Most participants will arrive on Tuesday 31st January and a Welcome Reception is planned for that evening. Talks will be scheduled on Wednesday 1st February to Friday 3rd February and the conference dinner will be on Thursday evening. A bus will be arranged to take participants to Sydney airport immediately after the last talk on Friday, arriving at Sydney airport at approximately 5:30pm. If you are taking this bus, please allow some time for unexpected delays.
A draft program is below. Clicking on a speaker's name will pop up a mini timetable for that session with talk titles. Clicking on the talk title will expand the abstract.
09:00 
Susan Scott:


10:00 
Arthur Suvorov:

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10:25 
Norman Wildberger:

Nobutaka Nakazono:
This work has been supported by an Australian Laureate Fellowship #FL120100094 and grant #DP160101728 from the Australian Research Council. 
11:15 
Anthony Mays:

Fahad Alshammari:
Joint work with Phillip S Isaac, UQ; Dr. Ian Marquette, UQ. 
11:40 
Michael Cromer:

Ian Marquette:

12:05 
Mark Bugden:

Jeremy Nugent:

14:00 
Eric Ragoucy:


15:00 
Elynor Liu:

Tianshu Liu:

15:25 
Milena Radnovic:
Joint work with Nalini Joshi. 
Vladimir Mangazeev:

16:15 
Luke Yates:
Joint work with Peter Jarvis. 
John Foxcroft:

16:40 
Kyle Wright:

Alessandra VittoriniOrgeas:

17:05 
Peter Jarvis:
Joint work with Bertfried Fauser and Ronald King. 
Thomas Wong:
In this talk, we extend this to two friendly directed walks in a sticky slab. I'll discuss some difficulties encountered with the analytic approach, the results from numerical analysis, and then compare these results with similar models analysed previously. 
09:00 
Tomohiro Sasamoto:
In 2010, the exact solution for the height distribution for the 1D KPZ equation was discovered by TSSpohn and AmirCorwinQuastel. There have been vast developments in the field since then. It has turned out that the solvability of the 1D KPZ equation is related to various models of quantum integrable systems such as the free fermion, XXZ spin chain, qboson models, quantum Tora lattice, Macdonald polynomials and so on. In this presentation, after discussing these developments, we present our recent analysis of a certain model (qTASEP) using Ramanujan’s summation formula and the Cauchy identity for the theta function. References [1] T. Sasamoto, The 1D KardarParisiZhang equation: Height distribution and universality, Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 022A01 (2016). 

10:00 
Todd Oliynyk:

Jens Grimm:
Joint work with Eren M. Elci, Zongzheng Zhou, Tim Garoni, and Youjin Deng. 
10:25 
Joerg Frauendiener:

Yibing Shen:

11:15 
Vladimir Bazhanov:

Joshua Capel:

11:40 
Boris Runov:

William Moore:

12:05 
Christopher Raymond:
Joint work with Jorgen Rasmussen. 
Somayeh Shiri:
Joint work with Timothy M. Garoni. 
14:00 
Bernd Krauskopf:
Specifically, the talk will present a case study of a semiconductor laser receiving timedelayed and frequencyfiltered optical feedback (FOF) from two external filters. This system is referred to as the 2FOF laser, and it has been used as pump laser in optical telecommunication and as light source in sensor applications. Our analysis of the 2FOF laser focuses on the basic solutions of the underlying DDE, known as external filtered modes (EFMs), which correspond to laser output with steady amplitude and frequency. We consider the EFMsurface in the space of steadystate frequency, the corresponding steadystate population inversion, and the feedback phase difference. The EFMsurface emerges as a natural object, because it allows us to give a complete classification of the EFM structure in dependence on system parameters, including the detunings and width of the filters and the two delay times. To achieve this, we employ singularity theory in conjunction with continuation methods to determine how the parameter space is divided into regions of geometrically different types of EFM surface. Finally, we show that there are bands and islands of stability related to the type of EFMsurface that may be accessible and distinguishable experimentally. This is joint work with Poitr Slowinski, University of Exeter, and Sebastian Wieczorek, University College Cork. 

15:00 
Jan De Gier:
Joint work with Jesper Jacobsen and Anita Ponsaing. 
Youjin Deng:

15:25 
Timothy Garoni:
Joint work with Andrea Collevecchio, Eren Elci, and Greg Markowsky. 
Eric Zhou:
Joint work with Timothy Garoni. 
16:15 
Slaven Kozic:
Joint work with Naihuan Jing, Alexander Molev, and Fan Yang. 
Omar Foda:
Joint work with J F Wu (Beijing). 
16:40 
Michael Wheeler:
Recently, some remarkable equivalences have been noticed between the expectation of observables in Macdonald processes and the expectation of observables in the stochastic sixvertex model. These equivalences can be proved by directly comparing integral expressions for such expectations, where they exist. In this talk I will give a conceptual proof of one such equivalence, making use of a YangBaxter equation which connects the two processes. 
Iwan Jensen:

09:00 
Phillip Isaac:

Guo Chuan Thiang:
Joint work with Varghese Mathai. 
09:25 
Andrew Kels:
Joint work with Ilmar Gahramanov. 
Murray Batchelor:
[1] D. Braak, Q.H. Chen, M.T. Batchelor and E. Solano, Semiclassical and quantum Rabi models: in celebration of 80 years, J. Phys. A 49, 300301 (2016) 
09:50 
Michael Baake:
Joint work with John A G Roberts, and Reem Yassawi. 
Xin Liu:
References: Liu, X. & Ricca, R.L. (2012) The Jones polynomial for fluid knots from helicity. J. Phys. A: Math. & Theor. 45, 205501. Liu, X. & Ricca, R.L. (2015) On the derivation of HOMFLYPT polynomial invariant for fluid knots. J. Fluid Mech. 773, 3448. Liu, X. & Ricca, R.L. (2016) Knots cascade detected by a monotonically decreasing sequence of values, Sci. Rep. 6, 24118. Joint work with Renzo L. Ricca. 
10:15 
John A G Roberts:
We use various approaches to study recurrence and transitions on the directed graphs induced by the dynamics of the finite state space. Joint work with Franco Vivaldi. 
Thomas Quella:

11:15 
Tony Guttmann:

Rod Gover:
Joint work with Andrew Waldron. 
11:40 
Richard Brak:

Peter Bouwknegt:

12:05 
Nicholas Beaton:
Joint work with Christine E Soteros and Jeremy W Eng. 
Adam Rennie:
robust invariants of the material associated to boundary ``currents''. In this talk I will show how to relate bulk invariants with edge invariants. Joint work with Chris Bourne (Erlangen and Sendai), Alan Carey (ANU and Wollongong) and Johannes Kellendonk (Lyon). 
14:00 
Luis Fernando Alday:




