Women in Mathematics day

International Women in Mathematics Day at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney’s School of Mathematics & Statistics hosted an in-person and online event to celebrate Women in Mathematics Day on 12 May 2021, sponsored by SMRI and the University of Sydney.
The event began with a video screening of ‘Secrets of the Surface’, featuring Fields Medallist Maryam Mirzakhani.

MATRIX-SMRI proposal

Call for Proposals: MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium 2021

MATRIX and the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute invited proposals for a joint Research Symposium held in a hybrid format (in-person/on-line) in 2021.
The joint MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium will be centred around one distinguished international researcher who will Chair the Symposium, or one key publication for which one of the international authors will be designated Chair.

Bronwyn Hajek

Associate Professor Bronwyn Hajek, applied mathematician at the University of South Australia, describes how she is motivated by the quest to solve tricky, obscure, unsolved partial differential equations.
In this interview, Bronwyn discusses her upcoming SMRI project with University of Sydney collaborators Dr Robby Marangell and Professor Martin Wechselberger. The researchers will apply Lie symmetry methods to model biological shocks.

Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger

Australian Academy of Science 2021 honorifics for mathematical scientists

The Australian Academy of Science has awarded 24 scientists with prestigious honorific awards in 2021.
Professor Cheryl Praeger AC, a member of our Advisory Board, was recognised with the inaugural Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture. Professor Mathai Varghese (Uni of Adelaide) was awarded the Hannan Medal for his outstanding research in mathematics. Dr Kevin Coulembier (USyd) and Dr Vera Roshchina (UNSW) were awarded the Christopher Heyde Medal.

Dr Emily Cliff. Dr Marcy Robertson, Dr Zsuzsanna Dancso

Applications for the 2021 Domestic Visitor Program now open

Applications for the Domestic Visitor Program for 2021 are now open on a rolling basis. Download the Terms & Conditions for 2021 applications. The deadline for applications is 2–6 months before the start of the proposed visit. For current information on upcoming visitors, see the visitor list.

Symposium with Martin Hairer, February 2021

Over 3–19 February 2021, we explored the mathematics of Fields Medallist and Breakthrough Prize winner Martin Hairer, Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, in the SMRI-MATRIX Online Symposium with Martin Hairer. The symposium featured talks by Professor Hairer on his work in stochastic analysis, as well as talks by Australian mathematicians across the country.

Nalini Joshi awarded the 2021 ANZIAM Medal

SMRI would like to congratulate Professor Nalini Joshi, a member of our Scientific Advisory Committee, on being awarded the ANZIAM Medal for 2021.

Dr Jared Field

Jared Field

Dr Jared Field, Mckenzie Fellow in Mathematics at the University of Melbourne, describes how mathematics and biology intersect.

Cheryl Praeger appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia

SMRI congratulates Professor Cheryl Praeger AC, a member of our Advisory Board, on her appointment as a Companion of the Order of Australia, the highest honour in the Australia Day awards. The University of Western Australia Emeritus Professor is the 2019 winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (among other awards).

Successful applicants for the Domestic Visitor Program – November 2020

The successful applicants for the Domestic Visitor Program – November 2020 are Masoud Kamgarpour (University of Queensland), Jared M. Field (University of Melbourne), Michael Small (University of Western Australia; pictured left) and Jessica Purcell (Monash University; pictured right).

Nalini Joshi

Nalini Joshi awarded the 2020 George Szekeres Medal

SMRI congratulates Professor Nalini Joshi on being jointly awarded the George Szekeres Medal for 2020.

Anna Romanov

Mathematician Dr Anna Romanov (Visiting Researcher, Sydney Mathematical Research Institute) discusses her research and path in mathematics, as well as how an undergraduate project of hers caught the eye of xkcd’s Randall Munro.