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University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute

Transforming maths in Australia with research and public outreach
Our Sydney Mathematical Research Institute is the first of its kind in Australia, drawing leading mathematical scientists from all over the world to do research with Australian collaborators, and engaging with the public.

The Institute invites applications from mathematical researchers from all over the world. While in residency in the Institute, visiting mathematicians can focus on research and collaboration without the usual demands of teaching and administration.

It is through undertaking collaborative mathematical sciences research that real creativity occurs – this is at the heart of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute.

Generous donor support

The establishment of the Institute was made possible by the generous support of our donors:

  • Simon Marais Foundation
  • Hooper Shaw Foundation
  • Dr Philipp Hofflin and Dr Rebekah Jenkin.


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Sydney scholars honoured with top Australian fellowship

Outstanding academics awarded more than $9.3m for three research projects

Three University of Sydney academics have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council.