## Postgraduate Seminars

### Summer 2016

These seminars (unless otherwise stated) will take place on **Thursdays at 5pm in Maths Room 500 **on an (almost) weekly basis ** - **see the **link to the 'How To Find Us' webpage** for further details. Talks are being given by 2nd and 3rd year Mathematics PhD students for PhD students. They are generally followed by tea and biscuits in the Mathematics Department Staff Room (Room 606, 25 Gordon Street) - see how to find us for further details.

### 28th April 2016

###### Speaker: Yupeng Jiang

**Title: A
Glance at Computational Finance**

Abstract:

Financial mathematics
is a subject on stochastic analysis, probability, statistics
and computational methods. In this talk, I will focus on
its computational methods, giving an outline of the computational finance
techniques used in both academia and the industry. I will start from the
standard PDE approach to the popular Monte Carlo method. The variance reduction
techniques and least square Monte Carlo algorithm, which are both heavily used
in banks, will also be discussed. At the same time, I will also give some current hot topics as
examples, which may be useful for those who are interested in it.

### 5th May 2016

###### Speaker: Matthew Wright

**Title: Do the laws of gravity need modifying?**

Abstract:

In this talk, I will give a brief history of
gravity, and discuss the recent gravitational wave discovery. Then I will
discuss why we may need to move on from Einstein's general theory of
relativity, and look at some of the possible alternatives.

### 12th May 2016

###### Speaker: Rudolf Kohulak

**Title: TBC**

Abstract:

TBC

### 19th May 2016

###### Speaker: Hugo Castillo Sanchez

**Title: TBC**

Abstract:

TBC

### 26th May 2016

###### Speaker: Sam Brown

**Title: TBC**

Abstract:

TBC

### 2rd June 2016

###### Speaker: Davide Bella

**Title: TBC**

Abstract:

TBC

### 9th June 2016 in Malet Place room 1.02

###### Speaker: Atheeta Ching

**Title: TBC**

Abstract:

TBC