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Doctor Darcy

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Great work by Darcy Best, whose PhD was officially ratified by the powers-that-be on June 20. So he is now a dinky-di doctor of philosophy. If you have any philosophical ailments, book an appointment. I’m sure his fees are reasonable.

Darcy’s thesis was entitled “Transversal This, Transversal That”. It is available here:

5th International Combinatorics Conference a big success

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Monash hosted the 5th International Combinatorics Conference from 3-9 December 2017. It was attended by 163 mathematicians and students from Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam (fully justifying the name of the conference!). There were 124 talks, 2 excursions, a public lecture and a memorable dinner.

Ian at The LaboraStory

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Ian Wanless gave a most entertaining talk at The Laborastory today, as part of their annual villains edition.

3 Minute Thesis

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Congratulations to Darcy Best who won the Faculty of Science 3 Minute Thesis Competition as well as winning the people’s vote. Darcy will now represent the Faculty at the Monash-wide competition.

Maths Graduate Open Day

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The School of Mathematical Sciences is hosting a Maths Graduate Open Day on Friday, 9 September, 2016. Potential postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand will be invited to visit the School and meet with academics to discuss research topics, meet with current postgraduate students, spend some time on campus, and also enjoy an evening out in the city of Melbourne. Applications to participate close on Friday, 19 August 2016. Also see the `students’ page on the right.

32nd Annual Victorian Algebra Conference

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash is hosting the 32nd Annual Victorian Algebra Conference (VAC32) from Thursday October 2 – Friday October 3. Registration is free.

Congratulations Daniel and Michael

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Congratulations to Daniel Harvey and Michael Payne, who recently completed their PhD degrees at Melbourne University, supervised by David Wood.

Daniel Harvey “On treewidth and graph minors
Michael Payne “Combinatorial geometry of point sets with collinearities

Both Daniel and Michael have strong connections to Monash: Daniel is currently a research fellow, and Michael did his undergraduate degree here.

Finally, congratulations to Graham Farr, who is now an academic grandfather.