I am a Payne-Scott Professor of Mathematics and the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney.

My research is motivated by problems in the natural world, but I use mathematical ideas and tools from all areas, including statistics and pure mathematics.

☞ To find me, try the contact page. For more information about me, see the pages on brief history and media.

☞ Check out my talks page, which include links to online recordings.. The slides for an accessible talk I gave to SUMS are "When applied maths collided with algebra"(3.1Mb)

☞ My research interests lie in integrable systems, particularly the Painleve and discrete Painleve equations. For (less technical) information see what is this thing called painleve?, geometry & asymptotics, AM4 integrable systems

☞ If you are a student, here is a link you might want to read for honours students.

☞ Trixie Barretto made a video of me - if you can't see it in the browser window check out mathematician:

mathematician from Trixie Barretto on Vimeo.

☞ If you're interested in my media appearances, you might want to see this Q&A episode Time Travel, Teaching and the Meaning of Life with Matt Covell (360), Brian Cox, Richard Gill and Miranda Tapsell.

☞ Recent events: 28 June - 02 July 21: "Integrable systems in Geometry and mathematical physics, conference in memory of Boris Dubrovin"