Professor Helen Byrne awarded 2021 Australian Laureate Fellowship

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute would like to congratulate Professor Helen Byrne, a member of our Scientific Advisory Committee, on being awarded a 2021 Australian Laureate Fellowship through the ARC Laureate Fellowship Scheme. Professor Byrne was awarded her Fellowship to unlock the potential of mathematical biology creating a blueprint for future research in advanced mathematics. …

SMRI Director Geordie Williamson joins editorial board of Inventiones mathematicae

SMRI congratulates Director Professor Geordie Williamson on joining the editorial board of Inventiones Mathematicae. Professor Williamson is the first mathematician working in Australia to be an editor of Inventiones, one of the highest ranking mathematical journals listed across numerous ranking systems, including InCites Journal Citation Reports and AustMS journal rankings for pure mathematics and the …

International Women in Mathematics Day at the University of Sydney

Celebrating women mathematicians at SMRI The University of Sydney’s School of Mathematics & Statistics hosted an in-person and online event to celebrate Women in Mathematics Day on 12 May, sponsored by SMRI and the University of Sydney. The event began with a video screening of ‘Secrets of the Surface’, featuring Fields Medallist Maryam Mirzakhani. This …

Call for Proposals: MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium 2021

UPDATE: The deadline for MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium proposals has been extended to 18 June. MATRIX (Creswick) and the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute invite proposals for a joint Research Symposium to be held in a hybrid format (in-person/on-line) in 2021. The joint MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium will be centred around one distinguished international researcher who will Chair …

Latest SMRI Quarterly Newsletter published

The latest issue of the SMRI Quarterly Newsletter has been mailed and can be viewed online. To be added to the newsletter mailing list, please email SMRI Admin. April 2021 Newsletter Previous issues: January 2021 Newsletter October 2020 Newsletter July 2020 Newsletter

Australian Academy of Science 2021 honorifics for mathematical scientists

The Australian Academy of Science has awarded 24 scientists with prestigious honorific awards in 2021, including several in the mathematical sciences. Career awards will be celebrated at Science at the Shine Dome 2021 online. SMRI congratulates Professor Cheryl Praeger AC, a member of our Advisory Board, who has been recognised with the inaugural Ruby Payne-Scott Medal …

Symposium with Martin Hairer: Colloquium Talk and Survey of Research Directions

These sessions were recordings as part of the SMRI-MATRIX Online Symposium with Martin Hairer (3–19 February 2021). Colloquium talk: ‘Taming Infinities’ Abstract: Some physical and mathematical theories have the unfortunate feature that if one takes them at face value, many quantities of interest appear to be infinite! What’s worse, this doesn’t just happen for some …

Nalini Joshi awarded the 2021 ANZIAM Medal

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute would like to congratulate Professor Nalini Joshi, a member of our Scientific Advisory Committee, on being awarded the ANZIAM Medal for 2021. The Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Medal was established in 1995 and is awarded on the basis of research achievements, activities enhancing applied and/or industrial …

Cheryl Praeger appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia

SMRI congratulates Professor Cheryl Praeger AC, a member of our Advisory Board, on her appointment as a Companion of the Order of Australia, the highest honour in the Australia Day awards. The University of Western Australia Emeritus Professor is the 2019 winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and the 2014 awardee of the …