PhD Student Symposium – 2023 Australia-NZ Student Conference on Relativity / Cosmology / Astrophysics

David Wood

  •  8 May 2023 - 10 May 2023
     8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Jack Aimer (University of Canterbury)
Louie Bernhardt (University of Melbourne)
Alex Goodenbour (University of Canterbury)
Earl Lester (University of Tasmania)
Spencer Magnall (Monash University)
Elliot Marshall (Monash University)
Petra Tang (University of Auckland)
Salvatore Vultaggio (University of Otago)
Yourong Frank Wang (University of Auckland)

Description: The 2023 Australia-NZ Student Conference on General Relativity is an online event for postgraduate students in General Relativity, Cosmology, and Astrophysics. Research in general relativity draws on many sources from differential geometry and classical field theory to astrophysical observations and techniques in numerical analysis. We hope to provide a platform for postgraduate students with expertise in these diverse fields to share their research and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the Tasman.

Along with student talks, we will hear from a number of researchers in Australia and New Zealand who work with general relativity and there will be spaces for networking and discussion. Local student hubs are also being organised, so you can attend together with other students in your region.

For queries about the symposium, please contact Elliot Marshall at

Invited Speakers:
Matthew Bailes (Swinburne University)
Richard Easther (University of Auckland)
Astrid Lamberts (California Institute of Technology / CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)
Todd Oliynyk (Monash University)
Volker Schlue (University of Melbourne)
Chris Stevens (University of Canterbury)

Program Structure:

Symposium webpage:


This symposium is supported by MATRIX and AMSI.
To support post-symposium research collaboration between PhD student participants, MATRIX-AMSI are providing funding through the MATRIX-AMSI PhD Student Research Collaboration Scheme