[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0984342]
Researchers A/Prof GA Willis; A/Prof J Ramagge
Brief description Mathematics research creates and develops new concepts for understanding the world. Group theory is a branch of mathematics based on our innate sense of symmetry. It was invented 200 hundred years ago and has grown into a language for analysing and classifying things ranging from wallpaper patterns to crystals, the fundamental particles of physics and Rubik's cube. The chief investigators have made significant breakthroughs in the study of symmetry groups of networks, giving Australia an international lead in this research area. The project will develop the insights gained to make Australia a centre of expertise on these symmetry groups, which have applications to many areas including information and communication technology.
Funding Amount $381,868
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects