Institute for Geometry and its Applications

School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Adelaide, Australia

Workshop on New Currents in Geometry in Australia

highlighting the work of early career researchers

16-18 November 2009

The Institute for Geometry and its Applications will host a Workshop on New Currents in Geometry in Australia at the University of Adelaide from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November 2009.

Research in geometry in Australia is being broadened and strengthened by young researchers who have joined universities around the country in recent years. In addition to lectures by many of the younger mathematicians working in geometry in Australia today, the workshop will provide an opportunity for informal discussions focused on new ideas and new directions in the diverse and interrelated geometric areas of mathematics.

The workshop is the first event in the IGA Special Year in Geometry and its Applications.

There is no formal registration process or fee, but, for planning purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend the workshop. Just drop an e-mail to finnur.larusson at We will be happy to suggest accommodation options to interstate visitors.


David Baraglia, Oxford University
James Borger, Australian National University
Emma Carberry, University of Sydney
Julie Clutterbuck, Australian National University
Ilya Kossovskiy, Australian National University
Thomas Leistner, University of Adelaide
Pengzi Miao, Monash University
Peter Milley, University of Melbourne
Todd Oliynyk, Monash University
Lawrence Reeves, University of Melbourne
Adam Rennie, Australian National University
Peter van der Kamp, La Trobe University
Bryan Wang, Australian National University
Craig Westerland, University of Melbourne
Feng Xu, Australian National University
Hao Yin, University of Queensland

The workshop will start at 9:00 am on Monday 16 November and finish by 3:15 pm on Wednesday 18 November. The lectures will be given in the Benham Lecture Theatre on the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide (coordinates C9 on this map). Click below for the workshop schedule and the abstracts of the talks.

Schedule Abstracts

The workshop is supported by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.

Participants from AMSI member institutions may be eligible for AMSI-funded support for their travel expenses and should consult their head of mathematics.

For more information, please contact one of the organisers:

Finnur Lárusson
Michael Murray
Mathai Varghese