Professor Mathai Varghese
Org Unit  Mathematical Sciences 

mathai.varghese@adelaide.edu.au  
Telephone  +61 8 8313 4173 
Location 
Floor/Room
7 31
,
Ingkarni Wardli Building
,
North Terrace

Biography/ Background
Professor Mathai Varghese is the Director of the Institute for Geometry and its Applications (IGA). He is also the Elder Professor of Mathematics within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australian Laureate Fellow, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics within the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University.
Mathai was elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (2011), fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society (2000) and fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia (2013).
Mathai was awarded the Australian Mathematical Society Medal in 2000.
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Editorial activities:
2016  current, Editor, Letters of Journal of Geometry and Physics,
2014  current, Editor, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Elsevier, Netherlands. (ERA Journal Ranking = A)
201718, Managing Guest Editor, JGP special issue on Noncommutative Geometry 2017: a celebration of Alain Connes 70th birthday
201617, Managing Guest Editor, JGP special issue on String geometries, Dualities and Topological Matter: Call for papers
2011, Guest Editor for two special issues, no. 1 and no. 2, volume 90, 2011, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (ERA Journal Ranking = B)
2008  2016, Editor in charge of the 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)
Qualifications
 Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
 B.A. Bachelor of Arts (Illinois Institute of Technology)
 I.C.S.E. High School Certificate (Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore)
Awards & Achievements
See this link for a report on the public lecture , or the AAS newsletter item.
Further information on election of candidates to the Australian Academy of Science can be found here.
Australian Academy of Science. Further information on the award can be found here.
Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Research Interests
Geometric analysis, mathematical physics, noncommutative geometry, mathematics of string theory, mathematics of quantum theory, topological insulators.
Detailed Research Interests
Research Funding
ARC Discovery Project grants (current) :
Parametrised gauge theory and positive scalar curvature,
(jointly with D. Baraglia,
Jan. 2017 Dec. 2019, $335K awarded)
Ubiquity of Ktheory and Tduality
(jointly with P. Bouwknegt,
Jan. 2015 Dec. 2017, $370K awarded).
All recent ARC Discovery Project grants and Postdoc supervision
Publications
Mathai has coauthored over 100 refereed publications.
Selected recent publications
publicity at JPhys+
publicity at IOPSCIENCE
Professional Associations
 FAA Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
 FAustMS Fellow, Australian Mathematical Society
 FRSSA Fellow, Royal Society of South Australia
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