With the meeting fast approaching, please check here regularly for announcements and updates.
- The Blue Hat Prize for best non-student talk, as judged by students,
goes to Emily Riehl, for her amazing plenary talk on Wednesday.
- Conference recordings: you can access them from the lobby in the same way as you joined them
(a few hours after each session ends).
Look in the Sessions tab on the left for the session of interest:
the "Join" button has changed to "Watch recording".
They will be available for a week after the conference ends;
there are no external links to these recordings:
they are available only to registered participants.
The Bernhard Neumann Prize
is awarded each year for an outstanding student talk.
This year's prize goes to
(University of Sydney) for his talk
“Hecke category actions via Smith–Treumann theory”
in the Representation Theory session.
Honorable mentions to:
- Bethany Caldwell, (UniSA)
- James Stanfield, (UQ)
- Alan Stoneham, (UNSW)
- Giacomo Tendas, (Macquarie University)
Probability Theory and Stochastics: Thursday 9th: The talk by Xi Geng will be moved to Friday. The Thursday session will start at 13:30.
Friday 10th: Xi Geng will give a keynote talk (Talk by Nathan Ross is canceled).
Hui Ouyang's talk has moved from Thursday 9:00am to Wednesday 14:00.
- Non-commutative Geometry and Operator Algebras:
Thursday Alex Mundey 13.30pm and Aidan Sims 14.30
will change to
Alex Mundey 14.30pm and Aidan Sims 13.30.
Aparna Pradeep Vadakke Kovilakam will give her talk on
Wednesday at 19:30 in the slot originally intended
for Carmine Monetta, who will instead give his talk on Friday at 17:30.
Face-to-face Group Photo (click for larger version):
The interactive conference schedule is
For record-keeping reasons, the Annual General Meeting will take place in a standalone
(i.e. ordinary) Zoom meeting, the link to which was emailed to all AustMS members.
is now available. It will be regularly updated.
- You can download the
the master schedule here.
- Zoom Events. The talks will be online in Zoom Events.
This is not the same as a regular Zoom meeting that can be joined from a
You will have received an email (On Tuesday 30 November)
with a ticket to Zoom Events. This ticket
is free, but you need a Zoom login. You can either create one, or use an
email address (like your university email address) that is already registerd
with Zoom. If you would like to use a different email address than the one
you used to register for the conference, let us know.
here for more information.
- gather.town. Like last year, we'll be using gather.town as a place
to mingle online. You can access it via a link that was sent to your
email (On Tuesday 30 November).
We will have a meet-and-greet in gather.town on Monday evening 7-8pm,
as well as another gathering around the time of the conference dinner.
Besides that, gather.town will remain open throughout the conference, so
please drop in and meet people, especially during coffee breaks.
- Discord. We have set up a discord server for the conference.
Discord is a messaging app that has a variety of discussion channels,
including one for each session. If you let it, it can also deliver push
notifications to your device, which is the quickest way to get updates
about the conference.
You will have received an email (On Tuesday 30 November)
containing the link to join Discord, along
with instructions for signing up.
- If you are attending the face-to-face component, please
complete this form.
It is required for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes, and you can also
indicate which sessions you would like to attend, which helps
us allocate venues for you.
- We are charging face-to-face participants $100 to contribute to catering costs.
Please click on the Payments link in the
to make your payment if you are planning to attend in person.
- The conference dinner will take place at the
Customs House Hotel
on the foreshore on Thursday 9 December.
We are charging dinner participants $100 to contribute to dinner costs.
Please click on the Payments link in the
to make your payment
if you are planning to attend in person.
- Email issues. Looks like the worst of the email issues have
been resolved now.
The 65th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be hosted by the University of Newcastle's School of Information
and Physical Sciences.
Due to the current uncertainty about future government restrictions concerning the ongoing pandemic, the conference will
primarily be held on-line, with all talks delivered via Zoom. There will be a face-to-face component
of the conference at the University of Newcastle's City Campus, allowing participants to mingle and speakers to broadcast their
Zoom talks from lecture rooms in front of a live audience.
- Abstract submission closes: 15th November 22nd November [NOW CLOSED]
- Online attendance registration closes: 7th December (start of conference)
- Face-to-face attendance registration closes: 29 November
- Conference dinner registration closes: 29 November
- Conference: 7–10 December, 2021 (Tuesday to Friday)
All conference sessions will be held in Zoom, with connection details are available in the Zoom section. We are using Zoom Events,
which must be joined via the conference lobby in the Zoom client, so please try this out before the first day of the conference.
