Professor Matthew Emerton public lecture: ‘The theory of numbers, from ancient Greece to the 21st century’

SMRI was delighted to welcome University of Chicago Professor, Matthew Emerton, to present a public lecture, as part of the Mahler Lecture Series. You can view the full video below. The Mahler Lectureship is awarded every two years to a distinguished mathematician who usually works in an area of mathematics associated with the work of ...

Po-Shen Loh

Po-Shen Loh’s visit to SMRI: How do brain emojis relate to mathematical thinking and kindness?

During May, mathematician Po-Shen Loh was a guest of SMRI and presented at events in Sydney and Melbourne. At the University of Sydney, this included: a public lecture moderated by SMRI visiting researcher Francis Su (view the recording and photo gallery below), a high school workshop, and a perspectives seminar. On the day of the ...

University of Sydney Quadrangle

Perspectives on Mathematics special semester 2024

The seminar series "Perspectives on Mathematics: Its Humanity, Culture, and Communication" has explored and illuminated the human side of mathematics. Organised by Francis Su and Stephan Tillmann, it began on 1 March.

the Quadrangle cloisters

IMU-SMRI Mathematical Colloquia and Panels

SMRI was lucky enough to host the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in March 2024. We hosted a series of talks and panel events to align with the annual IMU committee meeting.

Jessica Fintzen

Interview with Jessica Fintzen

Jessica Fintzen's research interests include representation theory and number theory: two areas of mathematics with a mysterious relationship. In this interview, Jessica gives us a rundown of p-adic groups and their representations, and how they are connected to the Langlands Program. She also shares her mathematical motivations (and her talent for handstands).

Milena Radnovic

“Geometry: the archetype of beauty” public lecture and photo gallery

In this public lecture for Pi Day 2024, University of Sydney mathematician Associate Professor Milena Radnović explored the beauty of geometry. Watch the recording and view the photo gallery.

Escher woocut: Circle Limit III

Pi Day 2024: public lecture & Sydney high school workshops

To celebrate the 2024 International Day of Mathematics (aka "Pi Day") on 14 March, SMRI organised three public events for all, including a public lecture on the beauty of geometry.

Dr Karl and Geordie Williamson

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WIMSIG Conference 2024: 1–2 October, University of Sydney

WIMSIG Conference 2024 will celebrate the achievements of women, trans and gender diverse people in the mathematical sciences, with plenary speakers and special sessions spanning pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics in industry

Yumi Stynes. Shireen Taweel, Stephan Tillmann

Art Gallery of NSW: Perspectives on geometry photo gallery

On 29 November, visitors to the Art Gallery of NSW heard about the intricate relationship between geometry and the world around us from the perspectives of artist Shireen Taweel and SMRI Executive Director Stephan Tillmann, moderated by Yumi Stynes.

Andrew Krause

Interview with SMRI visitor Andrew Krause

Applied mathematician Andrew Krause visited SMRI in June 2023. In this interview, Andrew discusses how to model biological processes and other dynamical systems, from human fingerprint pattern formation to Turing's theory of morphogenesis.

Panorama of Mathematics II

Reflections on the Panorama of Mathematics II

SMRI's communications coordinator attended the Panorama of Mathematics II (October 2023), meeting with conference organiser Professor Dr. Karl-Theodor Sturm to discuss the opportunities and challenges.