Mathematical Physics

Research in the field of mathematical physics from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Nicholas Beaton     Statistical mechanics, particularly lattice models of walks, polygons, animals and trees, and their applications to modelling interacting polymer systems.

Chris Bradly     Statistical mechanics and polymers

Jan de Gier     Combinatorics, mathematical physics, integrable models, stochastic processes.

Peter Forrester     Probability theory, mathematical physics, statistical mechanics, special functions, integrable systems, random matrix theory.

Alexandr (Sasha) Garbali     Mathematical physics, discrete mathematics.

Anthony (Tony) Guttmann     Critical phenomena (phase transitions), exact solutions of lattice models, statistical mechanics, enumerative combinatorics, mathematical physics.

Charles Hill     Quantum computation

Mario Kieburg     Harmonic analysis and group and representation theory, random matrix theory, orthogonal functions and polynomials, quantum field theory, telecommunications systems, supersymmetry & graded algebras, quantum chaos, quantum information theory.

Johanna Knapp     String theory, algebraic geometry, gauge Theory

Aleks Owczarek     Exact solutions of lattice models, statistical mechanics, enumerative combinatorics, mathematical physics, integrable systems, lattice polymer models.

Paul Pearce     Conformal/quantum field theory, critical phenomena (phase transitions), exact solutions of lattice models, statistical mechanics, mathematical physics, integrable systems.

Thomas Quella     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.

David Ridout     Conformal field theory, vertex operator algebras, representation theory, Lie (super) algebras, integrable models.

Volker Schlue     Partial differential equations, general relativity, geometric analysis.

Michael Wheeler     Algebraic combinatorics, exactly solvable lattice models, stochastic processes, integrable probability, symmetric function theory, combinatorics.

Paul Zinn-Justin     Quantum integrable systems, algebraic combinatorics, Schubert calculus.

Research centres

ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)
Brings together Australia's best researchers in applied mathematics, statistics, mathematical physics and machine learning.

Mathematical Research Institute MATRIX
MATRIX is an international research institute that runs research programs where world lead researchers in the mathematical sciences, as well as experts from business and industry, can come together.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.