ANZAMP Meeting 2015

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP) is a Division of AustMS.

The fourth ANZAMP annual meeting will be held at Noah’s on the Beach in the city of Newcastle, NSW from 9-11 December, 2015.

Newcastle was highlighted by Lonely Planet in its global list of Top 10 Cities for 2011. Newcastle and surrounds has an abundance of beautiful sights including beaches, the potential for whale and dolphin watching, native animal reserves, bushwalking and the Hunter Valley Wine District.

For information on transport to Newcastle, and links to various options for accommodation, please visit the Transport and accommodation page.

This year there will in addition be a satellite conference to celebrate Tony Guttmann's birthday, to be held in Newcastle from 7-8 December. For more information please see the conference website.

Registration is now open. Please visit the registration page for details. (Earlybird rates no longer available, and now registration is for participation only, all speaking slots have been filled.)


  • Sasha Garbali won the A. J. Guttmann prize for his talk "The Izergin--Korepin model at a root of unity".
  • 3/11/15: List of conference participants, with talk titles and a few abstracts available at: participants.
  • 7/11/15: Earlybird registration over. All speaking slots have been filled, so registration is for participation only.
  • 23/11/15: Program added, and details on welcome reception and joint public lecture.

Keynote speakers

Mireille Bousquet-Mélou University of Bordeaux The Potts model on planar maps
Denis Evans Australian National University Dissipation and the foundations of classical statistical thermodynamics
Daniel Jafferis Harvard University Supersymmetric partitions functions of quantum field theories
Rod Gover The University of Auckland Calculus for conformally compact manifolds, generalising the Willmore energy, and the geometry of scale
Kentaro Hori IPMU, The University of Tokyo Duality in quantum field theory and equivalences of categories
Sarah Post University of Hawaii Superintegrable systems and special functions

Welcome Reception and Public Lecture

On Tuesday, December 8 the welcome reception will be from 5:30pm-6pm at Newcastle City Hall. Drinks and nibbles will be provided, and registration for the ANZAMP meeting will be open.

Immediately following the welcome reception, there will be a joint public lecture at the same venue from 6pm-7pm, by Head Mathematics Teacher at the Hunter School of the Performing Arts, Cassandra Portelli, and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Nalini Joshi: Researchers and teachers talking: journeys through mathematics and life. The public lecture is part of the Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education (IMSITE) project, and is a joint effort between IMSITE and ANZAMP. Further details here.

Registration will remain open until 7:30pm (but unfortunately no more drinks and nibbles will be supplied). Newcastle City Hall is conveniently located close to many restaurants, including the popular Darby street which is known as one of Newcastle's premier “eat streets”.


Local Organising Committee Program Committee Administrative Officer
Judy-anne Osborn (Chair) Judy-anne Osborn (Chair, University of Newcastle) Ms Kerry Hill,
Nathan Clisby Debra Bernhardt (University of Queensland) ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics
Kerry Hill Nathan Clisby (University of Melbourne) and Statistics of Complex Systems,
Juliane Turner Jonathan Kress (University of New South Wales) 139 Barry St,
Jon Links (University of Queensland) The University of Melbourne, 3010
David Ridout (Australian National University) Australia.
Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli (University of Western Australia) e-mail:
Matt Visser (Victoria University of Wellington) Fax: +61 3 9347 8165


Newcastle vista Dudley Bluff
View of Newcastle, from Stockton across the bay. Dudley Bluff.
Photo by Mark McIntosh, released under creative commons attribution-share alike license. Photo by Tim J Keegan, released under creative commons attribution-share alike license.
surf club Customs house
Nobbys Beach surf club. Newcastle Customs House.
Photo by Tim J Keegan released under creative commons attribution-share alike license. Photo by JROBBO released under creative commons attribution-share alike license.

Past meetings

2012 Inaugural ANZAMP meeting at Lorne, Victoria
2013 Second ANZAMP meeting at Mooloolaba, Queensland
2014 Third ANZAMP meeting at Melbourne, Victoria

A. J. Guttmann Prize

This prize ($500) is awarded for the most outstanding talk by a student or recent graduate (PhD completed in the calendar year of the meeting) presented at each ANZAMP meeting. The prize is named in honour of Professor Anthony J. Guttmann, who has been, and continues to be, a leading figure in the mathematical physics community in Australia. Among many distinctions, Tony Guttmann has a distinguished research record in statistical mechanics, was President of the Australian Mathematical Society and was one of the leading figures in the establishment of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. Tony is renowned for the guidance and wisdom he offers to his colleagues and students, and he is a tireless advocate of programs for talented students in mathematical physics, and mathematics more generally.

Winners of the A. J. Guttmann Prize

2012 Elena Tartaglia Logarithmic superconformal minimal models
2013 Inna Lukyanenko Properties of the Bethe Ansatz equations for Richardson-Gaudin models
2014 Calum Robertson Newtonian limits and the evolution of inhomogeneous universes
2015 Alexandr Garbali The Izergin--Korepin model at a root of unity

ANZAMP Meeting 2015 Sponsors

MASCOS logo ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS)
ACEMS logo ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)
ANZAMP logo Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP)
ANU logo Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU
CARMA logo Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA)
Newcastle logo The University of Newcastle
UNSW logo The University of New South Wales