Research Group Details

Mathematical Physics


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

Mathematical Physics

Academic Staff

Dr Richard BRAK (Senior Lecturer)
Research interests: Enumerative combinatorics, Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Processes, Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Markov processes, Combinatorics, Orthogonal functions and polynomials, Polymers, Modelling of biological systems
Prof Jan DE GIER (Head of School)
Research interests: Combinatorics, Mathematical Physics, Integrable models, Stochastic Processes
Prof Peter FORRESTER (Professor)
Research interests: Probability theory, Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Special functions, Integrable systems, Random Matrix Theory
Emeritus Professor Anthony (Tony) GUTTMANN (Professor)
Research interests: Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Exact solutions of lattice models, Statistical Mechanics, Enumerative combinatorics, Mathematical Physics
Dr Charles HILL (Lecturer)

Dr Mario KIEBURG (Lecturer)
Research interests: Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Chaos, Supersymmetry & Graded Algebras, Telecommunications systems, Quantum field theory, Time Series, Orthogonal functions and polynomials, Random Matrix Theory, Harmonic Analysis and Group & Representation Theory
Dr Johanna KNAPP (Lecturer)
Research interests: String theory, Algebraic geometry, Gauge Theory
Prof Aleks OWCZAREK (Professor)
Research interests: Exact solutions of lattice models, Statistical Mechanics, Enumerative combinatorics, Mathematical Physics, Integrable systems, Lattice polymer models
Prof Paul PEARCE (Professorial Fellow (Associate))
Research interests: Conformal/Quantum Field theory, Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Exact solutions of lattice models, Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Integrable systems
Dr Thomas QUELLA (Senior Lecturer)
Research interests: Representation Theory and Applications, Conformal field theory, quantum integrable models, Topological states of matter, tensor network states, Lie (super) algebras, diagram algebras, quantum groups, Quantum many-body physics
Dr David RIDOUT (Senior Lecturer)
Research interests: Conformal field theory, Vertex operator algebras, Representation theory, Lie (super) algebras, Integrable models
Dr Volker SCHLUE (Lecturer)
Research interests: Partial Differential Equations, General relativity, Geometric analysis
Dr Michael WHEELER (Senior Lecturer)
Research interests: Algebraic Combinatorics, Exactly solvable lattice models , Stochastic Processes, Integrable probability, Symmetric function theory
Professor Paul ZINN-JUSTIN (Professor)
Research interests: Schubert calculus, Algebraic Combinatorics, Quantum integrable systems

Research Fellows

Dr Nicholas BEATON (Research Fellow)

Dr Chris BRADLY (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Statistical Mechanics, Polymers
Dr Alexandr (Sasha) GARBALI (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Mathematical Physics, Discrete Mathematics
Dr Jules LAMERS (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Research interests: Quantum integrable systems, Quantum algebra, Mathematical Physics, Lattice polymer models, Orthogonal functions and polynomials
Dr Masahide MANABE (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Mathematical Physics, Mathematics of string theory

Honorary Staff

Professor Ian ENTING
Principal Fellow (Associate)
Emeritus Professor Anthony (Tony) GUTTMANN
Emeritus Professor (Associate)
Dr Anthony MAYS
Fellow (Associate)
Prof Paul PEARCE
Professorial Fellow (Associate)

Postgraduate Students

FEHILY Zachary
GUNNA Ajeeth
MACLEOD Nicholas
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ZHANG Jiyuan

Honours & Masters (RT) Students

BROWN Lachlan
JOHNSON Madeleine
MEAD William
PRYOR Robert
SELVAM Sharanya
SMITH Caleb Andrew
TAN Daniel