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Proudly supported in 2018-2023 by:
Mathai's Australian Laureate Fellowship support grant
Postdoc opportunities in Adelaide
Geometry lies at the core of modern mathematics with deep and wide
implications in all other mathematical disciplines. In the last decade
there has been an extraordinary confluence of ideas in mathematics and
theoretical physics brought about by pioneering discoveries in geometry
and analysis. Geometry pervades modern technology (medical imaging and
information security being two well known examples).
At one time a University Research Centre and the research arm of the Discipline of Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, the Institute for Geometry and its Applications (IGA) was founded on the 7th of November 1996, in recognition of the strong group of researchers in geometry and its applications at Adelaide, with its inaugural director being Professor Michael Eastwood (Adelaide). The IGA organises symposia, workshops, instructional schools and regular seminars. The IGA also provides collaborative opportunities to promote research in geometry. The IGA staff are currently researching in a wide range of subjects in the area of geometry including differential, finite, complex, non-commutative and algebraic geometry together with geometric topics in mathematical physics including quantum theory, topological phases of matter, string theory; geometric analysis; index theory; K-theory; moduli spaces; category theory; information security and representation theory. The IGA has recently been recognized as being one of the University's Research Expertise and Strengths in the fundamental disciplines.
In the recent 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) nationwide rankings, Pure Mathematics at Adelaide received the outstanding score of 5 (out of 5), rating it well above world standard as well as (joint) top ranking in the nation, photo. For the 2018 ERA rankings within the university, see here. The School of Mathematics also received a top ERA 5 rating as well as a top rating in the new 2018 EI (Engagement and Impact) assessment.
In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) nationwide rankings, Pure Mathematics at Adelaide received the outstanding score of 5 (out of 5), rating it well above world standardas well as (joint) top ranking in the nation. For the 2015 ERA rankings within the university, see here
2009: IGA special events
IGA/AMSI workshop. Finite Geometry: a workshop in honour of Tim Pentilla December 16-17, 2019, at The University of Adelaide.
IGA/AMSI Workshop, Index theory and applications to positive scalar curvature and related areas, June 4-8, 2018.
Lecture series on Morse theory and applications by A/Prof Graeme Wilkin (NUS), July 11, 18, 25, 2018.
Index Theory, Duality and Related Fields, June 17-21, 2019@Chern Institute
of Mathematics, Tianjin, China, in honour of Mathai.
Recent achievements by HDR students:
Mr Ahnaf Tajwar Tahabub is a 2020 Fulbright Future Scholarship recipient.
Dr Johnny Lim [qualified for PhD 2019](Varghese, Thiang, Wang) 2019 Elsevier Young Scientist Award. Dean's commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Lecturer, University Sains Malaysia, Penang.
Ms Kim Becker [qualified for MPhil 2019] (Murray, Stevenson). Dean's commendation for MPhil Thesis Excellence. 2019 University Master by Research Medal. 2019 Oxford Australia Scholarship student at U. Oxford (2019).
Mr Matthew Ryan [qualified for MPhil 2019] (Larusson, Murray). Dean's commendation for MPhil Thesis Excellence. Currently a full PhD (Statistics) scholarship student at Adelaide (2019).
Mr John McCarthy [qualified for MPhil in 2018] (Varghese, Baraglia) Currently a full PhD scholarship student at Imperial College, London. 2018 University Master by Research Medal for outstanding research, Dean's commendation for MPhil Thesis Excellence.
Mr Michael Hallam [qualified for MPhil in 2018] (Varghese, Baraglia) 2017 B.H. Neumann Prize winner. 2018 Elsevier Young Scientist Award winner. Dean's commendation for MPhil Thesis Excellence. Currently a full PhD scholarship student at U. Oxford (2018)
Dr Hao Guo [qualified for PhD in 2018] (Varghese, Wang) 2016 B.H. Neumann Prize winner. NSF funded Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M (2018-2021). Dean's commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.
Dr David Bowman (Larusson, Buchdahl) Dean's commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2016)
Mr Brett Chenoweth (Larusson, Buchdahl) Dean's commendation for MPhil Thesis Excellence (2016) PhD scholarship at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ms Kelli Francis-Staite (Murray, Leistner), Rhodes PhD Scholarship at Oxford University. (2015), PhD in 2019
Mr Konrad Pilch (Varghese, Murray), PhD scholarship at CALTECH. (2015)
Mr William Crawford (Larusson, Buchdahl), University medal (MPhil) and APA for PhD at Monash University. (2015)
Recent achievements by ECRs
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