I am a Payne-Scott Professor of Mathematics and the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney. My research is motivated by problems in the natural world, but I use mathematical ideas and tools from all areas, including algebra, geometry, analysis and mathematical physics.
For more information about me, see the pages on brief history
. I can also be found on Mastodon
- ☞ Talks:
Here is the link to a video of my most recent talk: my Rothschild Lecture at the Isaac Newton Institute
"Motion, monodromy, and asymptotics".
- ☞ Research:
- I work on functions that are transcendental that turn out to be incredibly important in physics. For (less technical) information see
what is this thing called painleve?,
geometry & asymptotics,
AM4 integrable systems
- ☞ Students:
- If you are a prospective student, here is link you might want to read
for honours students.
- ☞ Videos:
- You might like the video that Trixie Barretto made of me - if you can't see it in the browser window check out mathematician:
mathematician from Trixie Barretto on Vimeo.
If you're interested in my media appearances, you might want to see this Q&A episode Time Travel, Teaching and the Meaning of Life with Matt Covell (360), Brian Cox, Richard Gill and Miranda Tapsell.
- ☞ Recent:
- 05 September - 16 December 22: "Applicable resurgent asymptotics: towards a universal theory" ARA2 program at the Newton Institute.