Dr Iain AITCHISON

Senior Fellow (Associate)

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 157
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville Campus

Research Interests

  • Combinatorics, algebra and geometry
  • Geometry and number theory
  • Knot theory
  • Low dimensional topology of manifolds
  • Mathematical Physics

Research Groups

Extra Information

Diploma of Education Melbourne State College 1976 MSc Melbourne 1980
PhD Berkeley, California 1984 (Earle C. Anthony Fellow)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University 1984 - 86
Lecturer University of Melbourne 1986 - 90
Senior Lecturer University of Melbourne 1991 - 2007

Personal Interests:
International politics
History and Philosophy of Science
Gardening
House renovating/carpentry
Classical guitar playing (former teacher)
Listening to live jazz
Collecting books
Cycling (former Victorian champion)
Swimming
Ocean yacht racing (Melbourne - Hobart, etc)
Drinking wine
Eating spicy Asian cuisine

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
James COFFEY "3-manifolds built from injective handlebodies"
Thomas HANDSCOMB "Characteristic classes of surface bundles and Lefschetz fibrations"
John MASHFORD "Invariant measures and Mobius structures: a framework for field theory"
Armando RODADO "Weierstrass points and canonical cell decompositions of the moduli and teichmuller spaces of Riemann surfaces of genus two"