Appointments, achievements

Tim Colmer is the successful candidate in an expression of interest process at UWA to become PVC R. The plant biologist starts his six months on Monday.

Jeremy Kilburn will be PVC for Curtin U’s faculty of science and engineering. He moves from the University of Aberdeen.

Aksnay Venkatesh is one of the four winners of this year’s Fields Medal. The Indian-born, Perth-brought up mathematician is set to join the Princeton based Institute for Advanced Studies, from Stanford U, in a fortnight. The Fields Medal is awarded annually to two to four mathematicians under 40 as recognition of “outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.”  UWA says it thinks he is one of the university’s youngest ever graduates. Professor Venkatesh’s interests include; “automorphic forms representation theory,” (sorry, no idea).



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