Professor Mathai Varghese
Position  Elder Professor of Mathematics 

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
 2017, Australian Laureate Fellowship
 2016,
Herbert Howe Lecture series, Department of Mathematics, University
of Denver, Denver, Colorado (May 1720).
See this link for a report on the public lecture , or the AAS newsletter item.  20162018,
Member, Sectional Committee 1: Mathematical Sciences,
Australian Academy of Science.
Further information on election of candidates to the Australian Academy of Science can be found here.  20152017,
Member,
Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Awards Committee,
Australian Academy of Science. Further information on the award can be found here.  2013current, Sir Thomas Elder Chair, full Professor (level E), University of Adelaide, Adelaide. ,
 20132015, awarded ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award. ,
 2011, elected
Fellow,
Australian Academy of Science;

20112012, Chair/outgoing Chair, selection committee for the Gavin Brown Prize of the AustMS;
 2009  current, Director, Institute for Geometry and its Applications, University of Adelaide, Adelaide;
 2009, Chair, selection committee for the Mahler Lecturer.
 20072011, awarded ARC Professorial Fellowship. ,
 20062009, Vice President (portfolio: annual conferences), Australian Mathematical Society;
 2007, Member, selection committee for the AustMS medal.
 2006, (spring semester) Senior Research Fellow, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna.
 2006  current, Personal Chair, full Professor (level E),
University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
 2001  2005, ARC Senior Research Fellow (level D) University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
 2000  2001,
Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellow and
Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  2000, awarded Australian Mathematical Society Medal.