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Research

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 9 October 2017

IAS Fellow's Seminar - The structures of story: history, storytelling, utility and form

1:00pm to 2:00pm, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Tom Murray (Macquarie University, Australia)

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Louis Aslett : Towards Encrypted Inference for Arbitrary Models

2:00pm, CM221

There has been substantial progress in development of statistical methods which are amenable to computation with modern cryptographic techniques, such as homomorphic encryption. This has enabled fitting and/or prediction of models in areas from classification and regression through to genome wide association studies. However, these are techniques devised to address specific models in specific settings, with the broader challenge of an approach to inference for arbitrary models and arbitrary data sets receiving less attention. This talk will discuss very recent results from ongoing work towards an approach which may allow theoretically arbitrary low dimensional models to be fitted fully encrypted, keeping the model and prior secret from data owners and vice-versa. The methodology will be illustrated with a variety of examples, together with a discussion of the ongoing direction of the work.

Contact sunil.chhita@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sergey Zelik: Recent progress in the theory of inertial manifolds

4:00pm, CM221

We discuss recent results concerning the existence and non-existence of inertial manifolds for dissipative systems generated by semilinear parabolic equations. In particular, we consider 3D Cahn-Hilliard equations with periodic boundary conditions, 1D reaction-diffusion-advection systems and modified Navier-Stokes equations.

Contact david.bourne@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sergey Zelik: Recent progress in the theory of inertial manifolds

4:00pm, CM221

We discuss recent results concerning the existence and non-existence of inertial manifolds for dissipative systems generated by semilinear parabolic equations. In particular, we consider 3D Cahn-Hilliard equations with periodic boundary conditions, 1D reaction-diffusion-advection systems and modified Navier-Stokes equations.

Contact anna.felikson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Prof. John Barclay: An Ethic or an Event? Some New Testament Perspectives on Peace

4:15pm, Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

Contact francis.watson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Daniel Rutter: Crossing Symmetry as an Eigenvalue Problem

5:00pm, OC218

Crossing symmetry can provide highly non-trivial constraints on many physical systems, in the form of bootstrap equations. By (slowly) introducing a type of Jacobi transform, I will explain how we can rephrase crossing symmetry as an eigenvalue problem for some kernel K and will discuss the merits of this approach.

Contact Daniel Martin for more information about this event.


Dr Earl Collins : The Specificity of Christian Mysticism

5:30pm, Abbey House, Department of Theology and Religion, Palace Green, Durham

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.