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 Winter School on Algebra, Geometry and Physics
Dates: 29 June – 10 July 2015
Venue: The University of Queensland
The AMSI Winter School in the Mathematical Sciences is based on successful US and European models. Since 2004, the Winter School has become an annual event, hosted by The University of Queensland.
- Hear from eminent national and international lecturers
- Learn mathematical tools and techniques used in research
- Meet other PhD students and ECRs in the Mathematics/Mathematical Physics space
- Expand your knowledge of Representation Theory
- Understand key aspects of current research underway here in Australia and overseas
Students, researchers and employees working at the intersection between Algebra, Geometry and Physics or who have an interest in increasing their breadth of knowledge in these areas.
- GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATION THEORY
- MODULI SPACES IN SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY
- MOONSHINE CONJECTURES AND VERTEX OPERATOR ALGEBRAS
- K-THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS
The Winter School is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the mathematical sciences and cognate disciplines. It provides the opportunity for participants to expand their skills in the mathematical sciences and build collaborative networks with other PhD students and early career researchers.
Dates: 6–7 July 2015
Venue: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne.
The FYiMaths workshop is now an annual event and provides an opportunity for mathematicians, statisticians and mathematics educators to meet, hear about the latest teaching innovations, share experiences and develop strategies to address the significant challenges in undergraduate mathematics education. The workshops are interactive, practical and collegial and will be beneficial for anyone teaching in undergraduate mathematics and statistics.
Tilting the classroom: Interactive lectures in proof-based mathematics
Dr Lara Alcock (Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University, UK)
Registration for this workshop is now open.
Register early to avoid disappointment as registrations will be closed when the venue has reached capacity.
The draft program is now available and includes several discussion and networking sessions, as well as presentations on teaching innovations in undergraduate mathematics. In response to participant feedback we
invite abstractsThe call for abstracts has now closed. with particular emphasis on (but not necessarily restricted to) the following topics:
- Teaching mathematically under-prepared students;
- Encouraging student engagement with mathematics and fostering deep learning;
- Alternative teaching formats such as flipped classrooms, online resources and blending different approaches;
- Linking first year subject teaching with mathematics support programs.
Presentations can be case studies, results of research studies or pilot projects and should outline the process of initiating and sustaining changes in teaching practices, as well as describing the nature and impact of the practice.
The workshop will include morning and afternoon teas and buffet lunch at no cost to participants. Please indicate any dietary requirements when registering. We will organise an informal dinner on Monday night for workshop participants at a local restaurant, which will be at participants own cost. Further details will be available soon.
There are a number of hotels close to the university, and many others a short tram ride away in the CBD.
The mathematics of conformal field theory
Date & Venue: 13–17 July 2015; Theatre 4 Manning Clark Centre, Australian National University, Canberra.
The Mathematics of Conformal Field Theory" is one of many events hosted by the 2015 MSI special year on "Geometry and Physics" and is a joint enterprise with the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Research Group (CRG) in "Geometry and Physics". The aim is to bring together international leaders from both the mathematics and mathematical physics communities in a conference setting so as to foster communication and collaboration between these parties.
The rich and varied cross-fertilisation between physics and mathematics has led to fantastic advances in each field. An standout example is two-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT), these being two-dimensional quantum field theories that are covariant with respect to local conformal transformations. Thanks to their intricate symmetry algebras, CFTs belong to the exceedingly rare class of exactly solvable interacting quantum field theories. Moreover, CFTs provide a natural source of new mathematical structures and so build bridges between seemingly disparate mathematical fields. This conference will bring together international leaders from the mathematics and mathematical physics communities to foster communication and collaboration.
- 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
- Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH Zurich)
- Terry Gannon (University of Alberta, Canada)
- Geoff Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- Paul Pearce (University of Melbourne)
- Ingo Runkel (University of Hamburg)
- Hubert Saleur (CEA Saclay, France / University of Southern California)
- Alexei Semikhatov (Lebedev Physical Institute])
This workshop is part of ANU's ‘Special Year in Geometry and Physics’.
INDUSTRIAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS SYMPOSIUM 2015
Dates & Venue: 16–17 July 2015; University of Wollongong, NSW.
We are holding a two day symposium on Industrial and Applied Mathematics to honour Jim Hill’s 70th birthday, celebrating his long career achievements and his contribution to the Applied Mathematics discipline.
The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Wollongong where Jim spent the bulk of his career, with the symposium dinner being held on the Thursday night. Various research topics will be presented at the symposium, including
- solid mechanics
- fluid mechanics
- financial mathematics
- mathematical biology
- computational mathematics.
- Prof Patrick Selvadurai (McGill University, Canada)
- Prof Noel Smyth (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Prof Shaun Hendy (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Prof Jim Denier (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Prof Yong Hong Wu (Curtin University)
- Prof Tim Marchant (University of Wollongong)
- A/Prof Scott McCue (Queensland University of Technology)
- A/Prof Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide)
- Dr Greg Davis (Research Director, Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Technology and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Perth)
- Dr Bob Anderssen (Senior Principal Mathematician, CSIRO Computational Informatics Canberra)
- Dr Frank de Hoog (Chief Scientist, CSIRO Computational Informatics, Canberra)
- Dr William Bertram (Associate Director Arbitrage Trading, Macquarie Bank, Sydney)
There is no registration fee for the symposium participants and student members of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM). Register here.
The symposium will cover tea breaks, two lunches and the conference dinner on 16th July (please note there will be a $50 charge for an accompanying person to the Symposium dinner).
Talks are by invitation, but if you would like to give a talk, please contact...
- Maureen Edwards
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Date & Time: 20 July 2015; 9:30am–4:30pm
Venue: McKinnon Building (Bldg 67), Room 302; The University of Wollongong, NSW.
The aim of this seminar day is to bring together twice a year specialists, early career researchers and PhD students working in analysis, partial differential equations and related fields in Australia, in order to report on research, fostering contacts and to begin new research projects between the participants.
This seminar day is organised jointly with the related research groups of the Australian National University, Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, and supported by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).
In particular, this event has the intention to give PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to present their research to a wider audience. Every interested researcher is invited to attend and participate at this event.
Please register if you would like to attend (free). AMSI supports students and early career researchers without access to a suitable research grant or other sources. For applications to travel fundings please see http://research.amsi.org.au/travel-funding.
Tentative List of Speakers
- Ian Doust (UNSW)
A logarithmic Sobolev inequality for the invariant measure of the periodic KdV equation
- Xuan Duong (Macquarie)
Besov and Triebel-Lizorkin spaces associated with Hermite operators
- Sean Gomes (ANU)
- John Harrison (Newcastle)
Asymptotic behaviour of random walks on certain matrix groups
- Bishnu Lamichhane (Newcastle)
A stabilized mixed finite element methods based on nearly incompressible elasticity
- Galina Levitina (UNSW)
The spectral shift function and the Witten index
- Rod Nillsen (Wollongong)
Hilbert spaces of functions that are sums of finite differences
- Joshua Peate (Macquarie)
Riesz transforms in the absence of preservation
- Pierre Portal (ANU)
Non-autonomous parabolic systems with rough coefficients
- Chris Thornett (USyd)
- Daniel Daners (USyd)
- Ian Doust (UNSW)
- Xuan Duong (Macquarie)
- Daniel Hauer (USyd)
- Andrew Hassel (ANU)
- Jeff Hogan (Newcastle)
- Bishnu Lamichhane (Newcastle)
- Ji Li (Macquarie)
- James McCoy (Wollongong)
- Alan McIntosh (ANU)
- Pierre Portal (ANU)
- Adam Sikora (Macquarie)
- Glen Wheeler (Wollongong)
- Valentina-Mira Wheeler (UOW)
IGA/AMSI Workshop on Geometric Quantisation
Date & Venue: 27–31 July 2015; The University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Geometric quantisation has been an increasingly active area since before the 1980s, with links to physics, symplectic geometry, representation theory, index theory, and differential geometry and geometric analysis in general. In addition to its relevance as a field on its own, it acts as a focal point for the interaction between all of these areas, which has yielded far-reaching and powerful results. This workshop features a large number of international speakers, who are all well-known for their work in (differential) geometry, representation theory and/or geometric analysis. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in these areas to meet and learn from some of the top mathematicians in the world.
