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.
ACEMS short course on INLA
Dates: 31 Aug. – 2 Sept., 2015
Venue: QUT, Gardens Point Campus (2 George Street, Brisbane; H Block, Level 1, Room 103
The QUT node of ACEMS will be hosting a short course on INLA, presented by Dr.Daniel Simpson from the Department of Statistics, University Warwick.
The aim of this 3-day course is to give an introduction to the R package R-INLA and to introduce the participants to computationally efficient spatial statistics models. The course is presented by Dr Daniel Simpson from the Department of Statistics, University Warwick and costs $400.
INLA = Integrated Nested Laplace Approximations
Number Theory Down Under
Dates: 18–19 September 2015
Venue: The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
The aim of this focussed conference is to bring together Australian number theorists to share ideas and to discuss current work. This conference will cover far ranging areas of number theory and provide opportunities for both established and emerging Australian researchers to interact with top international experts in number theory. The focus of this conference is to explore the interactions between Diophantine geometry, Diophantine approximation, transcendence theory, and analytical computations.
It will again be a two-day event, so that accommodation arrangements are reduced to a single night for the more local participants. We have chosen a slightly different format of the meeting this time.
- Prof. Manjul Bhargava (Princeton University, USA).
- Laureate Prof. Jon Borwein (The University of Newcastle, Australia).
- Prof. Shaun Cooper (Massey University, New Zealand).
- Dr. Alan Haynes (The University of York, England).
- Prof. Mourad Ismail (The University of Central Florida, USA).
- Prof. Sinai Robins (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
- Prof. Ole Warnaar (The University of Queensland, Australia).
- Mumtaz Hussain (Mumtaz.Hussain@newcastle.edu.au)
- Michael Coons
- Tim Trudgian
- Wadim Zudilin
AMSI/AustMS workshop “Geometry and Analysis”
Dates & Venue: 25–27 September; Flinders University (Tonsley Campus), SA
This workshop is aimed at sharing ideas and discussion of recent results in Differential geometry, Lie theory and Complex analysis. It will cover a wide area of pure mathematics, from Lie groups and algebras to geometry of homogeneous spaces, to complex and CR-geometry and to geometric methods in complex analysis of several variables.
This workshop is a satellite event of the 59th AustMS Annual Meeting and is planned to be held in the three days before the start of the Meeting. The workshop will provide early career researchers and students with a valuable forum to showcase and obtain feedback on their work from leading mathematicians in the field and gain insights into the open challenges.
Invited Overseas Speakers
- Dmitry Alekseevsky (Moscow, Russia)
- Martin Kolar (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
- Jorge Lauret (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
- Jan Slovák (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
The 59th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be hosted by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Flinders University, Adelaide.
Dates & Venue: 28 Sept.– 1 Oct. 2015; Finders University, South Australia
- Martino Bardi (University of Padova, Italy)
- Manjul Bhargava — Mahler Lecturer (Princeton University, USA)
- Aurore Delaigle (University of Melbourne)
- James Demmel (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Jerzy Filar (Flinders University)
- Clément Hongler (EPFL Switzerland)
- Frances Kirwan — Hanna Neumann Lecturer (University of Oxford, UK)
- Frances Kuo (University of New South Wales)
- Michael Shelley (New York University, USA)
- Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego, USA)
- Konstantin Zarembo (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
- Wadim Zudilin (University of Newcastle)
Public Lectures — Adelaide Town Hall, Monday 28 September
- 18:30–19:00; Reception at Adelaide Town Hall
- 19:00–20:00; Terence Tao University of California, Los Angeles
Large and Small Gaps in the Primes
- 20:00–20:30; Intermission
- 20:30–22:00; Musical Recital
Special Sessions (website link to all topics)
- Algebraic Geometry
- Applied Mathematics
- Complex Analysis and Geometry
- Computational Mathematics
- DSTO Session
- Dynamical Systems
- Games and Applied Stochastic Processes
- Geometry and Topology
- Groups and Monoids
- Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations
- Industrial Mathematics
- Mathematical Biology
- Mathematics Education
- Mathematics of Medical Imaging
- Mathematical Physics
- Natural Resource Mathematics
- Number Theory
- Operator Algebras and Functional Analysis
- Representation Theory
- Variational Analysis and Optimization
Registration is open now; go to the registration page.
