• The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.09, Mathematics Building

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I grew up in Victoria (the Kinglake area) and went to Yea High School in country Victoria. I then attended La Trobe University where I completed a BSc (Hons) majoring in pure mathematics, before moving to UWA to do a PhD under the auspices of Cheryl Praeger and Tim Penttila. From 2004 until 2006 I held an APD research grant (with Tim Penttila) and then I spent nearly three years in a research position at Ghent University (Belgium). From 2012 until 2016, I was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

Previous positions

Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, UWA (2004-2006)
Research Fellow/Marie Curie Fellow, Ghent Uni. (2006-2009)
Research Fellow, UWA (2009-2012)
ARC Future Fellow, UWA (2012-2016)
Associate Professor, UWA (2016 - )


Finite geometry, group actions and algebraic combinatorics.


English and dutch.


  • Group theory
  • Finite geometry
  • Graph theory
  • Algebraic combinatorics

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Research Output 2000 2019

On intriguing sets of the Penttila-Williford association scheme

Bamberg, J. & Metsch, K., 1 Dec 2019, In : Linear Algebra and Its Applications. 582, p. 327-345 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association Scheme
1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Simple groups, product actions, and generalised quadrangles

Bamberg, J., Popiel, T. & Praeger, C. E., Jun 2019, In : Nagoya Mathematical Journal. 234, p. 87-126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Generalized Quadrangle
Simple group
Permutation group
Cartesian product

The covering radii of the 2-transitive unitary, Suzuki, and Ree groups

Bamberg, J., Praeger, C. & Xia, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Group Theory. 22, 1, p. 103-117 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Covering Radius
Finite Geometry
Permutation group
114 Downloads (Pure)

A classification of finite antiflag-transitive generalized quadrangles

Bamberg, J., Li, C. H. & Swartz, E., 1 Mar 2018, In : Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. 370, 3, p. 1551-1601 51 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Generalized Quadrangle
Incidence Geometry
3 Citations (Scopus)

A new infinite family of hemisystems of the Hermitian surface

Bamberg, J., Lee, M., Momihara, K. & Xiang, Q., Feb 2018, In : Combinatorica. 38, 1, p. 43-66 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hermitian Surface


Code that enumerates q-regular subgraphs of symplectic generalised quadrangles

Bamberg, J. (Creator), Bishnoi, A. (Creator), Royle, G. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 2 Aug 2017



Two-intersection sets of PG(5,3) invariant under an element of order 7

Bamberg, J. (Creator), Martis, M. (Creator), Morris, S. A. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 18 Jun 2014



Projects 2004 2015


Hall medal

John Bamberg (Recipient), 2017


Kirkman medal

John Bamberg (Recipient), 2006