Associate Professor Joan Licata is a Researcher at the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute.

Her primary research area is low-dimensional topology, with a focus on knot theory, three-manifolds, and contact geometry. In additional to lecturing and supervising research students, Dr Licata has convened the Honours specialisation in mathematics since 2014.

Fields of expertise



Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

Science and maths skills are widely celebrated as keys to economic and technological progress, but abstract mathematics may…

3 January 2023

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