Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
at Massey University (Albany Campus), New Zealand


Modern Analysis and Geometry 2019: A conference to celebrate Gaven Martin's 60th birthday


A two-day conference will be held in honour of Gaven Martin on Thursday and Friday January 24 − 25, 2019 at Massey University's Albany campus in Auckland.

Conference Program

(1) Here is the conference schedule and abstracts.
(2) A public lecture will be delivered by Kirsi Peltonen on Thursday evening.
(3) The conference dinner will be on Thursday night, and the conference will conclude with a barbecue on Friday evening.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Kari Astala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Martin Bridson, University of Oxford, UK
Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University, USA
Kirsi Peltonen, Aalto University, Finland
Alan Reid, Rice University, USA
Lesley Ward, University of South Australia, Australia

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Marston Conder, University of Auckland
Annalisa Conversano, Massey University
Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington
Rod Gover, University of Auckland
Tim Marshall, Massey University
Robert McLachlan, Massey University
Alexander Melnikov, Massey University
Eamonn O'Brien, University of Auckland
Tom ter Elst, University of Auckland
Tsukasa Yashiro

Conference Group Photo

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Registration/Conference dinner/Barbecue

There is no registration fee, and all conference delegates are invited to attend the talks, dinner and barbecue, free of charge - please advise Dietary restrictions (eg vegetarian, vegan, GF free). For planning purposes, all people attending the conference and/or the dinner and/or the barbecue should register by sending an email to nzias@massey.ac.nz with details of your participation.

The closing date for conference registration is Monday January 7.


If you're coming from out of town, please contact Mrs Vesna Davidovic-Alexander for accommodation suggestions.

Travel Support

The conference offers no travel support, except for where this has been arranged for some of the plenary speakers.

All talks, except for the public lecture, will be held at the ecentre, Massey University Albany
The public lecture will be held in Auditorium in the Massey University Business School

Special Issue of NZJM

The New Zealand Journal of Mathematics (NZJM) will publish a volume in honour of Gaven. Further details will be provided on the NZJM website in due course.


The conference is made possible with generous support from Massey University's College of Sciences (CoS), the New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study (NZIAS), the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS) and the New Zealand Mathematics Research Institute (NZMRI).

Organizing Committee

Marston Conder
Annalisa Conversano
Shaun Cooper
Vesna Davidovic-Alexander
Peter Schwerdtfeger
Winston Sweatman

Questions may be sent to Shaun or Vesna.

Maintained by Peter Schwerdtfeger | Last updated: February, 2018 | Copyright 2014 | Massey University