A cryptosystem that was meant to withstand decryption by powerful quantum computers that may be developed in the future has been cracked by a single computer running a Magma program. Magma is a large software system for computing with abstract mathematical objects that has been developed with University of Sydney mathematicians.
Read the latest issue of the SMRI Quarterly newsletter, and view past newsletters from 2020-2022.
Inaugural Director of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute Professor Geordie Williamson has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation.
In this interview, Ivan Guo (Monash University) reflects on his recent SMRI visit and explains the models behind financial mathematics. He describes how transport theory applies to quantitative finance (as well as logistics and astronomy), how financial models are tested and debunks some misunderstandings about his field.
Introducing the first of our new regular feature “Research in the Spotlight”. Past SMRI visitor Bob Rink and his collaborators have recently published two papers in the journal Nonlinearity.
Congratulations to pure mathematician Professor John Cannon of the University of Sydney’s school of Mathematics and Statistics, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
SMRI congratulates the following researchers in the mathematical sciences on their successful applications. There are 14 successful applicants for the 2022IVP Round 1 and 3 successful applicants for the rolling UVP (Ukrainian Visitor Program).
The official International Congress of Mathematics 2022 was held virtually. In Sydney, SMRI recreated some of the usual spirit of the ICM. Our local event featured talks by the Australia-based invited speakers, presentations on the work of the Fields medallists, and interactive streaming of plenary and special session talks selected by the participants.
Just one day after Pi Day (the International Day of Mathematics, 14 March) Sydney Ideas and SMRI joined forces to present Maths, AI and intuition, a public talk featuring SMRI Director Professor Geordie Williamson, with event MC Adam Spencer.
SMRI congratulates mathematicians recognised with awards at AustMS 2021, the 65th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, which took place over 7-10 December 2021 at the University of Newcastle.
Awardees include SMRI Advisory Board member Professor Serena Dipierro.