Algebraic Structures in Mathematical Physics and Their Applications (2002–2004)
Algebraic structures such as affine (super)algebras, quantised algebras and vertex operator algebras are among the most important discoveries in mathematics. They provide a universal common algebraic framework underlying applications in a wide range of physics (eg. statistical mechanics, string theory, condensed matter physics etc.) leading to a high level of research activity worldwide. The project harnessess the high level of expertise in mathematical physics across Australia to focus on exciting new developments in the theory of these algebraic structures and their application to physics, thus ensuring Australia plays a leading role in this rapidly expanding field.''