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Interested in studying Mathematics or Statistics in 2018?

For information about our new program, including the Data Science major, see our information for prospective students page.

For information on mathematical careers see CHOOSEMATHS and MATHSADDS from AMSI.

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News and Events

Mathematical heroes and social justice: from victims to hell raisers

Tuesday 31 October, 6:00–7:30 pm, New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, Level 0, Law School Annex, Eastern Avenue

Professor Nassif Ghoussoub, Scientific Director of the Banff International Research Station in Canada, will describe the rich and poignant history of mathematicians who confronted prejudices, injustices, and social stigmas. Co-presented by the School of Mathematics and Statistics and Sydney Ideas.

Problem solving competition for undergraduates

The University of Sydney will be taking part in the inaugural Simon Marais Mathematics Competition on Saturday 7 October 2017. This is a mathematical problem-solving competition for undergraduate students in Australia and neighbouring countries, in which contestants enter either as individuals or as pairs. Generous prizes are on offer. To register your interest in entering, please contact local coordinator Dr Milena Radnović ( before Friday 15 September.

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.

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,

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.