Seamus Albion is currently completing his third year of a Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Queensland, specialising in pure mathematics. His research interests lie mainly in algebra and number theory. Throughout his degree, Seamus has gained valuable research experience through several projects in mathematical analysis, and wishes to broaden his mathematical knowledge through his vacation research scholarship. In the future, he wishes to undertake an honours project in an area closely related to his project for the summer.
Along with his studies, Seamus is involved in the UQ Mathematics Students Society as president, which organises social events for both undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics students. He is also an avid musician, being a member of the UQ Symphony Orchestra as well as other ensembles both inside and outside UQ.
Characters and q-series
This is a project in pure mathematics. Its aim is to explore methods from algebraic combinatorics, number theory and representation theory to give a combinatorial description of the characters of affine Lie algebras of type A and their underlying Rogers-Ramanujan type q-series.