Associated Events

Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch


The Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch is held at national ANZIAM conferences to promote and celebrate the contribution of women to the mathematical sciences.

In 2017 the event will feature the female invited speakers at ANZIAM 2017: Dr Claire Postlethwaite, Associate Professor Maria Vlasiou and Dr Martine Woolf. Conference delegates of any gender are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion, which will be chaired by Associate Professor Lesley Ward. The Lunch will be held in parallel to the main conference lunch on Tuesday, 7 February. Tickets are free but must be booked through the conference registration system.

For information on and some advice from our female invited speakers please see the question-and-answer interviews.

The 2017 Lunch has been organised by Gobert Lee, Giang Nguyen and Yvonne Stokes on behalf of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG). Information on WIMSIG is available from the WIMSIG website. The Lunch is supported by ANZIAM, WIMSIG and the Australian Research Council through Professor Nalini Joshi's Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

MISG 2017


MISG 2017 will be held at the University of South Australia, 13-17 February 2017, immediately following the ANZIAM conference. MISG is free and participants must register via the online registration form.

The MISG workshop aims to provide practical, working solutions to real-life problems using methods from the mathematical sciences. MISG follows the Oxford model of such workshops, whereby companies are invited to submit practical projects of a technical nature that they wish investigated. Normally, 4 to 6 projects are chosen for inclusion in the MISG. During the workshop more than 100 mathematicians, statisticians, physical scientists and engineers from Australian and international tertiary institutions, the CSIRO and other government organisations, as well as the private sector gather together to work on these problems. The workshop delegates volunteer their expertise and time, in return for the opportunity to work on industrially relevant and exciting problems and to develop industry contacts in their area of expertise, and as such no registration fee is levied for delegates. The solutions (full or partial) to the problems are presented in a series of seminars on the last day and a full technical report (and an associated non-technical summary) is also produced for each problem. A version of the technical report is also published as a journal article, in ANZIAM J. (E), following the conclusion of the workshop. The work done during MISG often leads to further collaboration between academics, researchers and the industry partners in the form of ongoing publications in peer reviewed journals, grant applications and/or collaborative research projects. [Adapted from the MISG website.]

MBSIG One-Day Workshop


The Mathematical Biology Special Interest Group will hold a one-day workshop on Friday, 10 February 2017 (the day after the main conference) at the University of Adelaide.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from across Australia and New Zealand with an interest in Mathematical Biology. The Program has been arranged to hear from leading experts around two themes: population and disease control, and animal movement and behavior. Keynote speakers: Alun Lloyd (North Carolina State University) and Claire Postlethwaite (University of Auckland). Please register for this event at the same time as main ANZIAM conference.