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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 16 March 2017

Lecture by Judge Howard Morrison

Judge Howard Morrison

OWRI Language & Identity in Post-Soviet Spaces Seminar: 'Language Ideologies within, across and against Borders'

11:30am, Russkiy Mir Centre, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

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Samuel Borza: The Lévy-Gromov Isoperimetric Inequality

1:00pm, CM221

The isoperimetric inequalities are mathematical responses to centuries-old problems. For example, the Ancients already knew that to construct a surface-maximal city while having a limited amount of resources for the ramparts, they had to give a circular shape to the fortifications. Mathematically well-formulated, this is the essence of all isoperimetric inequalities, see

In this talk, we will explore the famous Levy-Gromov isoperimetric inequality, which is a generalisation of this problem to a compact Riemannian manifold with some curvature assumptions. We will follow Gromov’s proof dating back to 1986 and give some physical and mathematical applications.

This talk will be accessible to a wide audience and to students.

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Acquiring subsurface heat flow profiles through thermal modelling to reliably predict deep temperatures for use in geothermal resource exploration

1:00pm to 2:00pm, E245, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Aaron Williams

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Dr Stuart Jesson: Compassion, consolation and the sharing of attention

4:00pm, Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green

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