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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).
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, noncommutative and algebraic geometry together with other geometric topics in mathematical physics, partial differential equations, index theory, Ktheory, moduli spaces, information security, string theory, 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 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) nationwide rankings, pure mathematics at Adelaide received an outstanding score of 5 (out of 5), rating it well above world standard as well as (joint) top ranking in the nation. For the ERA rankings within the university, see here
2009: IGA special events
Upcoming and recent IGA Events
2^{nd} AustraliaJapan conference on Geometry, Analysis and their Applications, Kyoto University, Japan,
January 30February 3, 2017.

Recent achievements by HDR students: Dr David Bowman (Larusson, Buchdahl) Commendation from the Dean for Doctoral Excellence. (2016) Mr Hao Guo (Varghese, Wang) 2016 B.H. Neumann Prize winner. Certificate. Mr Brett Chenoweth (Larusson, Buchdahl) Commendation from the Dean of Graduate Studies. (2016) Ms Kelli FrancisStaite (Murray, Leistner), Rhodes PhD Scholarship at Oxford University. (2015) Mr Konrad Pilch (Varghese, Murray), PhD scholarship at CALTECH. (2015) Mr William Crawford (Larusson, Buchdahl), University medal and APA for PhD at Monash University. (2015)
Recent achievements by ECRs 
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