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Geordie Williamson to be plenary speaker at ICM 2018

Professor Geordie Williamson will be one of the plenary speakers at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. Held every four years, the International Congress is the world's most prestigious mathematical event, and Professor Williamson is the first Australia-based mathematician to be selected as a plenary speaker.

For the full list of plenary speakers at ICM2018, see the ICM2018 web site.

Essay Competition for University of Sydney students

The Norbert Quirk Mathematical Essay Competition for 2017 is now open. For this year's topic and the competition rules, please see the NQMEC rules page.

There are prizes available for first, second and third year undergraduates.

JARCS Sydney 2017

From 25 September to 29 September 2017 at the University of Sydney.

The Australian-Japanese Workshop on Real and Complex Singularities is an initiative towards the further advance of scientific exchange between Australian and Japanese researchers. The scientific programme will be based around a series of expository lectures presented by the invited speakers, each of whom is an internationally recognised expert in an area of mathematics having substantial interactions with the contemporary theory of singularities in real and complex geometry.

For more information, see the conference web-page, http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/laurent/RCSW/.

Future Directions in Representation Theory

This conference will be held at the University of Sydney from December 4 to December 8, 2017, in the Abercrombie Building. More information, including the current list of invited speakers, can be found on the conference web page.

Registration is now open at the above page.

Simons Foundation deal makes Magma widely available in U.S.

The Simons Foundation and the Magma Group have concluded an agreement that will make the Magma computational algebra system much more widely available in the US. See the School's news page for more information.