The face-to-face component of the AustMS21 conference will take place at the
University's City Campus, in parallel with the online
component of the conference. The Zoom talks of selected sessions will be streamed live in the venues, and talks can be presented live in
these venues while being simultaneously broadcast over Zoom.
Click here for a map (with floors and rooms)
Please note that, due to the University of Newcastle's COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, only doubly-vaccinated
participants may attend in person; please bring you proof of vaccination. Please complete the form at
https://forms.gle/ZPf8oiJJoYWWUETTA to enter the necessary contact-tracing
information, and to indicate which sessions you would like to attend in person. This will help us allocate live venues to
We are charging a fee to contribute to catering costs, please click on the Payment link in the Register! system to make your payment.
The conference dinner will be held at the Customs House Hotel in Newcastle.
Click here for a map
We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle!
You can download the conference booklet here. It contains a detailed timetable as well
as abstracts and other information about the conference.
Timetable and Abstracts
The conference timetable can also be seen on mathematics.org.au.
The schedule has been added below. The programme is divided into 30 minute slots.
- Contributed talks: 1 slot
- 20 min talk + 5 min questions + 5 min setup next talk
- Special Session keynote speakers: 2 slots
- 45 min talk + 10 min questions + 5 min setup
- Plenary talks: 2 slots
- 50 min talk + 10 min questions
To be held via Zoom on Monday 6th December. See the workshop page for more information.
Thursday 9 December, 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm, at Customs House Hotel.
AustMS Annual General Meeting
The 2021 AGM will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday 9th December.
Click on the image below to download a PDF version.
(Note: information for speakers and session chairs has been added below)
The web page for accessing the Zoom Events Lobby for the conference is:
You need to log in using your Zoom account (possibly using the SSO option for university Zoom accounts) (client version 5.6.3 or higher is required). At that point you should see one of the following:
- the welcome page with a "Join Lobby" button (great, click it and try it out!)
- the welcome page with a "Register" button (great, click it and register, then go to the link again and try the lobby)
- a "404 You don't have permission to access this page" page (read on)
- if, after clicking "Join Lobby", you see "Unable to Join Lobby" (see below), you need to log into the Zoom client
Everyone needs to get to the "Join Lobby" option eventually; that is the ONLY way to join the conference via Zoom.
If you see the "Register" button, please register and then come back to the link above, where you should see "Join Lobby".
Once you get to the page with the "Join Lobby" button, please try joining it (it's open now and will remain so for the next 30 days or so). From there you can
join sessions in progress and see the session schedule, etc., and "bookmark" sessions to construct your own itinerary.
If you see the "404" page, please click the "Tickets" button and then hover over your initials in the top right-hand corner of
the page. Here you will see the email address that is associated with your Zoom account: send this to
David.Allingham@newcastle.edu.au so that it can be added to the "guest list"; after that you should be able to repeat this
process, visiting the link above, register and then join the lobby.
If you see a message saying "Unable to Join Lobby (This Zoom event ticket is associated with a
different Zoom account..." after clicking "Join Lobby", it probably means that you aren't logged in to
the Zoom client. Click "cancel" and then "Sign In".
Zoom Help Article
Zoom have a help article on "Getting started as a Zoom Events Attendee
" which contains more information (but probably too much information!).
Information For Speakers
- Joining your session
- You must join the conference using the lobby. The link for this and details about connecting are above.
- This is not a normal Zoom meeting: you must claim your ticket beforehand, as described above.
- Once in the lobby you will see the sessions in progress (if any) at the top and the schedule as "Sessions" on the left.
- In the Sessions page you can use the search or filter at the top to find your session.
- You can bookmark sessions to construct your personal "Itinerary" on the left.
- Join your session in good time.
- Once you join the session, you will enter a regular Zoom meeting which behaves as you are used to.
- All participants can unmute themselves and share their screens, so please observe normal Zoom etiquette.
- When your turn comes, share your screen and unmute.
- The active speaker and any screen sharing are recoreded automatically.
- If you do not wish for your talk to be recorded, please inform the session host so that they can pause or stop the recording.
Information For Session Chairs
- Hosts and co-hosts
- the first-listed organiser on the website has been given host powers
- the other organisers have co-host powers
- after that, these things can be delegated as usual for Zoom (eg. if you leave you have to assign a host)
- the organisers will be hovering around to help with starting sessions etc.
- you can happily start your session early to admit people
- click the dots in the chat window to set "Participant can chat with:" to "everyone" if it is not enabled
- recording for all sessions will start automatically
- only the "active speaker" and screen sharing will be recorded
- the host can stop or pause recording for that session using the controls at the top of the meeting
- if you "stop" a meeting instead of pausing, you can re-start recordings using the controls at the bottom
- it would be best to use "pause" rather than "stop" to keep session recordings in a single piece
- attendees have consented to recording when they claimed their Zoom ticket, but are not recorded at all anyway unless they unmute
- once in each session it is just like a regular Zoom meeting
- the host and co-host(s) have all of the usual powers to mute people and invite them to turn on their video, etc.
