The 66th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, UNSW Sydney, 6-9 December 2022
The 66th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society takes place on Tuesday-Friday, December 6-9, 2022 at UNSW's Kensington Campus. There will be an associated Early Career Workshop taking place on Monday, December 5.
Mark Holmes and Edwin Perkins
On the range of lattice models in high dimensions
Probability Theory and Related Fields 176, no.3 (2020): 941-1009
Satish K. Pandey and Vern I. Paulsen
A spectral characterization of AN operators
J. Aust. Math. Soc. 102 (2017), no. 3, 369–391.
The conference dinner will be held on Thursday, December 8, and participation is included in the registration fee (except dinner is not included for single day registration) - please indicate whether you will attend when registering. Sign-ups for the conference dinner have now closed.
We are aware of multiple e-mail scams regarding hotel booking targeting conference participants. Please be careful and do not respond to solicitations from unknown parties. The organizers will never ask you for personal information or payment except through the official registration portal linked from the conference webpage.
Please note the following financial support opportunities offered by the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) and AustMS. The application deadline is 31 October 2022.
These awards are designed to provide full or partial support for women, trans and gender diverse mathematicians based in Australia to attend conferences or to visit collaborators, with approximately eight domestic Travel Awards and four international Travel Awards awarded annually.
These awards provide additional financial support to Australian mathematicians for their caring responsibilities, while they travel for conferences or research visits to collaborators, with approximately four Awards awarded annually. The potential uses of these Awards include, but are not limited to, short-term childcare or professional carers for elderly relatives.
We thank our sponsors, the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Sydney, the Australian Mathematical Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), and the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer (OCSE) for making this conference possible through their generous financial support.
There will be a public lecture on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00pm in Central Lecture Block 7. This is open to all, and registration is not necessary.
If you ask “how many...”, the answer should be a number. If you ask “what sort of symmetry...” the answer should be a group. Groups are the mathematical objects that describe symmetry wherever it is found, and often provide a bridge to pass from one context to another. In this talk, they will appear as we pass from the problem of deciding when two knotted pieces of string are the same to the problem of listing all finite-volume models of space and space-time. Along the way, we will consider what it means for a problem to be “hard” or even “unsolvable”, as we roam through flat earths and curved universes.
Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) used the word “knot” to describe any tricky puzzle. He would appreciate this landmark in our discussion: If a knot is not the not-knot, then the group of the knot is not the not-knot group. This was once a theorem of Max Dehn, now it is not; nevertheless it is true.
Martin Bridson comes from the Isle of Man and is the Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford, the President of the Clay Mathematics Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society. His research concerns the interactions of symmetry, geometry, topology and decidability. He is a recipient of the 2020 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition from the American Mathematical Society.
Please click on the session title for a list of abstracts and times.
If you do not see a suitable session for your talk, please choose the closest available session, or submit the abstract without choosing a session and we will try to match you with a session.
The 2022 Australian Mathematical Society Early-Career Workshop will be held at UNSW, preceding the 66th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. It will run on Monday 5th December.
The AustMS ECW 2022 aims to provide early-career mathematicians with the chance to discuss career pathways, get advice from experienced mathematicians, and network with other early-career academics. It is recommended for current higher-degree research students and ECRs up to five years post-PhD.
Registration for ECW2022 will be free for all registered participants of the Annual Meeting who are PhD students or ECRs at an Australian university or institute. If you wish to attend, please cross the ECW check box on the AustMS 2022 registration form.
Valentina Wheeler, Sophie Raynor; local liaisons: Pinhas Grossman and Vera Roschina.
Click the button below to download the ECR workshop booklet.
The Education Afternoon brings together high school mathematics teachers and academics for an afternoon of practical and thought-provoking discussions in mathematics education. This year…
Both in-person and remote participation will be possible, so we hope to welcome regional teachers to the event!
The Education Afternoon will take place on Wednesday, Dec 7, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Mathews Building, Room 101 (see campus map below). Participation in the Education Afternoon is free; if you are not already registered for the conference, please register using the registration link above (select "Education Afternoon" as the fee category).
Organisers: Laure Helme-Guizon, Jonathan Kress, Karen Man
For more information, visit the Education Afternoon page by clicking the button below.
To celebrate the return of the AustMS to UNSW and our first fully in-person AustMS conference in 3 years, we would like to present the “Neumann Talk Exhibition” inspired by the mathematical podcast, "The Neumann Talk". The Neumann Prize, named in honour of Bernhard H. Neumann, is awarded every year to the best student talk at the AustMS conference, with the first one being presented in 1985 at the conference hosted by UNSW. The aim of this exhibit is to capture the importance of "good" mathematical communication and embrace the growth of the mathematical community through gatherings such as the AustMS conference. The exhibit shares some interesting stories surrounding some of the great mathematics communication that has been delivered at the AustMS meetings over the past years.
Committee: Abi Srikumar (UNSW Sydney) (Chair), Anant Mathur (UNSW Sydney), Bethany Caldwell (University of South Australia), Christian Bagshaw (UNSW Sydney), Daniel Johnston (UNSW Canberra), Grace Garden (University of Sydney), Jack Neubecker (University of Queensland), Yudhi Bunjamin (UNSW Sydney) (Podcast Liaison)
(Please note that signups for the WIMSIG and conference dinners and the LGBTIQ+ and Allies lunch have now closed).
Click to download a short program, including a campus map with conference locations highlighted.
Click the button below for an interactive timetable.
Click the button below to download the pdf conference booklet. The booklet may be updated occasionally, and may not reflect late changes.
The conference will take place on UNSW Sydney's main campus in Kensington, in the Central Lecture Block (CLB) building and classrooms in the nearby Morven Brown and John Goodsell buildings.
The conference dinner will be held at the Fullerton Hotel, located at 1 Martin St in Sydney's CBD.
The conference is hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney). The UNSW main campus is located in Sydney's eastern suburb Kensington, close to Sydney airport and Coogee beach. A map (pdf) is provided for your convenience. The Central Lecture Block is at E19 on the campus map.The School of Mathematics and Statistics is located in the East Wing of the Red Centre (H13 on the campus map) of UNSW Sydney.
Eduroam is available on campus, and there is also guest wifi access.
Booking.com is a good platform to access good rates. You can enter "Randwick, Sydney" under destination.
There are many places for lunch on and near campus. A few options are
Sydney has an extensive public transport network involving trains, buses and ferries, see Transport NSW for full details. You will need an Opal card or an Opal single trip ticket. You can use your credit cards for public transport as well.
Opal cards can be obtained and topped up at outlets such as news agencies and convenience stores. Opal card fares are automatically calculated and deducted from your card based on where you tap on to where you tap off. You can purchase an Opal single bus ticket from the driver on board, with the exception that some bus routes are PrePay (cashless) at all times while some bus stops are PrePay at certain times of the day.
There are two light rails lines going between the CBD/Central Station and UNSW Sydney. Line L2 to Randwick stops within about a 5 minute walk of the conference venue (UNSW High Street station). Line L3 to Juniors Kingsford stops near University Mall (UNSW Anzac Parade station, which is about a 10 minute walk to the conference venue). The Fullerton Hotel, where the conference dinner will be held, is located near Wynyard station.
All non-Australian citizens travelling to Australia require a visa. If you have a valid New Zealand passport, you can travel to Australia and you will be issued with a Special Category Visa (SCV) on arrival.
See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for details on visitor visa options and visitor visa processsing times. In particular, citizens from some eligible countries can apply online for an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).