# 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 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

TRINH Allan

XU Ruijie – ‘Some interacting quarter plane walk rpoblems’

ZHANG Jiyuan

## Honours & Masters (RT) Students

BLOOMFIELD Luke

BROWN Lachlan

FIELD Tyson

JOHNSON Madeleine

MAHONY Ned

MEAD William

NELSON James

PRYOR Robert

SELVAM Sharanya

SMITH Caleb Andrew

STOECKL Kurt

TAN Daniel

TURVEY Caelan