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The School of Mathematics and Statistics

The School was formed in 1991 by merging the departments of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. It is now one of the largest mathematics schools in Australia and pursues a vigorous program of teaching, scholarship and research. In particular, the postgraduate program is varied and flexible, catering for students of many different backgrounds. The School supports a policy of active research and insists on the highest standards of academic achievement. At present, the School consists of four research groups :

The Pure Mathematics group is further divided into five subgroups: algebra, analysis, categories & combinatorics, computational algebra, and geometry & topology.

The School has all the facilities of a well established and progressive teaching and research institution, including a modern library and an extensive computer network of workstations. In addition the network supports a number of high-speed processors and colour graphics systems. A wide variety of software packages is available including Magma (developed in the School), Spida, S-plus, Reduce, Mathematica and Matlab.

The School is proud of its postgraduate students. Our research students are a valuable resource and the School is committed to providing them with excellent research facilities and office space in which to work. Some financial aid is available to students to allow them to attend relevant conferences and workshops. Further support is offered in the form of part-time teaching, assignment and examination marking (see Section 6 for details).

The School holds regular seminars, workshops and conferences to ensure that its members stay abreast of latest developments. It also supports and encourages an active international visitor program.

Further information can be obtained from the School's Web site at:

www.maths.usyd.edu.au:8000/


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Sydney Mathematics and Statistics, July 2001