- 25–27 September; Flinders University — Workshop: Analysis and Geometry
- Jonathan Borwein (University of Newcastle)
- Jan De Gier (University of Melbourne)
- Vladimir Ejov (Flinders University)
- Paul Gaertner (Defence Science and Technology Organisation)
- Vladimir Gaitsgory (Macquarie University)
- Catherine Greenhill (University of NSW)
- Andrew Hassell (Australian National University)
- Phil Pollett (University of Queensland)
- Stephan Tillman (University of Sydney)
- Ole Warnaar (University of Queensland) — VP (AC)
- Vladimir Ejov (Conference Director)
- Michael Haythorpe (Conference Secretary)
- Simon Williams (Conference Treasurer)
- Raymond Booth (Local Chairperson)
- Gobert Lee (Local Vice Chairperson)
For enquiries please contact Vladimir Ejov: email@example.com
Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
The 21st UniServe Science Conference
Dates & Venues:
Wed. 30 September – Thurs. 1 October (Conference): Curtin University, Perth, WA
Friday 2 October (Discipline Day): Murdoch University, Perth, WA
ACSME 2015 is all about the educator and how to support them: from designing and implementing creative approaches that are satisfying to both teacher and student, to how institutions and colleagues can inspire and foster teaching innovation and ensure that teaching excellence is recognised and valued.
There is increasing pressure for science and mathematics educators to become more flexible, increase the use of on-line environments, mine the research-teaching nexus, motivate more students and unlock new avenues for science and mathematics education. ACSME’s model of showcasing and building on shared experience is sure to spur insightful discussions on how to inspire effective innovative ideas and transformations in teaching practice.
We wish to advise that the deadline for submissions (papers, abstracts and ideas exchanges) for this year’s conference has been extended to Friday 12th June 2015.
We invite submissions using our online submission portal from tertiary science and mathematics educators and students.
The following categories of submissions are included in the conference:
- Abstract only: Structured abstract between 300–500 words. The purpose of the structured abstract is to provide clear, detailed and consistently presented information to conference participants, giving all the important information relating to the presentation so that the audience can determine the relevance of the presentation. This will also be very useful to conference delegates when deciding which presentations to attend. Different sub-headings may apply for different types of presentations (see examples).
- Non-refereed paper: Full article submission, including an abstract of no more than 200 words and length of 3–4 pages.
- Refereed paper: Full article submission, including an abstract of no more than 200 words and length of 5–6 pages.
- Ideas Exchange (Roundtable/ nuts and bolts): Provides an opportunity to road test your "nuts and bolts", work in progress, or new ideas yet to be tried, with colleagues in the field.
We hope this will allow those who are busy at this time of the year to submit a paper or abstract for the conference. Details on how to make a submission can be found on the conference website.
- Conference dinner: Thursday 1st October 2015, The University Club, UWA
- Early bird registrations close: 6th August 2015
- Dr Alexandra Yeung (Curtin – CHAIR)
- Dr Daniel Southam (Curtin)
- Dr Heather Lonsdale (Curtin)
- Dr Helen Middleton (Murdoch)
- Dr Damian Laird (Murdoch)
- Mr Ruben Phillips (ECU)
- Dr Nazim Khan (UWA)
- W/Prof. Paul Low (UWA)
- Prof. Mark Buntine (Curtin)
- Dr Rachel Sheffield (Curtin)
- Dr Susan Blackley (Curtin)
- Dr Dino Spagnoli (UWA)
- Dr Gregory Hine (Notre Dame)
- Dr Drew Parsons (Murdoch)
- Ms Carolyn Jones (Murdoch)
- Dr Rachel Alexander (ECU)
- A/Prof Manju Sharma (USYD)
International Workshops on Complex Systems and Networks
Dates & Venue: 6–8 October; The University of Western Australia, Perth.
