Archive for October, 2015

Raining visitors!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

We don’t always keep this page up to date with visitors and this might explain why: We’re having a happy deluge of them!!
In a period of a little more than a month we’re hosting:

Jason Gao (Carleton University)
Krzysztof Choromanski (Google research)
Nick Cavenagh (University of Waikato)
Marston Conder (University of Auckland)
Gautam Appa (London School of Economics)
Reshma Ramadurai (University of Waikato)
Saad El-Zanati (Illinois State University)
Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo)

It’s great to have so many talented people visiting to talk maths — it makes for a very vibrant atmosphere of ideas.

Michael Payne wins a fellowship

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Fantastic news in the latest round of ARC funding, with Michael Payne winning a DECRA Fellowship. The subject of the fellowship is geometric graph theory.

David and Heiko get promoted

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Congratulations to David Wood, who has been promoted to Professor! This puts him on level E, the highest in the Australian system, and is a significant honour.

Congratulations also to Heiko Dietrich, who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer (level C). Again this is a strong endorsement of his academic performance.

Nick and Jane secure funding

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Congratulations to Nick Wormald and Jane Gao who have just been awarded a Discovery Grant by the Australian Research Council for them to study generation of random networks.