Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

Newsletter, September 2015

September 2015 newsletter of the Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

The Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation is located within the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Western Australia. We provide a focus for mathematical research and research training in the areas of group theory, combinatorics and computation, to give mathematics the increased visibility it deserves.


  • Congratulations to Cheryl Praeger, who was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.
  • Congratulations to John Bamberg, who was promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Congratulations to John Bamberg, who was awarded a UWA Vice-Chancellor's Mid-Career Research Award.
  • An Honorary Doctorate of Science from Yazd University, Iran, was conferred on Cheryl Praeger during the 46th Annual Iranian Mathematical Society Conference, 24-28 August 2015. Here is a link to the ceremony.
  • Melissa Lee participated in the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany, 23-28 August 2015.
  • John Bamberg and Michael Giudici are now Managing Editors of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.
  • Eric Swartz and Simon Smith have both finished their appointments at UWA.
  • Stephen Glasby spoke at the Graduiertenkolleg Experimentelle und konstruktive Algebra, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2 July 2015.
  • Irene Pivotto made research visits to Fuzou University, China (17-30 May 2015), Simon Fraser University, Canada (5-21 June 2015), and the University of Waterloo (21-28 June 2015), giving talks at Fuzou and Waterloo.
  • Cheryl Praeger will give research seminars at Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran (August 12); University of Bristol (October 21); University of Lancaster (October 28); University of St Andrews (November 26).
  • Melissa Lee will visit Nicola Durante at the University of Naples, Italy, 1-11 September 2015.
  • Tomasz Popiel will visit Alice Niemeyer at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 4-18 September 2015.
  • Daniel Hawtin will attend a Summer School on Finite Groups and Related Geometrical Structures, Venice, Italy, 7-8 September 2015.
  • Daniel Hawtin will visit Neil Gillespie at Bristol University (until 12 October 2015) and Cheryl Praeger at the University of Oxford (until 17 November 2015).
  • Joy Morris (University of Lethbridge) is the 2016 Cheryl E. Praeger Visiting Fellow.



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