The IEEE International Workshops on Complex Systems and Networks are strongly interdisciplinary workshops intended to bring together electrical/electronic engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, biologists, and social scientists, from their different disciplinary areas with the common interest in network science and engineering. The focus of IWCSN 2015 will be devoted to the significant impact of network topological complexity on the collective dynamics and emergent systems performance, from the viewpoints of science, techniques and engineering. In 2015 our workshop will have a special emphasis on the Mathematics of Complexity, Modelling and Engineering for Remote Operations.
IGA/AMSI Workshop: Australia–Japan Geometry, Analysis and their Applications
Dates & Venue: 19–23 October 2015
Venue: Ingkarni Wardli building 7.15, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
Global analysis relies on combining ideas from the complementary areas of geometry and analysis. This workshop will bring together researchers from Australia and Japan with interests in these areas with the aim of building capacity both in interdisciplinary pure research and in applications.
Distinguished International Speakers
- Prof. Mikio Furuta (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Prof. Martin Guest (Waseda University, Japan)
- Prof. Motoko Kotani (Tohoku University, Japan)
- Prof. Yoshiaki Maeda (Tohoku University, Japan)
- Peter Bouwknegt (ANU)
- Alan Carey (ANU)
- Kiyonori Gomi (Shinshu University, Japan)
- Keith Hannabuss (Oxford, UK)
- Steve Rosenberg (Boston University, USA)
- Tsuyoshi Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Registration is free.
- David Baraglia (University of Adelaide)
- Alan Carey (ANU)
- Tsuyoshi Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Melissa Tacy (University of Adelaide)
- Guo Chuan Thiang (University of Adelaide)
- Mathai Varghese (University of Adelaide)
For Registration and further details, visit the website.
AustMS/School of Mathematics and Statistics workshop:
Analysis and Geometry in non-Riemannian spaces
Dates & Venue: 2–4 November 2015; University of New South Wales
Non-Riemannian geometries occur in different areas of pure and applied mathematics, including rigidity of lattices, hypoelliptic differential operators, heat diffusion and wave propagation on manifolds, several complex variables, control theory, non-holonomic mechanical systems, and neurobiology. We propose to bring together researchers interested in several of these areas, to create a scientific environment for exchanging ideas and developing new interactions.
Speakers include (yet to be confirmed):
- Prof. Xuan Duong, Macquarie University
- Prof. Michael Eastwood, University of Adelaide
- Prof. Tom ter Elst, University of Auckland
- Prof. Rod Gover, University of Auckland
- Dr Enrico Le Donne, University of Jyvaskyla
- Dr Thomas Leistner, University of Adelaide
- Dr Ji Li, Macquarie University
- Prof. Gerd Schmalz, University of New England
- Dr Adam Sikora, Macquarie University
- Dr Anne Thomas, University of Glasgow
- Prof. Lesley Ward, University of South Australia
More information will follow and an official website is in preparation.
- Alessandro Ottazzi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates: 6–9 December, 2015
Venue: UniSA, City West Campus, Adelaide
This meeting provides a forum for researchers interested in the development and use of mathematical methods in engineering and applied mathematics. It aims to foster interactions between mathematicians and engineers, from both academia and industry.
- A/Prof Kylie Catchpole (Australian National University)
- Dr Christine Mangelsdorf (University of Melbourne)
- Prof Martyn Nash (University of Auckland)
- Dr Darryn Reid (DSTO, Adelaide)
- Dr Ben Rubinstein (University of Melbourne)
- Abstract submission closes: 9th October
- Early-bird registration closes: 23rd October
- Super-early-bird registration closes: 30th June
The ANZIAM/CSIRO Student Support Scheme will be available to student attendees of EMAC. Applications close 23rd October.
Registration is now open.
