Mathematical Physics 2024 Reunion

The Mathematical Physics Reunion hosted by the University of Adelaide on Monday 8th April and Tuesday 9th April in the Physics Building, North Terrace Campus. 

The Department of Mathematical Physics (1951-1986) educated many successful scientists, academics and business people. This is a great opportunity for a reunion of alumni of all vintages, including higher degree graduates, honours graduates, bachelor graduates with a major in mathematical physics and post-1986 theoretical physicists who were students or colleagues of ex staff members of the department.

We hope you can join former classmates, colleagues and friends to celebrate and reminisce about your university days and where life has taken you since.

Tentatively the program will be as below but this will be confirmed closer to the event.

Monday 8th April

Location:  Seminar Room 121, Physics Building, North Tce, access through main physics corridor or Oliphant Building (Map)
Time: 12.10 pm - 5.00 pm
12.10 pm registration opens
12.20 pm Welcome and announcements
12.30 pm - 2.00 pm short reminiscence talks begin
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm tea break
2.30 pm - 3.45 pm short reminiscence talks continue
3.45 pm - 4.00 pm short break
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm guided tour of facilities in Physics
7.30 pm Dinner at Golden Boy 

Tuesday 9th April

Location: Seminar Room 121, Physics Building, North Tce, access through main physics corridor or Oliphant Building (Map)
Time: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
9.30 am - 10.30 am short reminiscence talks continue
10.30 am - 11.00 am tea break
11.00 am - 12.30 pm short reminiscence talks continue
12.30 pm - 2.00 pm lunch at Unibar at own cost
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm short reminiscence talks finish and networking

Reminiscence talks

Talks may be very brief, or up to 12 mins max, and are encouraged from all attending. Starting with those who had the earliest contact, historically speaking, and ending with the more recent graduates. For those who can't attend, you may nominate someone to read a message from you.


For those intending to arrive from interstate: we have found that accommodation on the night of Sunday 7th April is prohibitively expensive, Sunday being the last day of AFL Gather Round. Accommodation on Monday 8th April will be about one fifth of the inflated price, therefore we intend to start our reunion early in the afternoon of 8th April.

Reunion dinner

Date Monday 8 April 2024
Time 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Venue Golden Boy, 309 North Terrace, Adelaide SA
Tickets AUD$68.00 per person (GST inclusive) for a banquet meal, drinks separate

Smart casual


9.00 am Tuesday 2 April


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