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Successful applicants: International Visitor Program 2022 Round 1 and Ukrainian Visitor Program

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).

International Mathematical Union emblem

ICM2022 Down Under: July

The official International Congress of Mathematics 2022 will be held virtually. In Sydney, SMRI will recreate some of the usual spirit of the ICM. Our local event will feature 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.

SMRI staff and visitors on the terrace

“Hendoff” for former SMRI Exec Director Anthony Henderson: 19–22 April 2022

The Hendoff is a celebration of Anthony Henderson's manifold contributions to mathematics in Australia, through both his research and service to the community.
After over two years at the helm of SMRI and more than 20 at Sydney, let's send Anthony off in style!

Geordie Williamson Sydney Ideas March 2022

Maths, AI and intuition with Geordie Williamson: Photo Gallery

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.

March 2022 newsletter

Latest SMRI Quarterly Newsletter published

Read the latest issue of the SMRI Quarterly newsletter, and view past newsletters from 2020-2022.

MATRIX-SMRI Symposium: Nijenhuis Geometry and Integrable Systems, February 2022

This hybrid research symposium on Nijenhuis Geometry and integrable systems took place over 3–18 Feb 2022 online and at Creswick, MATRIX.
It explored Nijenhuis geometry and uses it as a link connecting finite & infinite dimensional integrable systems.

Mathematicians recognised at the 2021 Australian Mathematical Society Meeting

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.

Professor Stephan Tillmann

2022 SMRI Executive Director Stephan Tillmann recognised with Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

SMRI's future Executive Director Professor Stephan "Tillus" Tillmann has been recognised with the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Stephan Tillmann

SMRI welcomes new Executive Director Professor Stephan Tillmann for 2022

SMRI welcomes new Executive Director Professor Stephan "Tillus" Tillmann from the University of Sydney's School of Mathematics and Statistics, who will take up the position in January 2022.
In this Q&A with Professor Tillmann, he shares his vision for the Institute.

Singularities in Geometric Flows lecture

MATRIX-SMRI Symposium: Singularities in Geometric Flows, January 2022

This hybrid symposium on singularities in geometric flows was held over 3–14 Jan 2022 at Cresswick, MATRIX and online.
It focused on exciting recent developments in the analysis of geometric flows via soliton and ancient solutions.

Terence Tao

Terence Tao joins President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

SMRI congratulates Professor Terence Tao, a member of our Advisory Board, who has been announced by President Joe Biden as a new member of the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 

9th Workshop on Integrable Systems

Integrable Systems Workshop, December 2021

The 2021 Integrable Systems Workshop took place over 2 – 3 December 2021, hosted by the University of Sydney's School of Mathematics and Statistics. This workshop brings together speakers on topics such as integrable systems, special functions, mathematical physics, discrete dynamical systems, and Painlevé equations.