2020 AustMS Meeting

Boolominbah on the University of New England Campus

The 64th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be hosted at the University of New England in Armidale, 8 – 11 December 2020. We wish to acknowledge the Anaiwan people, on whose land this meeting will take place. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

Update 16/06/20

Currently the meeting is going ahead as planned. Due to the uncertainty of international travel in the coming months some of the plenary talks may be given via video-conferencing.

Registration is through the usual system for AustMS meetings. Many of you will have an account on this system already. Click here to access the system.

All participants who register for the whole conference (as opposed to a single day registration) are able to attend the Women-in-Maths dinner on (TBA) and the conference banquet on (TBA) for no extra charge. Additional guest tickets to these events can be purchased as part of the registration process.

The conference runs Tue 8 to Fri 11 Dec.

Details of the WIMSIG lunch will be announced soon. This event celebrating women in mathematics is open to all and is included in the registration fee.

On Tues 8 Dec (6pm-8pm) there will be a welcome reception at The ‘Stro (see above map). It is included in the registration fee for all participants.

Details of the banquet will be announced soon. The cost is included in the registration fee (except if you only register for a single day).

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology)

Alexander Molev (University of Sydney)

Michael Eastwood (University of Adelaide)

Ilze Ziedins (University of Auckland)

Robert van Gorder (University of Otago)

Chris Matthews (University of Technology Sydney)

Rowena Ball (Australian National University)

Gerhard Huisken (University of Tübingen)

Lisa Beck (University of Augsburg)

Henry Berestycki (EHESS)

Reidun Twarock (The University of York)

Chris Rasmussen (Wesleyan University)

All time slots will be 20 minutes long plus 5 minutes break between talks, although some special sessions have a keynote talk that takes two timeslots. Please make an effort to start and finish on time

The special sessions for the 2020 AustMS Meeting are as follows:

  • Algebra
  • Applied and industrial mathematics
  • Category theory
  • Combinatorics and graph theory
  • Computational mathematics
  • Dynamical systems and ergodic theory
  • Financial mathematics
  • Functional analysis, operator algebras, and non-commutative geometry
  • Geometric analysis and partial differential equations
  • Geometry, including differential geometry
  • Harmonic and semiclassical analysis
  • Inclusivity, diversity, and equity in mathematics
  • Mathematical biology
  • Mathematical physics, statistical mechanics, and integrable systems
  • Mathematics education
  • Number theory and algebraic geometry
  • Optimisation
  • Probability theory and stochastic processes
  • Representation theory
  • Topology

Your abstract must be your own work. AustMS will not accept registration from persons who infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties.

Students presenting at the conference are eligible for the prestigious BH Neumann prize for the best student talk.



Armidale is about half-way between Sydney and Brisbane. The University of New England campus is located roughly 4km north-west of the city centre.

Getting to Armidale


Armidale is on the New England Highway, which is the excellent inland route between Sydney and Brisbane. Driving time from Sydney or Brisbane is around 5.5 to 6.5 hours (depending on your route) and less than 3 hours from the coast. If you’re coming from the coast, enjoy one of Australia’s best drives across the Waterfall Way. Plan your trip at http://maps.google.com.


Armidale airport is roughly 7km from the city centre. Taxis are available to get to and from Armidale city.

QANTAS has several flights to and from Armidale each day. Budget for between $450 and $750 return from Sydney depending on availability and how early you book.

Regional Express provides three services a day from Sydney to Armidale, from as little as $104 one way.

Fly Corporate now flies 12 times per week between Brisbane and Armidale, from $149 one way.

Getting around Armidale — travel options to the campus


Armidale Cabs offers a taxi service throughout Armidale and Uralla. The phone number is 131 008. A fare from the airport to the CBD or to the University is approximately $25 (estimate only).


A bus service runs from Armidale town to the UNE campus at $2 per trip. View the timetable.


Major car hire companies operate in Armidale from Armidale airport or in town. You’ll need to pay for parking on the Armidale campus. Casual parking is $8 per day or $15 per week.


 There are bike hire options in town and fairly easy cycling along the creek to the university. Try contacting Armidale Bicycle Centre or Bicycle Central on Marsh.


Google suggests it is a 55-minute walk from town to the campus along the creek path or nearby roads.


Accommodation is available in Armidale or on campus. The campus is approximately 4km from the city centre. There is a wide range of accommodation in Armidale to suit all budgets.

In Armidale town

City Centre Motel Inn in central Armidale

Rural Stay (B&B and self-contained accommodation options in Armidale)

Cotswold Gardens, 34 Marsh St,  +612 6772 8222

Quality Hotel Powerhouse, 31 Marsh St,  +612 6772 7788

Lindsay House, 128 Faulkner St, +612 6771 4554

Sandstock Motor Inn, 101 Dumaresq St,  +612 6772 9988

Abbotsleigh Inn, 76 Barney St,  +612 6772 9488

On campus


The AustMS has a support  scheme for students attending this meeting. To apply for support see


This scheme is not yet open.

Students presenting at the conference are eligible for the prestigious BH Neumann prize for the best student talk.


We are very grateful for financial assistance from: