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.
2015 AMSI Summer School
Dates & Venue: 2–29 January 2015; University of Newcastle
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
- Continued Fractions
- Geometric Group Theory
- Introduction to Nonlinear PDE
- Intermediate Probability
- Computational Bayesian Statistics
- Mathematical Statistical Mechanics
- Nonlinear Control Theory
- Travel Grant Applications open: 12 September 2014
- Travel Grant Applications close: 2 November 2014
- First registration deadline: 2 November 2014
- Final registration deadline: 20 November 2014
- Start of lectures: 8.30am Saturday 3 January 2015
- End of lectures: 5pm Thursday 29 January 2015
Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG) 2015
Dates: 27–31 January 2015
Venue: Science and Engineering Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Problems solved by one of the world’s longest running mathematics think tanks, in a five day intensive workshop.
The annual Mathematics and Statistics-in-Industry Study Group (MISG) workshop brings together leading mathematicians from universities, the public and the private sector from across Australia and around the world to tackle complex technical problems facing Australian businesses and industry.
- Academics and Researchers
The MISG is an exciting and dynamic forum where academics and researchers can apply their expert knowledge in the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences to help solve real world, industrially relevant problems.
The MISG provides a structured opportunity for you to make contact and to forge partnerships with Australian and New Zealand industries that are interested in utilizing your skills. It is also an opportunity to collaborate with other mathematicians, scientists and engineers to produce outcomes of immediate industrial relevancy.
The MISG provides a structure for your business to access knowledge from over 100 world leading applied mathematicians, statisticians and physical scientists. MISG researchers can assist in the development of new technologies, add competitive value to existing technologies, provide the tools to analyse your current data, underpin service industries, and provide the expertise to monitor, predict and solve the quantitative technical challenges that face your business.
The MISG is a special event of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Division (ANZIAM) and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). It is an exciting event that sees applied mathematicians, statisticians, engineers and physical scientists work together with industry representatives on technical problems that are of immediate relevance to the industry partner.
Since its inception, the MISG has worked with more than 85 business and industry partners, ranging from large multinational conglomerates to small-to-medium enterprises. Over the years, the group has worked on more than 150 different projects spanning a broad spectrum of sectors including government, financial services, mining, car manufacturing, railways and freight, metal processing, food and beverages, oil and gas, utilities, biomedical science, and technology. Academics and researchers challenge themselves to achieve the best possible outcomes in a short amount of time for government, industry and business, so the workshop atmosphere is exciting and vibrant.
Director: A/Prof. Troy Farrell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates & Venue: 1–5 February, 2015; Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland
ANZIAM is the professional association for industrial and applied mathematics in Australia and New Zealand.
The annual conference of ANZIAM is an established gathering of applied mathematicians, scientists and engineers, from academia and industry, which will be hosted by the Queensland Branch in 2015.
The ANZIAM Conference will be held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast.
- Conference registration is open.
- Abstract submission is open.
- One Day Workshop on 06 February 2015 at QUT in Brisbane, on Discrete Mathematical Models in the Life Sciences.
- Leah Edelstein-Keshet (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)
- Gary Froyland (UNSW)
- Anne Juel (Univ. of Manchester, UK)
- Kerry Landman (Univ. of Melbourne) — ANZIAM Medallist
- Mary Myerscough (Univ. of Sydney)
- Hugh Possingham (Univ. of Queensland)
- Michael Small (Univ. of WA)
- Natalie Thamwattana (Univ. of Wollongong) — Michell Medallist
- Thomas Witelski (Duke University, USA)
We look forward to seeing you at ANZIAM 2015.
Arithmetical dynamical systems, that is, dynamical systems generated by iterations of rational functions over fields of number-theoretic interest, have seen a significant explosion of work in recent years but still many algebraic, number theoretic and graph theoretic problems remain wide open. The interest in such dynamical systems comes also from connections that have been forged with many different areas of pure and applied mathematics. The purpose of this workshop will be to further explore the complex algebraic and number theoretic behaviour, as well as to gain a better understanding of the structure of functional graphs of arithmetical dynamical systems. The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers from neighbouring research areas in algebraic dynamics together for a fruitful exchange of ideas and initiate new developments and collaborations.
- Alex Gamburd (City Univ. of New York Graduate Center)
Expander Graphs, Strong Ergodicty, and Superstrong Approximation
- Tony Guttmann (Univ. of Melbourne)
Recent Results in Pattern-avoiding Permutations
- Cheryl Praeger (Univ. of Western Australia)
Cayley Graphs of Finite Groups
- Klaus Schmidt (Univ. of Vienna)
Sandpiles and Harmonic Systems
- Joseph Silverman (Brown Univ.)
The Arithmetic Complexity of Orbits
- Franco Vivaldi (Queen Mary, Univ. of London)
Renormalization in Two-dimensional Piecewise Isometries
- Thomas Ward (Durham Univ.)
Rigid and Flexible Invariants for Group Automorphisms
- Nick Wormald (Monash Univ.)
Random Graphs, Random Regular Graphs and Combs
- Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 6:00 pm; Room 7, Central Lecture Block (CLB7)
Speaker: Franco Vivaldi
The Arithmetic of Chaos
- The workshop will start on Monday at 9:30 am and end on Friday at 1:00 pm
- Registration will start on Monday morning at 8:30 am at the front of Room 6, Central Lecture Block (CLB6)
- All talks will take place at CLB6
- We will hold a reception on Monday night, 6:00–8:00 pm at the common room of the School of Mathematics and Statistics
- There will be a public lecture on Tuesday night as detailed above
- We plan to have a free afternoon on Wednesday and will plan to organise an excursion and dinner (not included in the registration fee).
- early registration closes on 14 November 2014.
see website for details
Program Committee & Organisation
5th Queensland Brain Institute Short Course in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience
Dates & Venue: 11–13 February 2015; Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Are you an undergrad or postgrad studying Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science?
Are you interested in the possibility of applying your knowledge to understand how the brain works?
This 3-day course is about how people like you can contribute to answering some of the most exciting scientific questions of the 21st century. Questions such as:
- how information is coded and decoded in the brain,
- how memories are stored,
- how the brain learns from experience.
The course will consist of 2 components: lectures introducing basic concepts in mathematical and computational neuroscience given by Prof Geoffrey Goodhill, and talks and demos introducing some current topics in neuroscience research given by leading neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (www.qbi.uq.edu.au).
No prior knowledge of neuroscience will be assumed; however participants should have a good grounding in University level mathematics. The course is not intended for people already working in the area of mathematical and computational neuroscience.
Registration is free but only 20 places are available. To apply please send a CV, academic transcript, and one-paragraph statement of why you wish to attend the course to Prof Geoffrey Goodhill, (email@example.com).
Closing date for applications is 28 November 2014.
Scholarships are available to help support travel and accommodation for those coming from outside the Brisbane area.
Comments from previous courses include:
- "An excellent course"
- "Very engaging and accessible”
- "Very understandable and clear”
- "Fun and educational"
- "Thanks for the opportunity to learn about something so fascinating"
- "One of the best events I have attended during my academic life"
A 3-minute video introduction to Maths and the Brain.