To register or find out more, visit https://emac2015.unisa.edu.au/
For enquiries contact Bronwyn Hajek (UniSA)
International Australasian–New Zealand conference on wave science
Dates: Friday 6–9 December 2015
Venue: University of Adelaide
Waves are ubiquitous features of nature, governing a wide range of physical processes. A common mathematical theory provides a unifying framework for the different forms of wave phenomena. KOZWaves brings together Australasian and international researchers in mathematics, physics, material science, engineering and geophysics with a shared interest in advancing the mathematical theory of wave motion. The interdisciplinary focus, underpinned by a collective mathematical language and led by international leaders in wave science, will foster cutting edge research.
KOZWaves will consider technical questions under the following categories.
- Wave propagation in periodic media
- Wave propagation in complex and random media
- Forward and inverse scattering
- Fast computational techniques
- Nonlinear wave phenomena
- Water waves and coastal modeling
- Wave energy devices
- Extreme ocean waves
- Medical and seismic imaging
- Waves in polar regions and environmental science
- Prof Blaikie is an ideal representative of wave science in New Zealand.
He is internationally recognised for his work on the negative refraction of light and its use in fabricating electrical circuits. The Royal Society of NZ awarded him the TK Sidey Medal in 2001 and the Hector Medal in 2003 for his research. He held the prestigious position of Director of the MacDiarmid Institute before becoming Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago.
- Prof Fink is unquestionably one of the world’s leading wave scientists.
He founded and directed the Langevin Institute (formerly the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique) at École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France. He is a member of the French Academies of Science and Engineering and Chair of Technological Innovation at the College de France. He pioneered time-reversal mirrors and transient elastography. He holds more than 55 patents and has published more than 350 papers.
- Dr Fliss is an outstanding early career wave scientist (PhD 2009).
She is a member of the renowned group Propagation des Ondes: Étude Mathématique et Simulation at the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). She is developing into a leading figure in the areas of mathematical/numerical techniques for coupled wave phenomena and inverse problems.
- Prof Kivshar is the Head of the Nonlinear Physics Centre at the Australian National University (ANU).
He represents Australian innovation in nonlinear wave science. He is the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Ultra-high bandwidth Devices and Optical Systems. His recent awards include the Lyle Medal of the Australian Academy of Sciences (the highest award of the AAS in physics) and the Peter Baum Award (the most distinguished award of ANU).
- A/Prof Manasseh is the President of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
He has expertise in theoretical and experimental modelling of waves in fluids. He currently leads funded research projects in: developing ocean wave-power machines; the interaction of ultrasound with microbubbles and live cells for medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and the interaction of ultrasound with droplets for food processing.
- A/Prof Parnell is an outstanding early to mid career wave scientist (PhD 2006).
He is currently a U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) fellow and Reader in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. There he leads the Waves in Complex Continua group with Beyer Professor of Applied Mathematics David Abrahams. He is an Associate Editor of the international research journals Wave Motion and the Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.
- Prof Perrie is a Chief Marine Scientist at Canada’s largest centre for ocean research, the Bedford Institute of Technology.
He has expertise in modelling ocean waves and their role in the global climate system. He developed the first operation model of ocean waves in the Arctic Ocean. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the international research journal Ocean Modelling.
39th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing
Dates & Venue: 7–11 December 2015; University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
Registration is now open for 39ACCMCC.
Please make sure that you register during the earlybird registration period, which ends on Sunday 1 November. All registration will close on Monday 16 November.
- Peter Cameron (University of St Andrews & Queen Mary University of London)
- Saad El-Zanati (Illinois State University)
- Nevena Francetić (Monash University)
- Catherine Greenhill (University of New South Wales)
- Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo)
- Jonathan Jedwab (Simon Fraser University)
- Gordon Royle (University of Western Australia)
- Charles Semple (University of Canterbury)
Attendees are invited to submit an abstract for a contributed talk of 25 minutes duration (including time for questions), covering some topic in discrete or combinatorial mathematics or a related area of computer science.
Information on registration, submission of abstracts, and accommodation can all be found at the website.
Dates & Venue: 7–11 December 2015; The University of Sydney
Bioinformatics, is an exciting, fast‑moving area analysing and simulating the structures and processes of biological systems. BioInfoSummer provides bioinformatics training to students, researchers and others working in related areas.
