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.

Richard Brak     Enumerative combinatorics, statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, critical phenomena (phase transitions), Markov processes, combinatorics, orthogonal functions and polynomials, polymers, modelling of biological systems.

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

Omar Foda     Integrable systems, algebraic combinatorics, statistical mechanics, mathematical physics, quantum field theory, mathematics of string theory.

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.

Jesper Ipsen     Discrete mathematics, mathematical physics.

Jules Lamers     Quantum integrable systems, quantum algebra, mathematical physics, lattice polymer models, orthogonal functions and polynomials.

Masahide Manabe     Mathematical physics, mathematics of string theory.

Anthony Mays     Mathematical physics, random matrix theory, juggling mathematics.

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.

Thomas Wong     Applications of enumerative combinatorics, both analytical and numerical approaches, to problems in statistical mechanics.

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.