MATRI✗: Australian-German Workshop on Differential Geometry in the Large

Name:MATRI✗: Australian-German Workshop on Differential Geometry in the Large
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Mon, February 4, 2019 - Fri, February 15, 2019

Conference logoAustralian–German Workshop on Differential Geometry in the Large

Dates: Conference: 4–8 February 2019
            Workshop: 10–17 February 2019
Venue: University of Melbourne, Creswick campus
Water Street, Creswick, Victoria, 3363, Australia

Program Description

Differential geometry is one of the most research-intensive areas of mathematics in recent decades. It has a long tradition that traces its development back well over a century. Its current prominence stems from its position at the crossroads of many active fields such as:

  • topology
  • metric geometry
  • analysis
  • partial differential equations
  • Lie and other forms of group theory.

Its influence spreads well beyond the confines of pure mathematics to interact with theoretical physics and extends to a multitude of practical applications as diverse as engineering, robotics and computer vision.

  • In the first week of the program, we plan an international conference to highlight recent advances in global Riemannian and metric geometry, topology, and geometric analysis to foster communication between experts and early career researchers from Australia and abroad and identify directions to set the stage for future advances.

In particular, we plan to have a problem session towards the end of the conference that will emphasise known problems in the field, but will go beyond to zero in upon new problems emerging from our discussions during the workshop. This will be beneficial to young mathematicians wanting a comprehensive overview and keep abreast of up to the minute developments and open problems.

Keynote speakers

  • In the second week, we plan to hold the first Australian–German workshop on differential geometry with about 20 Australian and German geometers who participated in the conference, focussing on new problems and potential directions of future research that came up in the first week.

Germany has a long and strong tradition in differential geometry and there are many mathematicians from both countries who presently enjoy scientific exchange and interaction with one another. The workshop is intended to strengthen and deepen these existing connections and inspire future research and educational exchange and collaboration between both countries.


Participation in the international conference held, 4–8 February 2019, can be either as an officially invited MATRI✗ participant to the larger MATRI✗ programme that runs from 4–15 February 2019 or through registration for a nominal fee.

  • Paying registration is now open.

Paying participants will be responsible for their own arrangements with meals and accommodation and can purchase meals at the venue through the registration site or make other arrangements.

  • Registration as a paying participant can be done through the website:

Early career researchers and postgraduates are encouraged to participate. The organisers, MMATRI✗, AMSI and the Australian Mathematical Society encourage the participation of women and traditionally under represented groups in the workshop. Members of the AustMS, people from AMSI institutions and students and retirees in these categories are offered discounted registration fees.

Space is limited and registration for paying participants will be on a first come first served basis, and will be capped.

MatriX logo For similar MATRI✗ workshops, consult this announcement.

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon: 5 February 2019. On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.


Location:University of Melbourne, Creswick campus Map
Created:09 Jul 2018 12:59 am UTC
Modified:06 Dec 2018 12:15 am UTC
Updated: 06 Dec 2018