The 64th Annual Meeting will be an online conference, hosted by the University of New England. It will be held from Tuesday December 8 to Thursday December 10
We wish to acknowledge the Anaiwan people, on whose land the University of New England is situated. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
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.
The conference will be free for members of the AustMS (note that registration is still required in this case) and $50 for non-members. For a non-member, the $50 fee may be used towards an AustMS membership.
The conference runs Tuesday 8 December to Thursday 10 Dec.
Since the conference will be run exclusively online, there will be no WIMSIG dinner or conference banquet. There may be an online WIMSIG event, details TBA.
Note: Since the conference has been made online only, we cannot confirm that all plenary talks will go ahead as planned.
Rowena Ball (Australian National University)
Lisa Beck (University of Augsburg)
Henry Berestycki (EHESS)
Michael Eastwood (University of Adelaide)
Robert Van Gorder (University of Otago)
Gerhard Huisken (University of Tübingen)
Chris Matthews (University of Technology Sydney)
Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology)
Alexander Molev (University of Sydney)
Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University)
Reidun Twarock (The University of York)
Ilze Ziedins (University of Auckland)
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 and session organisers for the 2020 AustMS Meeting are as follows:
James East (J.East@WesternSydney.edu.au)
Michal Ferov (email@example.com)
- Applied and industrial mathematics
Mark Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Harvinder Sidu (email@example.com)
- Category Theory, Algebraic Topology, K-Theory
Marcy Robertson (Marcy.Robertson@unimelb.edu.au)
- Combinatorics and graph theory
Thomas Kalinowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Computational mathematics
Quoc Thong Le Gia (email@example.com)
Bishnu Lamichhane (Bishnu.Lamichhane@newcastle.edu.au)
- Complex analysis and geometry
Adam Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vladimir Ejov (email@example.com)
- Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
Gary Froyland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jason Atnip (email@example.com)
- Functional Analysis, Operator Algebra, Non-commutative Geometry
David Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lachlan MacDonald (email@example.com)
Hemanth Saratchandran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Geometric analysis
Zhou Zhang (email@example.com)
Haotian Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Qiang Guang (email@example.com)
- Harmonic analysis
Ji Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Inclusivity, diversity, and equity in mathematics
Amie Albrecht (Amie.Albrecht@unisa.edu.au)
Andrew Francis (email@example.com)
- Mathematical Biology
Tim Schaerf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mathematics education
Deborah King (email@example.com)
- Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics and Integrable System
Johanna Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jock McOrist (email@example.com)
Gabriele Tartaglino Mazzucchelli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Number theory and algebraic geometry
Liangyi Zhao (email@example.com)
Guoyin Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Matthew Tam (email@example.com)
Minh Dao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Partial Differential Equations
Yihong Du (email@example.com)
Ting-Ying Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Probability theory and stochastic processes
Andrea Collevecchio (Andrea.Collevecchio@monash.edu)
Kais Hamza (email@example.com)
Jie Yen Fan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Representation theory
Kevin Coulembier (email@example.com)
Oded Yacobi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bea Bleile (email@example.com)
Imi Bokor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jessica Purcell (email@example.com)
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.
The education session will be held on Wednesday 9th December. Local school teachers are welcome to join the afternoon. Several online talks will be held.
Thomas Britz (UNSW), the editor of Parabola
Title: From competitions to comics: 56 years of Parabola
Abstract: Offering challenging problems and interesting articles, the recreational maths journal Parabola has engaged high school students and other readers for more than a half-century. This talk gives an historical overview of Parabola and invites the audience to enjoy and contribute to its contents, and, ultimately, to join in shaping its future.
Yudhistira A Bunjamin (UNSW)
Title: Mathematical thinking for everyday life
Abstract: Students may be encouraged to study mathematics simply because it will help them with their career prospects. However, at its core, mathematics is about ideas and thinking. At UNSW in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, we have been working on mathematics outreach initiatives to develop thinking skills needed to tackle everyday situations which seemingly have no mathematics in them. This talk will discuss our learning activities and outline some external resources which we found very helpful.
Kirsti Abbot (UNE) will describe the Boilerhouse, an old boilerhouse whose previous life was devoted to heating UNE, while its current life is repurposed as a centre for research-led science discovery experiences for children of all ages. (TBC)
The Society’s 64th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 5pm AEST via Zoom.
The agenda, papers and zoom link to for the meeting will be posted here about a week before the meeting.
Mathematics of String Theory AU
The Mathematics of String theory AU will be held at the University of New England, Armidale from 14th December – 18th December 2020. At this stage the conference is going ahead with a mixture of Zoom and in person talks. Topics include
- Arithmetic aspects of mirror symmetry
- Generalised geometry, F-theory
- Heterotic string theory and D-branes
- Integrability, AdS/CFT dualities and string theory
- Supersymmetry and Supergravity
Organising committee is Jock McOrist (UNE), Anthony Ashmore (Penn & Chicago), Peter Bowknegt (ANU), Johanna Knapp (Melbourne), Gabriele Tartaglino Mazzucchelli (UQ).
Contact Jock McOrist (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. A website with a list of confirmed speakers and registration will be available soon.