WIMCS institutions offer graduate courses, lectures and seminars from time to time. For details, the contact persons are:
Aberystwyth: Professor John Gough
Bangor: Professor Nigel W John
Cardiff: Professor Russell Davies
Glamorgan: Professor Ron Wiltshire
Swansea: Professor Niels Jacob
The Taught Course Centre (TCC) is a collaboration between the Mathematics Departments at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Imperial, Oxford and Warwick. By arrangement, WIMCS institutions can participate in TCC lectures. The Centre is supported by a grant from the EPSRC and aims to offer graduate level courses over the academic year. Access Grid technology is used so that audiences can participate in the lectures.
WICMS audiences can enrol on this and other TCC lecture courses.
For technical reasons, the TCC can link up live with only one WIMCS institution at any one time.
If you are interested in linking to view or enrol on a TCC course, contact Dr Ian Davies
The organisers currently have kindly allowed WIMCS access to these lectures:
WIMCS students who would like to view MAGIC lectures are most welcome to do so.
An access grid room with IOCOM software is needed.
The lectures take place in the MAGIC virtual room
(go to http://virgo.agsc.man.ac.uk and select MAGIC under insititution rooms ).
The lecture schedule and timetale can be found at Lecture Schedule
NATCOR (National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research) is a collaboration between six universities (of which Cardiff University is one) to develop and deliver taught courses in Operational Research
(OR) to PhD students, and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). NATCOR's programme comprises of five blocks of content, each of which has as its focus a one week
(Monday to Friday) residential course. Topics cover: Stochastic Modelling, Simulation, Heuristics and Approximation Algorithms, Convex Optimization, and Combinatorial Optimization.
Graduate Lectures, Seminars and Workshops
Aberystwyth Seminar Programme details can be found here
Cardiff Seminar Programme details can be found here
Swansea Seminar Programme details can be found here
Thu 20 Sept 2012 Rm321 IMAPS Aberystwyth Dr Jason Byrne, University of Hawaii Title: Tracking Coronal Ejections from the Sun
Tue 2 Oct 2012 4pm M2.06 Cardiff: Applied Maths: Dr Coralia Cartis, Edinburgh Title: Optimal Newton-type methods for nonconvex smooth optimization.
Wed 3 Oct 2012 4pm M1.25 Cardiff: OR/Statistics: Dr Coralia Cartis, Edinburgh Title: A new and improved recovery anaysis for iterative hard thresholding algorithms in compressed sensing
Thu 4 Oct 2012 3pm M2.06 Maths Cardiff: Mathematical Physics Prof John Cardy, FRS, All Souls College, Oxford Title: Discrete Holomorphicity, Integrability and Parafermions in Two Dimensions
Mon 8 Oct 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Maths Cardiff: Analysis Seminar Prof Sergei Favorov, Kharkov Title: Special Perturbation Theory, Generalised Convexivity, and Blacshke Condition in Unbounded Domain
Fri 12 Oct 2012 2.10pm M1.25 Maths Cardiff: Mathematical Physics Seminar Dr Sophie Schirmer, Swansea Title: Quantum Networks: Information flow and control of quantum information
Mon 22 Oct 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Maths Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Jean-Claude Cuenin, Imperial Title: Eigenvalue estimates for non-adjoint Dirac operators.
Tue 23 Oct 2012 11am M2.06 Maths Cardiff Stats and OR Seminar Maria Vronskaya, Cardiff Title: Granger Causality and Linearised MSSA.
Thu 25 Oct 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Mathematical Physics Seminar Joshua Cadney, Bristol Title: The Role of Entropy in Quantum Information.
Mon 5 Nov 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Maths Cardiff Analysis Seminar Yiannis Petridis, UCL Title: Quantum Unique Ergodicity of Eisenstein Series and Scattering states.
Wed 7 Nov 2012 2.00pm M1.25 Maths Cardiff OR and Stats Seminar Dr Honora Smith, Southampton
Thu 8 Nov 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Maths Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Robin Hillier, Cardiff
Thu 8 Nov 2012 3.10pm Coffee Room IMAPS Aberystwyth Prof Rob Kusner, University of Amherst, Massachusetts Title: The Space of Soap Bubbles
Mon 12 Nov 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Lucia Scardia, Glasgow. Title: Multiscale problems in dislocation theory.
Wed 14 Nov 2012 11.00am M0.34 Cardiff OR and Stats Seminar Dr Rosa M. Espejo (University of Granada, Spain). Title: TBC.
Wed 14 Nov 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Maths Colloquium Prof Chris Budd (University of Bath). Title: Monge Ampere based adaptive methods with applications to meteorology.
Thu 15 Nov 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Prof Jacek Brodzki (Southampton). Title: TBC.
Mon 19 Nov 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Sergey Naboko (St. Petersburg State University). Title: Jacobi matrices with gaps in the essential spectrum: the eigenvectors structure.
Thu 22 Nov 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Daniel Burgarth (Aberystwyth). Title: Quantum Control: reachability & recurrence.
Mon 26 Nov 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Florian Theil (Warwick). Title: Optimality of periodic arrangements for particle systems with Wasserstein interaction.
Thu 29 Nov 2012 11.00am M0.34 Cardiff OR and Stats Seminar Prof Andrew Thomas (University of Glamorgan) Title TBA
Mon 03 Dec 2012 2.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Grigorios Pavliotis(Imperial) Title: Convergence to equilibrium for nonreversible diffusions.
Thu 06 Dec 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Prof Andreas Winter (Bristol and Barcelona) Title: Highly entangled states with almost no secrecy.
Mon 10 Dec2012 2.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Ilia Kamotsky (UCL). Title: On the linear water wave problem in the presence of a critically submerged body.
Thu 13 Dec 2012 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Prof Miles Reid FRS (Warwick). Title: Update on the McKay correspondence
Thu 24 Jan 2013 3pm Swansea Room D Faraday Building Prof Alex Fink, North Carolina University Title: K-classes for matroids and equivariant localisation
Mon 28 Jan 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Prof Arieh Iserles (Cambridge) Title: Computing the Schrodinger equation with no fear of commutators
Thu 30 Jan 2013 11.00am M1.25 Cardiff Statistics Seminar Dr Mark Kelbert (Swansea) Title: TBA
Mon 4th Feb 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Analysis Seminar Prof Alexander Kiselev, St Petersburg and Moscow Title: Inverse topology problems for graph Laplacians
Thu/Fri 8/9 Feb 2013 Rm224 Talbot, Swansea Thu 3pm Wavelets 1 Dr Steven Whitehouse (Red Hat); Wavelets 2 & 3 Fri 3pm and 4.30pm Prof Nick Kingsbury (Cambridge)
Mon 11 Feb 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Analysis Seminar Prof Eugene Shargorodsky (King's College, London) Title Negative Eigenvalues of two dimensional Shroedinger Operators
Thu 14 Feb 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Mathematical Physics Seminar Prof Jacek Brodski (Southampton) Title Mathematics of Networks and Data Sets
Mon 25 Feb 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Analysis Seminar Dr Vitaly Moroz (Swansea) Title Existence and qualitative properties of the ground state to the nonlocal Choquard type equations.
