# 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

**Dr Nicholas BEATON** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Mathematical Physics*

**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*

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

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

**Dr Lucas HACKL** (Lecturer)

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

**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 Johanna KNAPP** (Senior Lecturer)

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

**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*

**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*

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

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

**Dr Volker SCHLUE** (Lecturer)

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

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

Research interests: *Algebraic Combinatorics, 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*

## Research Fellows

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

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

**Dr Luca CASSIA** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Justine FASQUEL** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Zachary FEHILY** (Research Fellow)

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

Research interests: *Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics*

**Dr Joseph MCGOVERN** (Research Fellow)

## Honorary Staff

**Professor Ian ENTING **

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

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

Professorial Fellow (Associate)