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Profiles of some of the visitors to SMRI

Successful applicants for the Domestic Visitor Program – July 2020

Visit information up to date as of 04 August 2020. For current information, see the visitor list. James Borger (Australian National University) Research interests: Algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry Dates: 7 September – 18 September 2020 Lance Gurney (Australian National University) Research interests: Prismatic cohomology, shtukas, Dieudonné theory, CM elliptic curves, Drinfeld modules, Lubin-Tate modules, ...

Nancy Scherich

Dr Nancy Scherich (Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, North Carolina) discusses her research on braids, life as an early career researcher, and her experience combining mathematics with her love of dance. Dr Scherich was the 2017 winner of the Dance your PhD competition.

A message from the Executive Director

We have just passed one year since the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute opened its doors. Thanks to the hard work of our staff, and the strength of mathematical research at the University of Sydney and across Australia, we have been privileged to host a total of 80 visiting researchers in our first year. Like similar ...

Successful applicants for the International Visitor Program – January 2020

Visit information up to date as of 04 March 2020. For current information, see the visitor list. Sydney Mathematical Research Institute acknowledges the valuable contributions (financial and otherwise) to the International Visitor Program made by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney and by the hosts and universities listed below. Nancy ...

Nancy Reid

In the era of big data and machine learning, everybody is trying to extract the best quality information from their data. It’s a complicated task, but one statisticians have been working on for more than a century, long before anyone could even conceive of Facebook or Google. This is the field in which Professor Nancy ...

Syarifah Nordin

Have you ever been driving down the highway and found yourself stuck behind a slow-moving car, blocking an otherwise fast-moving lane? When this happens to Dr Syarifah Nordin, Senior Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, her mind jumps to mathematics. Dr Nordin works in operations research, the mathematics of decision-making. It uses a combination of analysis, ...

Nalini Joshi wins a 2019 Premier’s Prize

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute would like to congratulate Professor Nalini Joshi, a member of our Scientific Advisory Committee, on winning the 2019 NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry or Physics.

Cheryl Praeger wins the 2019 PM’s Prize for Science

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute would like to congratulate Professor Cheryl Praeger on winning the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Praeger, a member of our advisory board, is the first mathematician, and only the second person in the mathematical sciences, to be awarded the prize.

Successful applicants for the International Visitor Program – July 2019

Visit information up to date as of 23 September 2019 Sydney Mathematical Research Institute acknowledges the valuable contributions (financial and otherwise) to the International Visitor Program made by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney and by the hosts and universities listed below. Nancy Reid (University of Toronto) Research interests: Theoretical ...

This Sounds like Science: Why Music is Maths

Why do guitars, flutes and voices sound different? How do we hear the different notes in a piece of music? Why does the sound of a whistle feel simpler than that of a violin? Most importantly, what does all of this have to do with the cover of Pink Floyd’s “The dark side of the ...

Gwyn Bellamy

Dr Gwyn Bellamy is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and is among the first visitors through SMRI's International Visitor Program. Hailing from a small village on the Welsh coast, the school-aged Bellamy made the decision of where to study maths on a cattle showground, at a university careers fair in the village of Carmarthen.