Recent positions, speeches and publications

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My positions

Apr 2013-current: Senior Consultant, ACIL Allen Consulting (formed by the merger of Allen Consulting Group and ACIL Tasman)

Jan 2013-current: NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Co-convenor Police Powers and Civil Rights Subcommittee

Jul 2012-Mar 2013: Senior Consultant, Allen Consulting Group

Jul 2011-Jun 2012: Consultant, Allen Consulting Group

Oct 2007-Jul 2011: Advisor, Australian Energy Market Commission

Mar 2007-current: Honorary Associate, the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the University of Sydney.

Jan 2005-Oct 2007: Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research.

I have a number of academic mathematics publictions and have refereed/reviewed publications for J. Math. Phys. and Mathematical Reviews on the Web (MathSciNet).

My speeches

Apr 2013: Tweedlee Tweedledum, not all electoral systems are created equal – speech to the Australasian Study of Parliament Group (Qld Chapter) on electoral reform

My Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) publications – these were AEMC documents for which I was responsible for writing and/or delivering.

Draft rule determination – STTM Brisbane Hub – 23 June 2011

Draft rule determination – Victorian gas hedging instruments – 2 June 2011

Final rule determination – Dandenong LNG tank – 16 Dec 2010

Draft rule determination – Dandenong LNG tank – 23 Sep 2010

Final rule determination – prioritised tied withdrawal gas bids – 20 May 2010

Draft rule determination – prioritisation tied withdrawal gas bids – 25 Feb 2010

Final report – Review of energy market frameworks in light of climate change policies – 30 Sep 2009 (chapters 6, 7 and 9)

My mathematics publications are as follows.

On the uncoloured Uq(osp(1|2n)) and U−q(so(2n + 1)) quantum link invariants. Volume: 19, Issue: 3(2010) pp. 335-353 J. Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.

The Birman-Wenzl-Murakami algebra, Hecke algebra and representations of Uq(osp(1|2n)). The first part of Ph.D thesis together with some extra work. math.QA/0607049

Two generalisations of the Binomial theorem. Aust. Math. Soc. Gaz. 33 (2006), no. 1, 39-43

Quantum superalgebras at roots of unity and topological invariants of three-manifolds. Ph.D thesis, University of Sydney, 2005.

Topological invariants of three-manifolds from Uq(osp(1/2n)), Group 24: Physical and Mathematical aspects of symmetry, 24th International colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, J-P Gazeau, R Kerner, J P Antoine, S Metens and J Y Thibon (eds.) The Institute of Physics Conference Series, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK, (2003), 783–786. ISBN 0 7503 0933 4

Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and Transport in a Coupled Standard Map Honours thesis, Department of Mathematics, University of Qld, 1997.

2 Responses to Recent positions, speeches and publications

  1. Why are “pi” and “e-squared” multiples in the fine structure equation? I mean, how did one intuit that pi or e-squared should be connected to fine structure. Were they just wild guesses? What does pi have to do with it? I thought pi has to do w/ figuring circumference. And, why is e squared? I’m trying to grasp some plausible meaning or connection, if there is one.

  2. Sacha says:

    Marc, I think that many people just go, “who knows”! It seems to me related to the big question about how come maths works so well in describing the world. I don’t know if anyone knows the answer to this, but personally I think it’s related to people getting ideas about maths from observing the natural world, i.e. maths being built into the world somehow.

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