Professor Finnur Larusson
Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD  email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a professor of pure mathematics. I did my PhD at the University of Chicago and worked at universities in the US and Canada before joining the University of Adelaide in 2006. I do research in complex analysis and complex geometry and related areas of mathematics. I teach courses at all levels and supervise postgraduate students.
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My main research area is holomorphic geometry. My research has involved several other fields of mathematics, in recent years including, for example, the theory of toric varieties, geometric invariant theory, and the theory of minimal surfaces. I regularly publish in international journals and have active collaborations with mathematicians in several countries.
Since 2009, I have coorganised nine conferences, conference sessions, and workshops in Europe, Canada, and Australia. In August to November 2016, I was a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo. In August 2020, I will be a plenary speaker at the 28th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians in Helsinki.

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Appointments
Date Position Institution name 2006 Professor University of Adelaide 1995  2007 Professor University of Western Ontario 
Education
Date Institution name Country Title 1992 University of Chicago USA PhD 
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I was the sole chief investigator of a Discovery Grant entitled "Flexibility and symmetry in complex geometry" from the Australian Research Council in 20122014, and of a Discovery Grant entitled "Homotopical structures in algebraic, analytic, and equivariant geometry" in 20152017.
I teach courses at all levels, from large firstyear courses to courses at the honours and master level. I take an interest in pedagogy and teaching innovations. I was the founder and convenor in 20142017 of the Learning and Teaching Working Group in the School of Mathematical Sciences. I was the Director of Teaching of the School in 20132016, the Director of Teaching Development in 20172019, and I am now the School's Director (Learning and Teaching). From mid2018 to mid2019, I was the Director (Learning Quality) in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. I take a handson interest in school education. I was an active member of Mathematicians in Schools from 2010 to 2017, and participated in the ChooseMaths national mentoring program for highschool girls in 20172018.

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Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Highly Symmetric Homogeneous KobayashiHyberbolic Manifolds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliot Herrington 2019 Principal Supervisor Algebraic Oka Theory for Curves Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Ryan James Dye 2019 Principal Supervisor Equivariant Oka theory for Riemann surfaces Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alexander Joseph Fausto Lai De Oliveira 2017 Principal Supervisor Spaces of Holomorphic Immersions of Open Riemann Surfaces Into Affine Spaces Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Haripriya Sridharan 
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017  2019 Principal Supervisor Holomorphic Immersions of Restricted Growth from Smooth Affine Algebraic Curves into the Complex Plane Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Daniel Cody John 2017  2019 Principal Supervisor The Parametric Oka Principle for Riemann Surfaces Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Matthew James Ryan 2014  2016 Principal Supervisor Deformation Retractions from Spaces of Continuous Maps onto Spaces of Holomorphic Maps Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Brett Simon Chenoweth 2013  2016 Principal Supervisor Holomorphic Flexibility Properties of Spaces of Elliptic Functions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David James Bowman 2012  2014 Principal Supervisor Oka Theory of Riemann Surfaces Master of Philosophy Master Full Time William Crawford 2010  2013 Principal Supervisor Holomorphic Flexibility Properties of Complements and Mapping Spaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Hanysz 2008  2011 Principal Supervisor Acyclic Embeddings of Open Riemann Surfaces into Elliptic Manifolds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tyson Ritter

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Board Memberships
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2010  2013 Member Council of the Australian Mathematical Society — — 
Editorial Boards
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2014  ongoing Associate Editor Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society — —
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