Geometric Evolution Problems
and Related Topics

15—18 January, 2019

Venue: Noah's on the Beach, Newcastle

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AMSI travel funding

This conference is sponsored by AMSI, and so people at member institutions can access AMSI travel funds. See below for more information.

Speakers and schedule

A list of speakers and draft schedule have been added below.

About the conference

Geometric evolution problems form an important area of modern mathematical research with far-reaching applications within mathematics and beyond. This workshop will gather together many leading Australian researchers and some key international guests to discuss latest developments, build on existing collaborations and initiate new ones. Topics will include second and higher order geometric flow and semilinear and fully nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations.


Workshop dinner

The workshop dinner will be held on Wednesday 16th January at Scratchleys at 6 pm.


9:00-9:30Opening remarks
9:30-10:20Qi-Rui LiMiles SimonReto BuzanoKwok-Kun Kwong
10:20-10:50Morning tea
10:50-11:40Paul BryanXianfeng WangJulie ClutterbuckQuoc Thong Le Gia
11:40-12:30Romina ArroyoRamiro LafuenteDaniel HauerZhou Zhang
14:00-14:50Collaboration and discussion
14:50-15:40Yann BernardJiawei LiuYong WeiJie Zhao
15:40-16:10Afternoon tea
16:10-17:00Matthew CooperRhudaina MohammadWolfgang MeiserBishnu Lamichhane
laterConference Dinner
6 pm at Scratchleys
Closing remarks


Registration is now open, please visit the conference Eventbrite page for options. The price (including GST) is $88 for those at AMSI member organisations, $44 for students and $110 for others. Note that registration for the conference and the sign-up system to submit your abstract are separate and should both be completed.


You can submit your abstract in the Abstract System. You will create an account there, but please
note that this is entirely separate to registering and paying for the conference (details above).

AMSI Travel Funding

This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities (for a list of members, see Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to the Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of the departmental travel allowance. Visit for details.


The workshop will be held at Noah's on the Beach, Newcastle.

Accommodation Suggestions

There are two main areas with hotels and backpacker accommodation — Newcastle East and Honeysuckle, within easy walking distance of each other and the conference venue. Honeysuckle is a popular area with lots of restaurants with great views across the harbour. Additionally, the website sometimes has good deals.

Newcastle East: Honeysuckle:

Travelling to Newcastle

From Newcastle Airport
For those arriving at the Newcastle Airport we recommend taking a taxi to Newcastle. The taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals area of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal.

Alternatively, you can catch the 130 or 131 bus from the Newcastle Airport to the Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the Sydney Trains or the Port Stephens Coaches timetables.

From Sydney Airport
For those arriving at Sydney Airport we recommend taking the train some of the way to Hamilton where you will need to transfer to a bus to Newcastle. For information and trip planning, please visit

You should take the T2 Airport Line from Domestic or International Airport Stations to Central Station and then the Central Coast & Newcastle Line Hamilton Station. From Hamilton Station you must transfer to a bus to get into the city.

Local Transportation in Newcastle
Newcastle Taxis: bookings can be made online or by calling 133 300 within Australia.

For public transport options, please visit

Scientific Organising Committee

  • James McCoy (University of Newcastle)
  • Laureate Prof Ben Andrews (Australian National University)
  • Dr Glen Wheeler (University of Wollongong)
  • Prof Miles Simon (OVGU Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Dr Julie Clutterbuck (Monash University)
  • Dr Ting-Ying Chang (Monash University)

Local Organising Committee

  • James McCoy
  • Jeff Hogan
  • Bishnu Lamichhane
  • Juliane Turner

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact

Juliane Turner

Telephone: (02) 492 15483