CARMA supports the formation of the National Research Centre by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. CARMA will be a foundation partner in the Centre when it is launched in 2016.


CARMA renewed until 2020: read our presentation here



Tools and Mathematics: Instruments for Learning

Tue, 29th Nov 2016 — Thu, 1st Dec 2016
Sydney Campus

Please visit the workshop web page for further information.


APCO Workshop

Fri, 16th Dec 2016 — Sat, 17th Dec 2016
University HouseCity Campus

For details, please visit the APCO web page.

These are the events in the next 7 days. For more, see the events page.


Project Management Achievement Award for Amir Salehipour

Dr Amir Salehipour (CARMA) and Miss Leila M. Naeni (School of Built Environment, UTS, and School of EE&CS, UON) won the prestigious 2016 Project Management Achievement Award (PMAA) - Re... [READ MORE]

National Colloquium - STEMS: Putting Statistics into STEM

The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), via its Statistics Education Section, is hosting a 2-day colloquium and workshop (2-3 June 2016, UTS) to develop a platform for the transform... [READ MORE]

Building Statistical Literacy for Success in Higher Education

A project which aims to improve statistical literacy has been awarded Higher Education Participation Programme National Priority Pool funding, It will "create, evaluate and disseminate... [READ MORE]


Selected paper from DocServer
Viqar Husain, Oliver Winkler


In a metric variable based Hamiltonian quantization, we give a prescription for constructing semiclassical matter-geometry states for homogeneous and isotropic cosmological models. These ”collective” states arise as infinite linear combinations of fundamental excitations in an unconventional ”polymer” quantization. They satisfy a number of properties characteristic of semiclassicality, such as peaking on classical phase space configurations. We describe how these states can be used to determine quantum corrections to the classical evolution equations, and to compute the initial state of the universe by a backward time evolution.


Membership to CARMA offers many benefits and is available by invitation to all University of Newcastle academic staff. Associate membership, also by invitation, is available to external researchers and practitioners for three-year renewable terms. Associate members are expected to visit CARMA with some frequency, typically for a total of three to four weeks in a year, and to be involved in one or more ongoing research projects with CARMA members. CARMA is able to assist with the travel and living costs of such visits.