December, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), Turán Bipartition Approximations
 Thursday 17th December, Thomas Bayes, Algorithmics
Previous talks/events (talks from previous years archived here)
 Thursday 22nd October, Robin Whitty, The Intermediate Value Theorem
 Friday 16th October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Matroids"
 Thursday 8th October, Tony Forbes, "Small regular graphs of girth five"
 Thursday 1st October, Robin Whitty, "Triangle bisection by area"
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: Small regular graphs of girth 5, 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 
Graham Lovegrove (Open): The probabilistic method (1.5MB) 
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, On playing several games at once 
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, Chicks, eggs and advertising 
Leonard Soicher (QMUL):
A new upper bound on the clique number of a strongly regular graph 
Robin Whitty: Finding a continued fraction for Tau, Graceful trees and graphs

Taoyang Wu (East Anglia): Expanders: Background, Expanders: Zigzag product, Applications of Sperner's Lemma, Graph Homomorphisms: a language 

Comments or queries about the Maths Study Group
or this page: Carrie Rutherford