The following is a list of conferences that we are aware of in the Australian region, or which may be of special interest to Australian mathematicians. A much broader list of international conferences is maintained by the American Mathematical Society.
Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
(The 20th UniServe Science Conference)
Dates: Mon 29 September – Wed. 1 October, 2014
Venue: The University of Sydney & University of Technology, Sydney
We hope that you will all be able to attend and help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the conference. The program has been developed from all the responses received in the recently closed ACSME 2014 participant survey.
There are also a few special events that will be also happening during the ACSME period that you may be interested in attending.
- Garry Hoban (University of Wollongong) and Les Kirkup (University of Technology, Sydney) will be running symposiums on Thursday 2 October at the University of Technology, Sydney.
- A paper writing retreat/workshop will be held around this period.
More details will follow when they become available.
Dr Alexandra Yeung (email@example.com) Manager, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) Associate Director, Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) Project
Workshop on the Effective Use of Visualization in the Mathematical Sciences
Dates: Friday 21–23 November 2014
Venue: Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University.
The Mathematical Sciences Institute will host a three day workshop on more effective use of visualisation in mathematics, physics, and statistics, from the perspectives of education, research and outreach. This is the second EViMS meeting, following one held in Newcastle, Australia in November 2012. Our aim for the workshop is to help mathematical scientists understand the opportunities, risks and benefits of visualisation, in research and education, in a world where visual content and new methods are becoming ubiquitous.
- Studies on the effectiveness of visual aids in teaching mathematical sciences
- Reports from the classroom and lecture hall
- New tools and applications that support teaching and research
- Experimental mathematics
- Visualisation techniques that aid in the discovery and proofs of theorems
New visualisation methods, both software and hardware, are appearing on an almost daily basis: we note the rapid emergence of online courses and the growing ubiquity of tablet computing, 3D printers, and mathematical software. How best can the mathematical sciences use these new opportunities to assist with both education and research? The coming generation of students has great familiarity with visual content; how can visual content be created and used to improve education, at the same time as teaching analytical thinking? What computer-‐graphical methodologies are actually effective, rather than yielding illusory outcomes?
Effective visual teaching materials, available online for example, have great potential to make education more efficient and deeper, reaching more students at lower cost. Effective visualisation improves research efficiency.
- Christoph Bandt (University of Greifswald, Germany)
- Jonathan Borwein (CARMA, University of Newcastle, Australia)
- Judy‐anne Osborn (University of Newcastle, Australia)
- Elena Prieto (University of Newcastle, Australia)
- Andrei Tetenov (Gorno-Altaysk State University, Russia)
- Andrew Vince (University of Florida, USA)
- Elias Wegert (TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany)
is the annual conference of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia. Contributed talks will be sought from all areas of discrete and combinatorial mathematics and related areas of computer science.
Dates & Venue: 1–5 December, 2014; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Mike Atkinson (University of Otago, NZ)
- Simeon Ball (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Alice Devillers (UWA)
- Jaroslav Nesetril (Charles University, Prague)
- Sergey Norin (McGill University, Canada)
- James Oxley (Louisiana State University, USA)
- Andrew Thomason (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Mark Wilson (University of Auckland, NZ)
- Stefan van Zwam (Princeton University, USA)
Date & Venue: 8–12 December; University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This is a joint Australia–New Zealand meeting, incorporating the 58th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society and the 2014 New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium.
- Rosalind Archer (University of Auckland, NZ)
- Mark Gross (University of California, San Diego, USA)
- John Hearn (RMIT, Australia) — ANZIAM Lecturer
- Nicolas Monod (École Polytechnique, Switzerland)
- Robert Penner (Caltech, USA and Aarhus, Denmark)
- Jill Pipher (Brown University, USA)
- Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Hyam Rubinstein (University of Melbourne, Australia)
- Nina Snaith (University of Bristol, UK) — Hanna Neumann lecturer
- Mariel Vazquez (San Francisco State University, USA)
- Algebraic Geometry
- Applied Dynamical Systems
- Geometry and Topology
- Groups and Dynamics
- Harmonic Analysis and PDE
- Mathematical Biology
- Mathematics Education
- ANZAMP/Mathematical Physics
- Number Theory
- Operator Algebras/Functional Analysis
- Representation Theory
We invite further suggestions from people willing to organise a session.
Each registered participant is restricted to talk in at most one special session unless one of the sessions is Mathematics Education.
There will be a poster session, continuing a tradition of the NZMS, which may help those who would like to present more than once.
ANZAMP annual meeting
The 2014 ANZAMP annual meeting will be incorporated into this meeting as a special session.