- the host can assign host and co-host powers to other people
- if the host leaves, they must assign the host power to someone else
- Ending the session
- you can safely start and end a session, and return to it later (eg. test it out today and still use it at the conference)
- you can safely "end meeting for all" and return to it later, too
- please use the allocated session on the right day (e.g., in theory you could use Tuesday's session on every other day, but most people will join the
actual day's scheduled Zoom session
The 2021 Australian Mathematical Society Early-Career Workshop will be held online, preceding the 65th Annual Meeting of the
Australian Mathematical Society. It will run on Monday 6th December.
Featuring speakers from industry and academia, the AustMS ECW 2021 aims to provide early-career mathematicians with the chance
to discuss career pathways, get advice from experienced mathematicians, and (digitally) network with other early-career
Registration is free and is recommended for current higher-degree research students and ECRs up to five years post-PhD. A Zoom
link for the workshop sent to registered participants closer to the date of the workshop. CLICK HERE TO
You can now download the ECR Workshop booklet.
|• Brian Alspach||University of Newcastle|
|• Maria Athanassenas||Department of Defence|
|• Jennifer Flegg||University of Melbourne|
|• Ivan Guo||Monash University|
|• Nina Holden||ETH Zurich|
|• Geordie Williamson||University of Sydney|
|Monday 6th December|
|11:00||Q and A|
|15:00||Q and A|
Sophie Calabretto, Valentina Wheeler, Mat Langford (local liaison).
Hover over a session name to see its organisers and abstract.
- Applied and Industrial Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Cryptography, Coding Theory and Related Topics
- Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
- Equity Diversity and Inclusivity in Mathematics
- Geometric and Harmonic Analysis
- Geometry with Symmetries
- Harmonic Analysis and Hyperbolic PDEs
- Indigenising University Mathematics
- Integrable Systems and Mathematical Physics
- Mathematics Education
- Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras
- Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry
- Partial Differential Equations: From Theory to Applications
- Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
- Representation Theory
- Visualisation and Mathematical Art
Registration is now open although submission of abstracts is now closed. Registration is for the online portion of the conference. Pricing will depend on your membership status and on whether you have research funding:
- Students and unfunded AustMS/ANZIAM/ANZAMP members: free
- Funded AustMS/ANZIAM/ANZAMP members: $50
- Non-members: $75
- Special offer for those eligible for AustMS reciprocal membership: $74 for registration + two years AustMS reciprocal membership
- Face-to-face attendance (for catering etc.): $100
- Conference dinner: $100
Abstract submission is done through the same system and closes on the 15th November 22nd November [NOW CLOSED].
Registration for the Early-Career Workshop can be made on this site, using the link below.
Local Organising Committee
|• Chair:||Florian Breuer|
|• Secretary & Treasurer:||Juliane Turner|
|• Special Sessions:||Bishnu Lamichhane, James McCoy|
|• ECR workshop liaison:||Mat Langford|
|• WIMSIG meeting organiser:||Natalie Thamwattana|
|• Social Program:||Stephan Tornier, Ljiljana Brankovic|
|• Registration system:||John Banks|
|• Education afternoon:||Judy-anne Osborn|
|• Discord server:||Björn Rüffer|
|• Website/Zoom:||David Allingham|
|• At large:||George Willis, JV Pinto e Silva, Fran Baker|
AustMS Program Advisory Board
|• Amie Albrecht ||(UNISA)|
|• Maria Athanassenas ||(DSTO)|
|• Vladimir Bazhanov ||(ANU)|
|• Florian Breuer ||(UoN)|
|• Serena Dipierro ||(UWA)|
|• Vlad Ejov ||(Flinders U)|
|• Jerzy Filar ||(UQ)|
|• Joanne Hall ||(RMIT)|
|• Anthony Licata ||(ANU)|
|• Alina Ostafe ||(UNSW)|
|• Gerd Schmalz ||(UNE)|
|• Natalie Thamwattana ||(UoN)|
|• Chris Tisdell ||(UNSW)|
|• George Willis ||(UoN)|
The Education Afternoon is especially crafted towards the needs and interests of school teachers;
and is free for school teachers to attend. Academics from the mathematical sciences and schools of
education will present on topics of diverse interest to school teachers. Some of this will also be of
broader interest to those of us who teach in any of the education sectors. All are welcome.