Our campus is on Wurundjeri land, and this has been
a place of learning and innovation for tens of thousands of years.
I acknowledge and respect all ancestral lands of Australia’s First Peoples
and I pay my respects to their Elders and their families.

Dr. Nora Ganter

Senior Lecturer

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, Victoria, 3010


Email: email address

Research Interests

Elliptic cohomology and its role in representation theory. This program is joint with Arun Ram and brings together previous work of M. Ando, I. Rosu, I. Grojnowski, E. Looijenga, and Ginzburg-Kapranov-Vasserot.

Categorified character theory.

Another interest of mine is still in Moonshine and the Monster. (See also Baby Monsters.)


Editorial work: I am an associate editor for the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Research Program


Literature on topological modular forms


Kshitija Vaidya (working towards MSc).

Jonah Nelson (working towards MSc).

Owen Chengjing Zhang (working towards MSc).

Adam Walsh (MSc 2020). Thesis: Obstruction Theories for Categorical Group Extensions

Thomas Dove (MSc 2020). Thesis: Twisted Equivariant Tate K-Theory

Matthew Spong (PhD 2019). Thesis: Comparison Theorems for Torus-Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology Theories

Heath Winning (Master of Science 2017).

James Richardson (Master of Science, 2014). Thesis: The Homotopy Theory of 2-Groups.

Katie Bowles (Master of Science, 2014, joint supervision with Arun Ram). Thesis: Product Structure of Bott-Samelson Classes of Type G_2.

Robert Usher (Master of Science, 2013). Thesis: Representation and character theory of finite 2-groups.

James R. Jones (Master of Philosophy, 2012). Thesis: Characters of p-compact groups.

Narthana Epa (Honours 2010). Thesis title: Platonic 2-groups.

Undergraduate Seminar


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