Registration is free.
- Prof. Jean-Michel Bismut (Université Paris-Sud)
- Prof. Maxim Braverman (Northeastern University)*
- Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick (University of Western Ontario)*
- Dr. Mark Hamilton (Mount Allison University)*
- Prof. Nigel Higson (Pennsylvania State University)*
- Prof. Yael Karshon (University of Toronto)*
- Prof. Masoud Khalkhali (Western University)*
- Prof. Xiaonan Ma (Université Paris 7)
- Prof. Eckhard Meinrenken (University of Toronto)*
- Dr. Eva Miranda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
- Prof. Paul-Émile Paradan (Université Montpellier 2)
- Dr. Romero Solha (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)*
- Dr. Yanli Song (University of Toronto)
- Dr. Jennifer Vaughan (University of Toronto)
- Prof. Michèle Vergne (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)
- Prof. Jonathan Weitsman (Northeastern University)*
- Prof. Siye Wu (University of Hong Kong)
- Prof. Weiping Zhang (Chern Institute of Mathematics)
*to be confirmed
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) invites you to a workshop at The University of Melbourne in August:
Stochastic Processes and Special Functions Workshop
Dates: Thursday/Friday, 13–14 August 2015
Venue: University College, The University of Melbourne; 40 College Crescent, Parkville 3052
The two-day workshop will concentrate on the theory and applications of special functions with particular emphasis on how they arise in stochastic processes.
- Richard Brak (U Melbourne)
- Jon Borwein (U Newcastle)
Short walks in higher dimensions
- Jan De Gier (U Melbourne)
Multispecies asymmetric exclusion processes and Macdonald polynomials
- Paul Keeler (WIAS, Berlin)
- Alexander Novikov (UTSydney)
- Phil Pollett (U Queensland)
Birth-death processes and orthogonal polynomials
- Nathan Ross (U Melbourne)
- Thomas Taimre (U Queensland)
- Peter Taylor (U Melbourne)
Queues with advance reservations: examples with exponential and deterministic service time distributions
- Ole Warnaar (U Queensland)
- Michael Wheeler (U Melbourne)
- Wadim Zudilin (Newcastle)
Jan De Gier (mailto:email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org) and Phil Pollett (email@example.com)
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Dates & Venue: 21–22 August 2015; rooms V205 and V206, University of Newcastle. (see map)
The workshop will be followed by a reception and dinner in honour of Brailey Sims' retirement.
More details will be posted as they become available; please visit the workshop's website for updates:
Confirmed external speakers:
- Tim Dalby (Evans Head, NSW, retired)
- Chris Lennard (Pittsburgh, USA)
- Warren Moors (Auckland)
- Aidan Sims (Wollongong)
Contact Juliane.Turner@newcastle.edu.au if you have any queries.
Individuals at AMSI Member Institutions are reminded that travel funds are available through AMSI.
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.
- 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)
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.
- 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)
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
Registration is now open.
To register or find out more, visit https://emac2015.unisa.edu.au/
For enquiries contact Bronwyn Hajek (UniSA)
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.
39th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing
Dates & Venue: 7–11 December 2015; University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
- Catherine Greenhill (University of New South Wales)
- Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo)
- Jonathan Jedwab (Simon Fraser University)
- Charles Semple (University of Canterbury)
- Saad El-Zanati (Illinois State University)
more to come...
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- Barbara Maenhaut
- Benjamin Smith
- Elizabeth Billington