AustMS Annual Meeting 2017

AustMS Annual Meeting 2017

AustMS Annual Meeting 2017

The 61st annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Macquarie University, 12–15 December 2017.

Our major sponsors are:

AustMS logo

Macquarie University

The Australian Mathematical Society

Macquarie University

We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and MATRIX.

The Women in Mathematics Event and Dinner is supported by Professor Nalini Joshi, through the Georgina Sweet Fellowship, and by the Department of Mathematics.

Conference programme

Conference timetable

Session timetables

Special sessions


Organiser: James Parkinson (Sydney), Bregje Pauwels (ANU)

Applied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics

Organisers: Mark Nelson (Wollongong), HS Sidhu (ADFA)

Category Theory, Algebraic Topology, K-theory

Organiser: Philip Hackney (Macquarie)

Complex Analysis, Geometry

Organisers: Adam Harris (UNE), Gerd Schmalz (UNE)

Computational Mathematics

Organisers: Quoc Thong Le Gia (UNSW), Bishnu Lamichhane (Newcastle)

Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory

Organisers: Gary Froyland (UNSW), Georg Gottwald (Sydney), John Roberts (UNSW)

Mathematics Education

Organisers: Deborah King (Melbourne), Carolyn Kennett (Macquarie)

Functional Analysis, Operator Algebra, Non-Commutative Geometry

Organisers: Hang Wang (Adelaide), Zahra Afsar (Wollongong)

Geometric Analysis

Organisers: Haotian Wu (Sydney), Yann Bernard (Monash)

Harmonic Analysis

Organisers: Ji Li (Macquarie), Zihua Guo (Monash), Melissa Tacy (Otago, NZ)

Mathematical Biology

Organisers: Peter Kim (Sydney), Frank Valckenborgh (Macquarie)

Mathematical Optimisation

Organisers: Gouyin Li (UNSW), Vera Roshchina (RMIT)

Mathematical Physics

Organiser: Thomas Quella (Melbourne)

Number Theory

Organiser: David Harvey (UNSW)

Partial Differential Equations

Organiser: Adam Sikora (Macquarie), James McCoy (Wollongong), Paul Bryan (UQ)

Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes

Organiser: Andrea Collevecchio (Monash), Kais Hamza (Monash), Giang Nguyen (Adelaide)

Representation Theory

Organisers: Oded Yacobi (Sydney), Vinoth Nandakumar (Sydney)

Stochastic models and applications

Organisers: Georgy Sofronov (Macquarie), Thomas Fung (Macquarie)


Organiser: Zsuzsanna Dancso (Sydney)


You can register here.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 17 November.

AustMS member:
Early bird price - $550
After Tuesday 31 October - $600

Student or Retired AustMS Member:

Non-AustMS Member:

Early bird price - $660
After Tuesday 31 October - $750

Single day:

$275 (does not include conference dinner)

Conference Dinner (evening of Thursday 14 December):
Free for attendees, $120 for accompanying guests

Welcome reception (evening of Tuesday 12 December):
Free for attendees, $35 for accompanying guests

Women in Maths dinner (evening of Monday 11 December): 
Free for attendees

Practical information

Getting to the university

The terminus for domestic and international flights to Sydney is Kingsford Smith airport.  Macquarie University is about 30km from the airport and can be reached from there by road or rail.

By train: Take the unique line from the airport to the city; change at Central to the Northern Line (platform 16), and take a train for Hornsby via Macquarie Park, disembarking at the Macquarie University stop. The fare is about $18.

By taxi: There are taxi ranks at each terminal; the fare to Macquarie University will be around $100.

By car: Sydney Airport is serviced by most major car rental firms; see here for more information.

Finding the conference

A downloadable PDF map of the university campus can be found here. An interactive map is here.

The Women in Maths dinner will take place on Monday 11 December from 6.15pm for a 6.45pm start. It will be held in the Macquarie Room of the MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management). There is parking available in the MGSM carpark. For a detailed map, see here.

The conference commences with an opening ceremony at 9am on Tuesday 12 December. This, and all of the plenary talks, will take place in the Macquarie Theatre. Morning and afternoon teas will take place in the foyer, and we will also be registering participants there.

The opening reception will take place on Tuesday 12 December from 6pm in the E7B Atrium.

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday 14 December from 6.30pm in Curzon Hall, a short walk from campus.

Getting around Sydney

Macquarie University is well-serviced by road, bus and train. The easiest way of getting to and from the city is by train; a one-way trip is around $5, and takes about 35 minutes. You can purchase an Opal card, allowing travel by all forms of public transport, from many newsagents, post offices and convenience stores throughout Sydney; see here. For transport times and ticket information, see here.


Please register on arrival in the foyer of Macquarie Theatre. We will be opening registrations at 8am on Tuesday 12th December, and the registration desk will be manned throughout the first day. If you happen to arrive after that, please contact one of the organisers on your arrival and we will see to your registration then.

Information for speakers

Plenary talks will be 50 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for introduction and questions. These will take place in the Macquarie Theatre. Special session talks will be 20 minutes long plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion; these will be held in various rooms throughout buildings C5A, W5A, W5C and X5B.

In each case, you may give your talk using data projector or visualizer; some of the special session rooms also have whiteboards (though not the Macquarie Theatre). For those using the data projector, there is a lectern computer (Windows) present in each room; we therefore ask that you bring your talk along to your session in PDF format on a USB stick. Laptops can also be used; please bring your own VGA connection dongle.

Annual General Meeting

The 61st Annual General Meeting of the AustMS will be held in the Macquarie Theatre at 1pm on Thursday 14 December. You can download the agenda and the reports for this year's meeting here and here.

Bernhard Neumann Prize

The Bernhard Neumann Prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk presented by a student at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society.

For further information on this prize, including rules, advice and its history, see the Bernhard Neumann Prize page.

Financial support

Students giving a talk at this conference are eligible for the AustMS Student Support Scheme (SSS), covering up to half of travel, registration and childcare costs.

All information, including the funding rules, application deadline and application online form, can be found via AustMS Student Support Scheme


Accommodation options within walking distance of Macquarie University may quickly become rather limited or even unavailable, particularly closer to the time of the meeting. To secure your choice of accommodation, you are strongly advised to plan your trip and make your bookings as early as possible.

Of course, Sydney has many other possibilities for accommodation further away from the university; particularly convenient would be those that are placed along the train line running from the University into the city via North Ryde, Chatswood, Artarmon, St Leonard's and North Sydney.

Hotel accommodation on or near campus
Hotel accommodation near Macquarie Park station (one train stop away from campus)
Residential colleges on campus


Organising committee
  • Paul Smith — co-director
  • Xuan Duong — co-director
  • Richard Garner — Treasurer
  • Steve Lack — Secretary
  • Christine Hale — Administrator
  • Carolyn Kennett
  • Ji Li
  • Ross Moore — IT, Website
  • Frank Valckenborgh
  • Elena Vynogradova
Program committee
  • Julie Clutterbuck, Monash University
  • Xuan Duong, Macquarie University
  • Gary Froyland, University of New South Wales
  • Vladimir Gaitsgory, Macquarie University
  • Jan De Gier, University of Melbourne
  • Giang Nguyen, The University of Adelaide
  • Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia
  • Jacqui Ramagge, The University of Sydney
  • Paul Smith, Macquarie University
  • Ole Warnaar, University of Queensland
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