Wed 27 Feb 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Mathematics Colloquium Prof Keith Ball (Warwick) Title The second law of probability Entropy growth in the central limit theorem
Wed 6 March 2013 3pm Rm 224 Swansea Student Lecture Series Ramses Fernandez 'Introduction to conformal field theories'
Mon 11 March 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Analysis Seminar Dr Olga Maleva, Birmingham Title Differentiability inside null sets; Prof Uwe Smilansky, Cardiff and Weizmann Title tThe spectra of (regular) tournament graphs
Tues 12 March 2013 4.10pm M2.06 Applied Mathematics Seminar Dr Mikito Furichi (JAMSTEC) Title Development of fluid-particle coupled simulation method in the Stokes flow regime: toward 3-D geodynamic magma simulation including granular media
Thu 14 March 2013 3.10pm M2.06 Mathematical Physics Seminar Dr Gwion Evans (Aberystwyth) Title Identifying approximately finite-dimensional Cuntz-Krieger algebras of higher-rank graphs
Fri 15 March 2013 2pm M0.40 COW Algebraic Geometry Seminar Organiser: Dr Timothy Logvinenko (Cardiff) Speakers: Dr Alastair Craw (Bath). Title: Geometric Reid's recipe for dimer models.Dr Ed Segal (Imperial). Title: Mixed braid group actions from B-brane monodromy. Dr Jeff Giansiracusa (Swansea). Title: Scheme-theoretic tropical geometry.
Tues 19 March 2013 16.10 M2.06 Applied Maths Seminar Prof Serafim Kalliadasis (Imperial) Title: Recent progress on the moving contact problem
Thu 21 March 2013 15.10 M2.06 Mathematical Physics Seminar Prog Geoffrey Robinson (Heilbronn) Title: Fusion and Amalgams
Mon 8 April 2013 10.30am M0.40 Applied Maths Seminar Prof John Bush (MIT) Title: Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs: Droplets walking on the impossible pilot wave
Mon 15 April 2013 15.10 M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Christoph Ortner (Warwick) Title: Atomistic Models of Dislocations
Wed 17 April 2013 15.10 E/0.15 Cardiff Mathematics Colloquium Prof Terry Lyons (Oxford) Title: What rough paths can do for you
Thu 18 Apr 2013 15.10 M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Dr Chris Brav (Oxford) Title A Darboux Theorem for shifted simplectic derived schemes
Erasmus Course Wed-Fri 24-26th April (4 lectures) Rm 224 Swansea Dr Janusz Wysoczanski (Warsaw) Introduction to Noncommutative Probability
Mon 22 Apr 2013 11am SEL Aberystwyth Dr Robin Hillier (Cardiff) Title Between dynamical semicoupling, quantum Markov semigroups and conformal nets
12am SEL Aberystwyth Dr Claus Koestler (Aberystwyth) Title The Thomson group F from the viewpoint of noncommutative geometry
Mon 22 Apr 2013 15.10 M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Prof Sergey Naboko (St Petersburg and Kent) Title Jacobi matrices with gaps in the essential spectrum: the eigenvalues structure.
Wed 24 Apr 2013 15.00 M0.40 Cardiff OR and Stats Seminar Prof Bob John (Nottingham) Title Type 2 Fuzzy Logic for Decision Support
Mon 29 Apr 2013 15.10 M2.06 Cardiff Analysis Seminar Dr Yves Capdeboscq (Oxford) Title Regularity Estimates in High Conductivity Homogenisation
Thu 2 May 2013 15:10 M2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Yasuke Isono (Tokyo) Title Strong solidity of II_1 factors of free quantum groups
Fri 3 May 2013 15:00 Rm224 Swansea Prof Mike Gravenor (Swansea) Title Mathematical Modelling Applications in Biology and Modelling
Wed 8 May 2013 11.00 M1.25 Cardiff OR and Stats Seminar Prof Thomas Simon (Lille) Title On the self decomposability of the Frechet Distribution
9/10 May 2013 Rm 224 Swansea Mini Workshop on Non Archimedean Analytic Geometry and Tropical Geometry Speakers include Dr Oren Ben-Bassat (Oxford) Andrew MacPherson (Imperial)
16 May 2013 15:10 Rm2.06 Cardiff Mathematical Physics Seminar Dr Bram Mesland (Warwick) Title Gauge theory for spectral triples via the unbounded KK-product