# Mathematical Physics

## About

Mathematical Physics is the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories. It spans almost the whole range of mathematics and combines the excitement of research in physics and mathematics. Mathematical Physics smoothly interpolates between Theoretical Physics and Pure Mathematics in terms of rigour. The focus in research is often on conceptual and fundamental questions, but Mathematical Physics delivers well trained graduates who can be found working in high-end jobs.

## Seminar series

## Academic Staff

**Prof Jan DE GIER** (Professor)

Research interests: *Combinatorics, Integrable models, Mathematical Physics, Stochastic Processes*

**Prof Peter FORRESTER** (Professor)

Research interests: *Integrable systems, Mathematical Physics, Probability theory, Random Matrix Theory, Special functions, Statistical Mechanics*

**Prof Aleks OWCZAREK** (Professor)

Research interests: *Enumerative combinatorics, Exact solutions of lattice models, Integrable systems, Lattice polymer models, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics*

**Prof Paul PEARCE** (Professorial Fellow (Associate))

Research interests: *Conformal/Quantum Field theory, Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Exact solutions of lattice models, Integrable systems, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics*

**Emeritus Professor Anthony (Tony) GUTTMANN** (Professor)

Research interests: *Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Enumerative combinatorics, Exact solutions of lattice models, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics*

**A/Prof Michael WHEELER** (Associate Professor)

Research interests: *Algebraic Combinatorics, Exact solutions of lattice models, Exactly solvable lattice models , Integrable probability, Stochastic Processes, Symmetric function theory*

**Professor Paul ZINN-JUSTIN** (Professor)

Research interests: *Algebraic Combinatorics, Quantum integrable systems, Schubert calculus*

**Dr Nicholas BEATON** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Mathematical Physics*

**A/Prof David RIDOUT** (Associate Professor)

Research interests: *Conformal field theory, Integrable models, Lie (super) algebras, Representation theory, Vertex operator algebras*

**Dr Mario KIEBURG** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Harmonic Analysis and Group & Representation Theory, Orthogonal functions and polynomials, Quantum Chaos, Quantum field theory, Quantum Information Theory, Random Matrix Theory, Supersymmetry & Graded Algebras, Telecommunications systems, Time Series*

**Dr Thomas QUELLA** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Conformal field theory, quantum integrable models, Lie (super) algebras, diagram algebras, quantum groups, Quantum many-body physics, Representation Theory and Applications, Topological states of matter, tensor network states*

**Dr Volker SCHLUE** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *General relativity, Geometric analysis, Partial Differential Equations*

**Dr Johanna KNAPP** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Algebraic geometry, Gauge Theory, String theory*

**Dr Lucas HACKL** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *Quantum field theory, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum many-body physics*

## Research Fellows

**A/Prof Michael WHEELER** (ARC Future Fellow)

Research interests: *Algebraic Combinatorics, Exact solutions of lattice models, Integrable probability, Stochastic Processes, Symmetric function theory*

**Dr Alexandr (Sasha) GARBALI** (ARC DECRA)

Research interests: *Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics*

**Dr Zachary FEHILY** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Jean-Emile BOURGINE** (Research Fellow)

Research interests: *Integrable systems, Quantum groups, String theory, Supersymmetric gauge theories*

**Dr Justine FASQUEL** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Luca CASSIA** (Research Fellow)

## Honorary Staff

**Prof Paul PEARCE**

Professorial Fellow (Associate)
**Emeritus Professor Anthony (Tony) GUTTMANN**

Emeritus Professor (Associate)
**Professor Ian ENTING **

Principal Fellow (Associate)