Research Field: Mathematics
Symmetry abounds in many areas of science, and group theory, as the “Mathematics of Symmetry”, models this natural concept. Dr Dietrich’s fundamental research in group theory studies the omnipresence of groups in mathematics and science, to understand their structure in detail. He also develops computer programs to study symmetries, distributing these programs world-wide to assist the work of other researchers.
Heiko has participated in the Mathematicians-in-Schools program for many years, and has run many hands-on workshops and presentations to school children.
He completed his PhD at the University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 2009, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.