Summer School 2015 Wrap Up

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

Celebrating it’s 50th year, the University of Newcastle was proud to host the AMSI Summer School for the first time in 2015. 107 students from across Australia attended the 13th annual vacation residential school from the 5th to the 29th January, each taking one or two of the eight Honours-level courses on offer.

Students were taught by some of the best researchers and lecturers of mathematics in Australia, offering a range of courses in both pure and applied mathematics, statistics, as well as control theory and statistical mechanics. These intensive courses were supplemented by a series of lunchtime lectures, social events, a careers afternoon, a CV workshop, and a public lecture.

AMSI Summer School 2015 was funded jointly by the Department of Education and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, and supported by the University of Newcastle, AustMS, and ANZIAM.

COURSES

COMPUTATIONS BAYSEIAN STATISTICS

Dr Chris Drovandi, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Gentry White, Queensland University of Technology

CONTINUED FRACTIONS

Prof. Wadim Zudilin, The University of Newcastle

GEOMETRIC GROUP THEORY

Dr Murray Elder, The University of Newcastle
Dr Lawrence Reeves, The University of Melbourne

INTERMEDIATE PROBABILITY

Prof. Louise Ryan, University of Technology Sydney

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Prof. Jan De Gier, The University of Melbourne
Dr Nathan Clisby, The University of Melbourne
Dr Tim Garoni, Monash University

INTRODUCTION TO NONLINEAR PDE

Dr Mike Meylan, The University of Newcastle

NONLINEAR CONTROL THEORY

Dr Zhiyong Chen, The University of Newcastle

OPTIMISATION

Associate Prof. Regina Burachik, University of South Australia

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