Sydney Mathematical Research Institute

Transforming Australian research in the mathematical sciences

About the institute

Sydney Mathematical Research Institute is the first institute of its kind in Australia, brought about by generous philanthropic funding and the support of the University of Sydney. We provide a hub for visiting researchers in the mathematical sciences, where they can collaborate with Sydney’s world-leading researchers, and from which they can travel to other Australian universities and conferences. We also run events and public outreach programs connected to mathematical research. We act in concert with other institutes such as AMSI and MATRIX to bring about the greatest benefit for the discipline nationally.

Professor Anthony Henderson, Executive Director

In my experience, progress in mathematics is the result of two ingredients. The first is time and focused effort, sometimes over years or even decades. The second is a rich ecosystem of ideas, which is often a result of collaboration. Our institute’s goal to provide both: we support researchers by giving them time and space to think within a stimulating mathematical environment.

Professor Geordie Williamson, Director

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Visiting Researchers

The institute’s visitor program funds more than 30 visiting researchers each year in all areas of the mathematical sciences. Other visiting researchers are located with them to create a vibrant and creative environment.

Meet our visiting researchers

Apply for the International Visitor Program

Applications for the July 2019 round of the International Visitor Program are now open

Learn about past successful applicants

Visitor profiles