The 2015 event includes both specialist lectures and hands-on introductory and advanced computer workshops.
Topics discussed will include:
- Introduction to Biology and Bioinformatics
- Translational Genomics
- Proteomics and Metabolomics
- Systems Biology, Networks and Data Integration
Key dates: Registration
- Earlybird registration closes: 1 October 2015
- Poster abstract submissions close: 6 November 2015
- Registration closes: 27 November 2015
Key dates: Travel Grants
- Applications open: 20 August 2015
- Applications close: 16 October 2015
BioInfoSummer is funded jointly by the Department of Education and Training, the Australian Bioinfomatics Network and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, with support from EMBL Australia, Bioplatforms Australia and CSIRO.
Conference on Geometric and Categorical Representation Theory
Dates & Venue: 14–18 December 2015; Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Queensland.
The conference will bring together prominent international and Australian experts in geometric representation theory. The focus will be on areas currently enjoying a large amount of international attention, including interactions between representation theory, algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, and number theory. The conference aims to bring some of the best mathematicians in these areas to Australia in order to strengthen the ties between the Australian and international geometric representation theory communities.
Here are some of our speakers. The list will be updated periodically as speakers confirm their participation.
- Pramod Achar (LSU, USA)
- Tsao-Hsien Chen (Northwestern, USA)
- Emily Cliff (Oxford, UK)
- Ben Elias (MIT, USA)
- Peter Fiebig (Erlangen, Germany)
- Nora Ganter (Melbourne)
- Sam Gunningham (Austin, USA)
- Anthony Henderson (Sydney)
- Michael Hopkins (Harvard, USA)
- Martina Lanini (Melbourne)
- Elizabeth Milicevic (Haverford College, USA)
- Ivan Mirkovic (Amherst, USA)
- Nick Proudfoot (Oregon, USA)
- You Qin (Yale)
- Arun Ram (Melbourne)
- Peng Shan (Orsay, France)
- Pablo Solis (CalTech)
- Monica Vazirani (UC Davis, USA)
- Geordie Williamson (Bonn, Germany)
Follow this link for registration. (Everyone except international speakers should register).
Registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee, lunch, and the conference dinner.
2016 AMSI Summer School
Dates & Venue: 4–29 January 2016; RMIT University, Melbourne
The AMSI Summer School is an exciting opportunity for mathematical sciences students from around Australia to come together over the summer break to develop their skills and networks.
- Learn from Australia’s leading mathematicians & statisticians
- Gain credit towards your degree
- Meet future employers at the Careers Afternoon
- Build your networks at dinners, BBQs & special events
- Broaden and deepen your knowledge base with advanced coursework
- Choose from a wide range of courses to suit your speciality
- Discover the latest subject in your discipline
- Travel Grant Applications open: 13 August 2015
- Travel Grant Applications close: 1 November 2015
- Final registration deadline: 25 November 2015
Gromov–Witten Theory, Gauge Theory and Dualities
Date & Venue: 6–15 January 2016; Australian National University, Canberra.
The Workshop on "Gromov–Witten Theory, Gauge Theory and Dualities" is one of many events hosted by the 2015 MSI special year on "Geometry and Physics".
- Higher spin theories
- Hopf algebras (quantum groups and Nichols algebras)
- Lie superalgebras
- Logarithmic conformal field theory
- Mathieu moonshine
- Mock / Quantum modular forms
- Tensor categories
- Representation theory
- Statistical lattice models
- Vertex operator algebras
Tentative speakers, for introductory mini-courses
- Bohui Chen (Sichuan University, PR China) — instanton moduli spaces
- Alexander Givental (UC Berkeley, USA) — Gromov–Witten theory
- Kaoru Ono (Kyoto Univ., Japan) — mirror symmetry
- Gang Tian (Princeton Univ., USA) — gauge theory and calibrated geometry
This workshop is part of ANU's ‘Special Year in Geometry and Physics’.