Alf van der Poorten Fellows
The Alf van der Poorten Travelling Fellowships aim to assist young pure mathematicians in travelling in Australia and overseas so that they can enrich their mathematical research through contact with other mathematicians. The Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, although need may be taken into account. The Fellowship is funded by the family of the late Professor Alf van der Poorten.
The rules and application forms for the Alf van der Poorten Travelling Fellowships can be found on the Alf van der Poorten Travelling Fellowship page.
The Alf van der Poorten Fellows to date are:
- 2013 - Dr Tyson Ritter Dr Ritter is a complex geometer with expertise in Oka theory who obtained his PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2011. He will use his Fellowship to visit the University of Oslo for four weeks in 2013 to collaborate with Erlend Wold (University of Oslo), Franc Forstneric (University of Ljubljana) and Rafael Andrist (Universität Wuppertal). His main aim is to construct embeddings of Stein manifolds into complex manifolds. While in Oslo Dr Ritter will also attend an international research symposium which is being organised to coincide with his visit.
- 2012 - Dr Maurice Chiodo Dr Chiodo is a computability theorist and a group theorist, with particular interests in algorithms and decision problems in groups. He will use his Alf van der Poorten Fellowship to attend a special research program at the Isaac Newtown Institute at the University of Cambridge and the British Logic Colloquium in Manchester. During this time he will collaborate with Professor Rod Downey (Uni. Wellington) on generic computability in groups, Professor Nigel Smart (Uni. Bristol), Dr. Andrew Lewis (Uni. Leeds) and Dr Jack Button and his student Mariano Zeron-Medina (both at Uni. Cambridge).
- 2011 - Dr Raymond Vozzo Dr Vozzo's expertise is in the topology and geometry of infinite dimensional manifolds and bundle gerbes. He will use his Alf van der Poorten Fellowship to attend the conference "Analysis, Geometry, and Quantum Field theory" in Potsdam, Germany. During this conference he will initiate a collaboration with Professor Rosenberg of Boston University. After this conference he will visit Dr Daniel Stevenson at the University of Glasgow and Professor Michael Singer at the University of Edinburgh.