Dr Andrew Toon BSc, PhD.


Andrew’s first degree was in Mathematical Physics from the University of Sussex where he was awarded a First Class degree. He continued at Sussex to complete his PhD titled ‘Non-supersymmetric Orbifolds and Atkin Lehner Symmetry’. He then completed postdoctoral positions in Japan and Oxford before spending many years in Singapore as mathematics head at a number of higher education institutes. Andrew joined Newman University in 2015 to develop the current single honours BSc Mathematics degree.


Andrew’s research interests have included String Theory, Quantum Gravity, Topological Field Theories and in recent years the Protein Folding Problem, as well as the use of computer algebra and other software to teach mathematics.


Andrew teaches both pure and applied mathematics, which include mathematical thinking, mathematical modelling, complex analysis, linear algebra, optimization, partial differential equations as well as supervising final year dissertations.