Sun, Surf and Mathematical Physics

ANZAMP Inaugural Annual Meeting


Last year saw the inception of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics – ANZAMP for short – by the Australian Mathematical Society. Mathematical physics is the study of mathematical structures arising in physics, such as string theory, probability theory, fractal curves, special functions and quantum gravity.

As their first inaugural meeting approaches the academic community is beginning to undulate.  The who’s who of mathematical physics will be there, along with many others from relevant fields.

Being held at the start of summer – December 2 – 5 – in Lorne, not only will it showcase current and exciting research, it will be showcasing Victoria's picturesque coast.

Of the many distinguished speakers, ANZAMP Chair Jan de Gier is “especially thrilled” that renowned physicist Arkady Tseytlin and 2006 Fields Medallist Andrei Okounkov will be presenting – the Fields Medal is the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The event commences with a reception on December 2 and the conference is held over the following three days at the Cumberland Lorne Resort, Lorne.  Registration closes on October 31.

Established to promote and encourage research in mathematical physics, ANZAMP is also strengthening links between mathematical physicists and those in the ‘real world’ where the discipline is relevant – across our continent, and the Tasman.

Further details about the conference and ANZAMP can be found here.