Prof Omar FODA


School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 193
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Mathematics of string theory
  • Quantum field theory
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Integrable systems

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • W. Chaimanowong, O. Foda. Coloured refined topological vertices and parafermion conformal field theories. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 53, 065401, 2020. doi: 10.1088/1751-8121/ab5e8e.

  • O. Foda. Off-critical local height probabilities on a plane and critical partition functions on a cylinder. NUCLEAR PHYSICS B, 928, 279-306, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2018.01.011.

  • O. Foda, M Manabe. Macdonald topological vertices and brane condensates. Nuclear Physics B, 936, 448-471, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2018.10.001.

  • O. Foda, Rui-Dong Zhu. An elliptic topological vertex. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, 51, 465401 (33pp), 2018. doi: 10.1088/1751-8121/aae654.

  • O. Foda, Jian-Feng Wu. A Macdonald refined topological vertex. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 294003 (49pp), 2017. doi: 10.1088/1751-8121/aa7605.

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Extra Information

For details of my research interests, please refer to my web page

Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Nicholas MACLEOD

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Alexander CARADOC "On vertex models with domain wall boundary conditions"
Stephen MCATEER "A diagrammatic approach to factorizing F- matrices in XXZ and XXX spin chains."
Michael WHEELER "Free fermions in classical and quantum integrable models."
Matthew ZUPARIC "Integrable systems and gauge theories"

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
Robert PRYOR

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
David BATT
Zeying CHEN
Michael COUCH "Noether's Theorem and Beyond: Symmetries in Mechanical Systems"
Fiona DRUITT "Hirota’s Direct Method and Sato’s Formalism in Soliton Theory"
Zachary FEHILY
Laura HATTAM "Finding Solutions to KP"
Nicholas MACLEOD
James PLUNKETT "An introduction to the algebraic Bethe ansatz"
Amy SULLIVAN "Inverse scattering solution of KdV equation"
Michael WHEELER "An Introduction To Riemann-Hilbert Problems And Their Applications"
Matthew ZUPARIC "The finite gap solution for the N particle periodic Toda lattice"

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2014 - 2016 ARC Discovery Integrable Systems in Gauge and String Theories (080082)
2010 - 2012 ARC Discovery Green functions, correlation functions and differential equations


  • Academic Board member


  • Math. Sciences Library Users Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Visiting Scholar (Fund) Committee