Mathematical physics
This interdisciplinary research area is focused on developing novel mathematical techniques associated with applications of modern physics.
Many breakthroughs in the development of physical theories, particularly in the realm of quantum physics, have been underpinned by the application of key mathematical methods.
Our research in this field covers a broad spectrum from areas of pure mathematics such as Lie algebras, quantum algebras, supersymmetry, conformal and quantum field theory, low-dimensional topology and category theory through to applications in areas such as ultra-cold atoms, condensed matter systems, quantum nanoscience and quantum information science.
UQ is ranked in the top 140 universities in the world for mathematics.