Recent appointments and awards

Laureate cocktail celebration (4th August 2017) at the Augustus Short room,
Mitchel building

2017, Australian Laureate Fellowship,
Congratulatory letter from the federal minister for education,
Laureate celebrations with Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) director,
 Annually an ARC Grant Assessor
Acting DVCR's letter
 20182019, Managing Guest Editor,
JGP special issue on
Connes' 70th birthday conference, Shanghai.
 20172022, appointed Honorary Professor
at MSI, Australian National University, Canberra.

2016  current, Editor, Letters of Journal of Geometry
and Physics.
The Journal of Geometry and Physics now also accepts
Letters, allowing for rapid dissemination of outstanding results in the field of geometry and physics. Letters should not exceed a maximum of 5 printed journal pages (or contain a maximum of 5000 words) and should contain novel, cutting edge results that are of broad interest to the mathematical physics community. Only Letters which are expected to make a significant addition to the literature in the field will be considered.
submit online.
 20172018, Managing Guest Editor, JGP special issue on
String Geometries, Dualities and Topological Matter
 2016,
Herbert Howe Lecture series,
Department of Mathematics, University
of Denver, Denver, Colorado (May 1720).
See this link for a report on the public lecture,
or the AAS newsletter item.
 20162018,
Member,
Sectional Committee 1: Mathematical Sciences,
Australian Academy of Science.
Further information on election of candidates to the
Australian Academy of Science can be found here.
 20152017,
Member,
Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Awards Committee,
Australian Academy of Science.
Further information on the award can be found here.
 2014, Silver Jubilee staff
memento and
certificate,
recognising 25 years of outstanding service to the University of Adelaide.
 2014  current,
Editor,
Journal of Geometry and Physics,
Elsevier, Netherlands.
(ERA Journal Ranking = A)
The
Journal of Geometry and Physics (JGP),
founded in 1984 and published by Elsevier,
is a well established international journal
in Mathematical Physics with an excellent
reputation of stimulating the interaction
between Geometry and Physics by publishing primary research,
feature and review articles which are of common interest to
practitioners in both fields. We welcome the submission of well
written papers containing new and significant results in this interface,
submit online
 2014, String theory and contemporary culture: Vibrating strings, similar to the vibrations of violin strings, give rise to fundamental particles such as quarks and gluons, which in turn are the constituents of protons, neutrons, and electrons etc., establishing a close connection between music and string theory. Since science drives our economy, changing our culture by creating a popular awareness and understanding of science is an important goal of ours. An example is the recent consultancy role of Bouwknegt and myself on a production of the Australian Dance Theatre entitled
Multiverse, where the main choreographer, Garry Stewart, has used duality in string theory to generate ideas for a wonderful dance piece on both artistic and intellectual levels.
Multiverse premiered at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre on
10 July 2014 and we were honoured guests.
 2013, elected Fellow of the Royal Society
of South Australia.

July 2013, appointed
Elder Professor of Mathematics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

July 2013  June 2016,
ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (level E), University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
 October 2013  October 2016, appointed
Adjunct Professor,
Australian National University, Canberra.
 2012, Outgoing Chair, Selection Committee for the AustMS
Gavin Brown Prize.
 2012  2016, Editor in charge of
the new section,
Global Analysis,
Noncommutative Geometry, and the Mathematics of String Theory,
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society,
Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
(ERA Journal Ranking = A)
We welcome the
submission of well written papers
(of length not exceeding 15 pages)
containing
new and significant results in either Global Analysis,
Noncommutative Geometry,
or the Mathematics of String Theory,
to be considered for publication in PAMS.

Finalist,
2011 South Australian Scientist of the Year.
Presentation photograph with higher education minister Hon TOM KENYON MP

2011, elected Fellow of the
Australian Academy of Science (AAS).
Presentation photograph with AAS President Suzanne Cory
To watch the short video of my presentation at the AAS,
click here.

2011, Chair, Selection Committee for the AustMS
Gavin Brown Prize.
This is the inaugural year for the prize, meant for an outstanding
single article, monograph or book consisting of original research
in Pure Mathematics,
authored by a society member and published within the past 6 calender years.
Here are the rules.
(N. Trudinger and XJ. Wang awarded the prize in 2011)
 October 2010  October 2013,
Adjunct Professor,
Australian National University, Canberra.

2010, Guest Editor for two special issues,
Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
(ERA Journal Ranking = B)
The special issues are the proceedings of the MPIM conference,
Geometry and Quantum Field Theory,
June 2026, 2010, to mark the occasion of Alan Carey's 60th birthday.

2010 Member, Advisory Board of the Gazette of the AustMS

2009 Director,
Institute for Geometry and its Applications (IGA),
University of Adelaide.

2009, Chair, Selection Committee for the AustMS
Mahler Lecturer. The Mahler Lectureship is awarded every two years to a distinguished mathematician who preferably works in an area of mathematics associated with the work of Professor Kurt Mahler, who is usually expected to speak at annual meeting of the AustMS and visit as many universities as can be reasonably managed.
(Terrence Tao selected)
 2008  2012, Editor in charge of
the new section,
Global Analysis,
Noncommutative Geometry, and the Mathematics of String Theory,
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society,
Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
(ERA Journal Ranking = A)
 October 2007  October 2010,
Adjunct Professor,
Australian National University, Canberra.
 January 2007  December 2011,
ARC Australian Professorial Fellow (level E), University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

2006  2009, VicePresident (portfolio: Annual Conferences),
Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS).
2006  2009, Member of the Steering Committee, AustMS.
2006  2009, Member of the
Council of the AustMS.
2007, Member of the program committee for the AustMS annual conference,
Latrobe University, Melbourne.
2008, Convenor of the Oz program committee for the 7th
Australia  New Zealand Mathematics Convention, Christchurch, NZ.
2009, Member of the program committee for the AustMS annual conference,
UniSA, Adelaide.
2010, Member of the program committee for the AustMS annual conference,
University of Quuenland, Brisbane.
 March  June 2006, Senior Research Fellow,
Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna.
 January 2006  , Personal Chair, full Professor (level E),
University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
JanuaryFebruary, JulyNovember 2006,
ARC Senior Research Fellow (level E)
University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
 August 2001  December 2005, ARC Senior Research Fellow (level D)
University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
 August 2000  August 2001,
Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow and
Visiting Scientist,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

July 2000,
Australian Mathematical Society Medal.

July 2000,
Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.

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