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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.

The life of Hanna Neumann, Australia's first female professor of mathematics

July 5th 2017, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Philosophy Room, Main Quadrangle

Peter Neumann OBE, Emeritus Fellow of Queen's College Oxford, will speak about his mother's extraordinary life.

To register, please see the announcement at

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.

SIAM awards to Martin Wechselberger.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) J. D. Crawford Prize for 2017 has been awarded to Prof Martin Wechselberger. The prize is awarded every two years, in recognition of recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science.

Additionally, Prof Wechselberger and co-authors Theodore Vo and Richard Bertram are recipients of one of the three SIAM outstanding paper awards for 2017.

CATS 2017: Computational & Algorithmic Topology Sydney

From 27 June to 1 July 2017 at the University of Sydney.

This workshop will bring together experts and emerging researchers to report on recent results and explore future directions in computational and algorithmic topology. There will be a focus on problems in low-dimensional geometry and topology, and on the development of practical algorithms and their implementation. We plan to have introductory talks on the first two days of the workshop, followed by research talks on the remaining three days. For more information, see the conference web-page.

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,

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.