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Successful applicants: International Visitor Program 2023 Round 1

SMRI congratulates 20 researchers in the mathematical sciences who were successful in the International Visitor Program 2023 Round 1.

2023 Women in Mathematics Day

Women in Mathematics Day 2023 “Olga Ladyzhenskaya” film screening

To celebrate Women in Mathematics Day on 12 May 2023, SMRI hosted a screening of the short documentary “Olga Ladyzhenskaya” (2022) by acclaimed filmmaker Ekaterina Eremenko.

‘Duels & duality’ International Day of Mathematics public lecture recording & photo gallery

To celebrate Pi Day on 14 March, University of Sydney mathematician Oded Yacobi presented “Duels and Duality: A fable about the life and mathematics of Évariste Galois”. View the photo gallery here.

August 2022 newsletter

Latest SMRI Newsletter published

Read the latest issue of the SMRI newsletter, and view past newsletters from 2020-2022.
Subscribe to the newsletter for biannual updates and end-of-year message.

Pi Day events: public lecture & Sydney high school workshops

To celebrate the International Day of Mathematics 2023 (aka "Pi Day") on 14 March, SMRI organised three public events for all ages and levels of mathematics.
UTS and UNSW also hosted events to celebrate Pi Day.

Interview with SMRI visitor Francisco Crespo

Over the second half of 2022, Francisco Crespo worked on a project related to the full n-body problem, which refers to the motion of rigid bodies in space. Find out why celestial mechanics has fascinated mathematicians throughout history in this video interview.

Dodecahedron on the SMRI terrace

Three postdoctoral research positions at SMRI: apply by January 2023

Postdoctoral positions at SMRI and USyd School of Maths and Stats: applications have now closed.

Dr Zsuzsanna Dancso, Professor Dror Bar-Natan (University of Toronto), Dr Nancy Scherich (Elon University) and PhD candidate Jessica Liu (University of Toronto)

2022 Toronto visitors: topological interpretations of knots, curves & more

In July 2022, international visitors from Toronto (Nancy Scherich, Dror Bar-Natan and Jessica Liu), visited SMRI to work on a topological algebra project with University of Sydney mathematician Zsuzsanna Dancso.
Watch our group interview, followed by individual interviews with Dr Scherich and Professor Bar-Natan.

Professor Matthias Lesch

Research in the Spotlight: Matthias Lesch

SMRI’s first visitor Professor Matthias Lesch and his Australian collaborators have recently published a paper on spectral flow in the Journal of Topology and Analysis.
Based at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn, Professor Lesch spent three months at SMRI and the Uni of Wollongong in mid-2019.

Professor Frank Calegari

Frank Calegari ‘Secrets of Pi’ public lecture: recording & photo gallery

Esteemed algebraic number theorist Professor Frank Calegari gave a public talk titled 'The secrets of Pi (and other transcendental numbers)' on 23 November, the first event on his 2022 Mahler Lecture Tour.

Geordie Williamson wins 2022 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Excellence in Science & Engineering: Photo Gallery

SMRI is delighted to announce that Director Professor Geordie Williamson has won the prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry or Physics in the 2022 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering.

Successful applicants: International Visitor Program 2022 Round 2

SMRI congratulates 23 researchers in the mathematical sciences who were successful in the International Visitor Program 2022 Round 2.