Geordie Williamson is a finalist for the 2022 Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation

Inaugural Director of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute Professor Geordie Williamson has been selected as a finalist for the Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation.

Awarded annually, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are Australia’s most comprehensive national science awards, and honour excellence across the areas of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.

Professor Williamson has made fundamental contributions to Australia’s research capacity in pure mathematics, while his unique leadership vision is transforming the discipline and helping shape the mathematical tools of the future.



Read the University news announcement about all six University of Sydney researchers selected as finalists for the prestigious science prizes in 2022, and visit the Australian Museum website for details about the 45 finalists nominated for 14 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

The winners of the 2022 Eureka Prizes will be announced on Wednesday 31 August at an awards ceremony held at the Australian Museum. An online livestream of the awards will also be open to all audiences to view on the night. Register for the livestream at

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman