News and events

News and events

News from the Department of Mathematics


2018 News

Congratulations to our student prize winners at the Faculty of Science and Engineering Awards Ceremony!

We'd like to give a big Congratulations to all our student award recipients who were recognized for their hard work & commitment to their studies throughout 2017, at the annual Faculty of Science and Engineering Awards Ceremony held on 2nd August.

FREDERICK CHONG MATHEMATICS PRIZE

For proficiency in 200-level Mathematics units. Awarded to:

  • Hugh Entwistle

For proficiency in 300-level Mathematics units. Awarded to:

  • Matthew Timms
GEOMETRY PRIZE (SHARED)

For proficiency in the unit MATH300 Geometry and Topology. Awarded to:

  • Roy Truelove
  • Charles Hadeed

New appointments

  • Dr Paul Bryan, from the University of Queensland, joined the Department in early January 2018 as a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics.
  • Dr Justin Tzou, previously from the University of British Columbia, joined the Department in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.
  • Dr Catherine Penington, previously from QUT, joined the Department in early August 2017 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.
  • Dr Christopher Green, previously from QUT, joined the Department in late July 2017 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

Past appointments

  • Mr Chris Gordon has joined the Department as a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in February 2017.
  • Dr Philip Hackney, previously at Osnabruck University in Germany, joined the Department in January 2017 to work on an ARC Discovery Project with members of CoACT.
  • Dr Christopher Lustri, previously at the University of Sydney, joined the Department as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in early November 2016.
  • Dr Sophie Calabretto, previously at ETH Zurich, joined the Department as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in late September 2016.
  • Dr John Bourke, previously at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, joined the Department in September 2016 to work on an ARC Discovery Project with members of CoACT.

Current visitors

  • Prof Qingyan Wu, Linyi University PR CHINA (visiting Prof Xuan Duong, Dr Ji Li) - 11 Sept 2017-10 Sept 2018
  • Dr Elaheh Delshad, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, IRAN (visiting Dr Hassan Doosti) - 04 Dec 2017-03 Mar 2018
  • Prof Mohamed M S Nasser, Qatar University, QATAR (visiting Dr Christopher Green) - 29 Jan 2018-02 Feb 2018

Past visitors

  • Prof Helene Frankowska, Centre national de la reserche scientifique France (visiting Prof Vladimir Gaitsgory)
  • Dr Gabriel Drummond-Cole, IBS Seoul, S Korea (visit A/Prof Steve Lack)
  • Scott Balchin, University of Leicester UK (visiting Dr Richard Garner)
  • Mr Karol Szumilo, University of Western Ontario Canada (Visiting Dr Richard Garner)
  • Dr Linda Stals, Australian National University (visiting Dr Stuart Hawkins)
  • Prof Vivek Borkar, IIT, India (visiting Prof Vladimir Gaitsgroy)
  • A/Professor Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State University (visiting Professor Gaitsgory)
  • Dr John Power, University of Bath (visiting CoACT)
  • Prof Walter Tholen, University of York (visiting CoACT)
  • Prof Kazuya Kobayashi, Chuo University Japan (visiting Prof Paul Smith)
  • Dr Martin Markl, Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (visiting A/Prof Michael Batanin)
  • Prof Qui Huy Bui, University of Canterbury (visiting Prof Xuan Thinh Duong)
  • Dr David White, Denison University (visiting Associate Professor Michael Batanin)
  • Dr Alexei Davydov, Ohio University (visiting CoACT)
  • Professor Stephen Garrett, University of Leicester (visiting Professor Jim Denier)
  • Dr Dongyong Yang, Xiamen University (visiting Prof Xuan Duong, Dr Ji Li)
  • Prof Mahadevan Ganesh, Colorado School of Mines (visiting Dr Stuart Hawkins)
  • Dr Eugenia Chen, School of the Art Institute Chicago (visiting A/Prof Steve Lack)

Events in the Department of Mathematics


2018 Events

  • Australian Category Seminar

    Australian Category Seminar


    The Australian Category Seminar is organised by the Centre of Australian Category Theory (CoACT). It was founded in 1971 and has met at...
  • Colloquium

    Colloquium


    The Department Colloquium are held on Friday afternoons, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, during teaching semester and are followed by refreshments....
  • Lunchtime Seminar Series

    Lunchtime Seminar Series


    A series of talks presented by staff from the Department of Mathematics, on topics of broad general interest. The talks will be aimed at the lowe...
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