Baxter 2020: Frontiers in Integrability

11–14 February 2020


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Frontiers in Integrability is a major international meeting to highlight recent developments in the mathematical theory and application of integrability across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to traditional areas of applicability such as classical statistical mechanics, quantum many-body physics and combinatorics, application areas to be emphasised at this conference include new developments in quantum field theory, string theory and condensed matter physics, which are all joining together in a spectacular leap into the future of integrability. This conference will also celebrate the 80th birthday of Rodney Baxter, a pioneer in the development of integrability and its applications in statistical mechanics.

This event is part of the MSI Special Year 2020 in Mathematical Physics and is a collaboration with the Research School of Physics, ANU. 

Introductory blackboard lectures will be held on Monday 10th February 2020. These lectures, aimed at research students in mathematics or physics, will cover the background to some of the key ideas and developments in the theory of integrability and its applications. For further information and to register for the event, click here.

Invited speakers

  • Junpeng Cao (CAS, Beijing)
  • Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
  • Kevin Costello (Perimeter) via video-link
  • Benjamin Doyon (Kings College, London)
  • Clare Dunning (Kent)
  • Paul Fendley (Oxford)
  • Angela Foerster (Porto Alegre)
  • Xiwen Guan (Wuhan)
  • Rei Inoue (Chiba)
  • Nalini Joshi (Sydney)
  • Rinat Kashaev (Geneva)
  • Andrew Kels (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Andreas Kluemper (Wuppertal)
  • Ivan Kostov (CEA, Saclay)
  • Charlotte Kristjansen (Copenhagen)
  • Atsuo Kuniba (Tokyo)
  • Jean Michel Maillet (ENRS, Lyon)
  • Andrei Marshakov (Moscow) 
  • Chihiro Matsui (Tokyo)
  • Barry McCoy (Stony Brook)
  • Bernard Nienhuis  (Leiden)
  • Milena Radnovic (Sydney)
  • Didina Serban (CEA, Saclay)
  • Qian-Qian Shi (Chongqing) 
  • Yang Shi (Adelaide)
  • Yupeng Wang (CAS, Beijing)
  • Xiaotian Xu (CAS, Beijing)
  • Masahito Yamazaki (IPMU, Tokyo)
  • Wen-Li Yang (Xian)
  • Konstantin Zarembo (Nordita)
  • Paul Zinn-Justin (Melbourne)

Organising committee

  • Clare Dunning (University of Kent)
  • Jon Links (University of Queensland)
  • Paul Pearce (University of Melbourne)
  • Yang Shi (Flinders University)
  • Vladimir Bazhanov (ANU)
  • Vladimir Mangazeev (ANU)
  • Murray Batchelor (Chair, ANU)


Click on the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to view the timetable for each day. 

Code of conduct

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) special year is committed to ensuring all workshops, conferences and seminars are accessible to a diverse range of participants. We aim to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment to allow free flow of information, discussions and ideas. All staff and students have the right to be treated with courtesy, fairness and professionalism. Discriminatory or harassing behaviour will not be tolerated.

The essential part of maintaining a safe and respectful work environment is to ensure that individuals report any witnessed or experienced discrimination or harassment to the organiser’s attention, or a member of staff you feel comfortable talking to. If you would like to contact the department anonymously, please email

We ask all participants to review the ANU Code of Conduct and maintain the principles of the document for the duration of the workshop.

Partners & sponsors

Early bird rates

Early bird rates closes 17 January, 2020.

Early bird Cost
General participant $300
AustMS/AMSI member $250
Student/Retired fellow $100
Dinner fee $60

Standard rates

Standard rates Cost
General participant $400
AustMS/AMSI member $350
Student/Retired fellow $150
Dinner fee $60

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 13th February, 2020. Tickets will also be available for non-conference participants.

Funding support

AMSI funding

This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities.

Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding, may apply (with approval of their Head of Mathematical Sciences) for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of their home departmental travel allowance.

Seminar Room 1.33 & 1.37,
Building #145, Science Road,
The Australian National University


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