‘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.

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.

Francisco Crespo

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

Spotlight on spectral flow: 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

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.

Geordie Williamson speaks at 2022 Fields Medal Symposium: Akshay Venkatesh

Geordie Williamson is an invited speaker at the 2022 Fields Medal Symposium: Akshay Venkatesh, held over 17-19 October 2022 at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada. The recording of his talk, "What can the working mathematician expect from deep learning?" is now available.

Illustrative cyber security image

Quantum encryption algorithm cracked in minutes by computer running Magma

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 software system that has been developed with University of Sydney mathematicians.

Professor Geordie Williamson

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 2022 Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation.