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The Ninth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics Darwin

The Ninth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics (PRCM), hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), Australian National University (ANU), at the Darwin Convention Centre, is a broad mathematical event that covers a range of exciting research in contemporary mathematics. The conference features nine special sessions in a variety of pure and applied parts of the mathematical sciences, each with plenary speaker.

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schedule Date & time
Mon, Jun 17 2024, 8am - Fri, Jun 21 2024, 1pm
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Tony Martin
Administrative Coordinator (Marketing, Conferences and Events), Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University

Conference & Venue

Plenary Speakers

Mohammed Abouzaid (Stanford University)
Alexandre Ern (University of Paris-Est)
Gerhard Huisken (Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Gabor Lugosi (Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona)
Kay Owens (Charles Sturt University)
Allan Sly (Princeton University)
Binyong Sun (Zhejiang University)
Tatiana Toro (University of Washington and Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) / MSRI)
Jun-cheng Wei (University of British Columbia)

About the conference

The Ninth Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics (PRCM) will be held from Mon, Jun 17 2024 to Fri, Jun 21 2024 at the Darwin Convention Centre, in Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia), hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), Australian National University (ANU). The PRCM is a broad mathematical event held every few years that covers a wide range of exciting research in contemporary mathematics. Its objectives are to offer a venue for the presentation of and discussion among a wide audience of the latest trends in mathematical research, and to strengthen ties between mathematicians working in the Pacific Rim region. The conference will provide mathematicians with opportunities to engage with international research leaders, established colleagues, and junior researchers.

Scientific Committee

Neil Trudinger (Australian National University) Rod Gover (University of Auckland)
Shahar Mendelson (Australian National University) Alan Hammond (University of California, Berkeley)
Anthony Licata (Australian National University) Eleny Ionel (Stanford University)
Rowena Ball (Australian National University) Weifeng Qiu (City University of Hong Kong)
Katherine Turner (Australian National University) Seung-Yeal Ha (Seoul National University)
Kazuhiro Ishige (University of Tokyo) Chengbo Zhu (National University of Singapore)
David Croydon (University of Kyoto) Taiping Liu (Academia Sinica)


Local Organising Committee

Anthony Licata (Australian National University),  Khalid Khan (Charles Darwin University)
Katherine Turner (Australian National University) Tony Martin (Australian National University)
Cris Edmonds-Wathen (Charles Darwin University)  


Registrations are now open for the 2024 Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics with early bird discounted rates available. Limited accommodation and travel funding is available to support participants. Click the button below to find out more:

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Special sessions

Special session speakers - please submit your Title and Abstract using the e-form below:

Special session speaker - Title and Abstract Submission 

Contributed talks

There is allocated time at the conference for participants to give a Contributed talk. Please use the e-form below to submit Title and Abstract, the organising committee will review and make a decision.

Contributed talks - Title and Abstract Submission 

Poster session

If you would like to create a poster on your research to display and discuss with fellow Mathematicians at the Poster session please submit the title for your poster in the registration page or you can use the webform below.

Poster session - Submission 

Followed by the Annual Graduate School in Mathematical Aspects of Data Science

The Summer/Winter school is intended for graduate level students and centred on the mathematical foundations of data science. It will be held from Mon, Jun 24 2024 to Fri, Jun 28 2024 at the Darwin Convention Centre, in Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia).

The increasing involvement of mathematicians in data science research is of crucial importance for the future of mathematics, science and technology. We believe that the way to achieve more involvement is an early exposure to high-quality modern research.

Research Centre: Mathematical Data Science Centre (MDSC)

Childcare information

You can find more information about childcare options in Darwin here: childcare information.


The Pacific Rim Conference on Mathematics is a major interdisciplinary mathematical meeting which convenes regularly at major academic institutions gathered around the Pacific. The conference series was conceived when Professor Roderick Wong, who spent twenty-five years at the University of Manitoba before returning to Hong Kong in the mid-90s to take up a faculty position at the City University of Hong Kong, developed the idea with Professor Robert Miura of the University of British Columbia for a mathematical conference supported by the City University and UBC. Professor Tai-Ping Liu of Academia Sinica and Stanford University became involved in planning during a visit to Professor Wong’s department, so that City University of Hong Kong, the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (an institute with close ties to UBC) and Academia Sinica provided organisational support at the inaugural Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics which took place in January 1998 at the City University.

Hong Kong Waterfront Sunset

The decision was taken to hold the meeting every three years, and in 2001 its second meeting was hosted by Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan at the Institute of Mathematics, whose Director was at that time Professor Fon-Che Liu. In 2004, the meeting was held at Fudan University in Shanghai, organized principally by Professor Li Ta-Tsien. The Pacific RIm Conference returned to the City University of Hong Kong for its fourth iteration, in 2007. By the time of the fifth meeting, in 2010, when Tai-Ping Liu and Richard Schoen organized the conference at Stanford University, the group of mathematicians comprising its Scientific Committee represented over ten major universities on the west coast of the United States, and in China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Korea and Australia.

An impetus that has driven the PRCM from its inception is a recognition that the economic vibrancy of the Pacific Rim region has been accompanied by rising importance of the region in scientific research, a trend that has only magnified in the intervening years. The sixth meeting was held at the Sapporo Convention Center in Hokkaido, Japan, organized by Professor Yoshikazu Giga; and the seventh, in 2017, at Seoul National University in Korea was organized by Professor Seung-Yeal Ha; the was supported by the Department of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley and organised by Professors Alan Hammond and Fraydoun Rezakhanlou. This meeting was delayed by a year and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held online.

(Berkeley University 2020, The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics History, viewed 31 October 2023,


Darwin Convention Centre

10 Stokes Hill Rd
Darwin City NT 0800

-12.467262653511, 130.84844285



BEWARE OF SCAMS: do not trust any solicitations to book your accommodation. We have not appointed external organisations or travel agents to ‘finalise a reservation’. Please  contact directly the organisers if you have concerns about a message you received about bookings.

The venue is located within Darwin’s Waterfront Precinct, amongst many hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants in close proximity.  Competitive rates have been secured with the following hotels for conference participants:

Alternative 3 to 3.5-star accommodation options:

  • The Cavenagh Hotel (4 min walk)
  • MOM Hostel - Darwin YHA (6 min walk)
  • Capitanos (7 min walk)

Further options available at Top End Northern Territory.

There is a free shuttle bus that services the waterfront precinct at lunch time and dinner time.

Please note that rooms and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.

June is the high season within the Northern Territory, we recommend you book your flights, accommodation, and tours as early as possible to take advantage of the competitive rates.

Aerial view of a port in Darwin, Australia

Special sessions

Special sessions

abstract blocks of mathematical formulas

Organisers: Seung-Yeal Ha (Seoul National University), Taiping Liu (Academia Sinica), and Kazuhiro Ishige (The University of Tokyo)

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Fourier transform

Organisers: Po Lam Yung (Australian National University), Ji Li (Macquarie University)

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3d geometry mathematical object

Organisers: Ben Andrews (Australian National University) and Rod Gover (University of Auckland)

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multicolored dices with white dots on black background

Organisers: Alan Hammond (University of California Berkeley) and David Croydon (Kyoto University)

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Data science

Organisers: Shahar Mendelson (Australian National University)

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Computational Mathematics

Organisers: Katharine Turner (Australian National University), Frederick Qiu (City University Hong Kong)

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Blackboard inscribed with scientific formulas and calculations in physics and mathematics

Organiser: Chengbo Zhu (National University of Singapore)

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Abstract topology structure map

Organisers: Eleny Ionel (Stanford University), Yongbin Ruan (IASM, Zhejiang University)

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abstract triangle geometry pattern background

Organisers: Rowena Ball (Australian National University)

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Explore the Northern Territory before or after the conference with Tourism Top End.



The PRCM will attract over 200 international delegates from a dozen of countries facing the Pacific and will bring together a diverse group of professionals, academics and experts. 

Hosting a conference of this magnitude involves significant costs, including venue rental, catering, marketing and logistics. We are therefore seeking sponsorship to help us cover these costs and make the conference a success. Your support as a partner would be instrumental in ensuring that we can support our attendees. 

Your contribution will be acknowledged through various means, such as marketing and promotional materials, including the conference website, social media and printed brochures. We can also offer additional branding and networking opportunities, depending on your level of sponsorship (please download the Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF, 1.28 MB))

Your sponsorship will help us support travel and accommodation for distinguished researchers presenting their work at the conference:

  • Plenary speakers
  • Invited Speakers

We would also very much hope to be able to support Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers with grants toward accommodation and/or travel.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Lilia Ferrario

Director, Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU Email: