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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 12 February 2018

'Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante', Exhibition curated by Dr Annalisa Cipollone

9:00am to 11:55pm, Palace Green Library, Durham University

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Training in Energy: Society and Practices.

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

Competition Law Seminar

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Hogan Lovells (PCL048), Professor Alison Jones (King's College London)

Theodore Kypraios: Latent Branching Trees: Modelling and Bayesian Computation.

2:00pm, CM221

In this talk a novel class of semi-parametric time series models will be presented, for which we can specify in advance the marginal distribution of the observations and then build the dependence structure of the observations around them by introducing an underlying stochastic process termed as 'latent branching tree'. It will be demonstrated how can we draw Bayesian inference for the model parameters using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods as well as Approximate Bayesian Computation methodology. Finally a real dataset on genome scheme data will be fitted to this model and we will also discuss how this kind of models can be in other settings.

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James Maynard: Primes with missing digits

4:00pm, CM221

Many famous open questions about primes can be interpreted as questions about the digits of primes in a given base. We will talk about recent work showing there are infinitely many primes with no 7 in their decimal expansion. (And similarly with 7 replaced by any other digit.) This shows the existence of primes in a 'thin' set of numbers (sets which contain at most X^{1-c} elements less than X) which is typically very difficult.

The proof relies on a fun mixture of tools including Fourier analysis, Markov chains, Diophantine approximation, combinatorial geometry as well as tools from analytic number theory.

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Dr David Horrell: Religion, Ethnicity, and Way of Life: Exploring Categories of Identity

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

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