AMSI workshop "Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and Lie Theory"

La Trobe University, Melbourne, December 5 – December 7, 2014

Venue and transportation

The venue for the workshop is the City Campus of La Trobe University situated in the very heart of downtown Melbourne: on Friday December 5 the talks will be held in Teaching Room 3/4 on level 20 of 360 Collins St and on Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7, in Room FS104 on 215 Franklin St.

If you are travelling from the main La Trobe Campus (Bundoora), you can catch bus 350 or tram 86 to the City or get to Macleod Station (20 minutes by foot or catch bus 561) and then take a train to the City. All three take about the same time, 40 – 50 minutes (to minimise your expenses please refer to the website below to find the route which entirely lies in Zone 1). To travel on public transport in Melbourne you need the Myki card which can be purchased on any manned train station for $6 and topped up with some money from a machine on trams and on train stations. The timetables and the route maps of public transport can be found here.

AustMS/NZMS Convention

The workshop is a satellite event of the 8th Australia New Zealand Mathematics Convention (Melbourne University, December 8 – December 12). You are welcome to participate in the Convention.

Invited Overseas Speakers


Please printout the workshop poster and display it in your university.


The program, the abstracts and the map of the workshop.


There is no registration fee. Please register here even if you are not planning to give a talk. The registration closes on December 4. The deadline for abstract submission is November 23.


We are planning some number of one-hour talks by invited Overseas and Australian speakers. There will also be standard talks (25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions) for participants. We may also have some number of shorter talks (mostly by students). Some beamer presentations:

Workshop photos


We are not generally providing the accommodation; you might want to contact one of the accommodations on the AustMS/NZMS webpage, eg Quest – Carlton on Finlay or Quest – Royal Gardens (the academic rate is $165 per night). There is a limited number of cheap options available in one of the colleges on the main LTU campus at Bundoora (note however that you’ll need to spend some time and some money to get from there to the workshop venue) – we made a tentative booking of about 20 single rooms, very basic, $45 per night. If you are interested, please indicate that on the registration page by the end of October.


This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities. Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to their Head of Department or Head of Discipline for subsidy of travel, accommodation and registration fee for out of the departmental travel allowance. Please consult the AMSI travel account procedure for further details.

Workshop dinner

We will have the workshop dinner after the talks on Sunday December 7 in the upstairs room in The Last Jar. It's at 616 Elizabeth Street; On their website, the contact page has a map showing the location.


Past workshops in the series


The organisers express their deep gratitude for the invaluable help from Chris Kozaris, Nadine Maiolla, Ioannis Tsartsaflis and John Banks.

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