The AMSI Winter School is one of AMSI’s flagship higher education vacation schools and outreach programs. The Hon. Jane Prentice MP opened the 10th annual event on Monday, 29 June at the University of Queensland’s Science Learning Centre.
The Winter School aims to enable participants to broaden and deepen their mathematical knowledge, and build collaborative networks with other PhD students and early career researchers.
2015’s theme was on Algebra, Geometry and Physics, aimed at post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the mathematical sciences and cognate disciplines.
Four programs were offered over two-weeks, with a combination of introductory and advanced topics:
- Moduli Spaces and Symplectic Geometry
- Geometric Representation Theory
- K-Theory and its applications
- Moonshine Conjectures and Vertex Operator Algebras
The lectures were given by well established senior researchers from Australia and abroad, as well as experts in the field, many of whom received their PhD’s from worldclass institutions overseas (for example, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University) and who have now settled relatively recently at various Australian universities.