Maths alpha achievers

A learned reader suggests its been the best three months ever for Australian maths. Yesterday Perth expat and UWA graduate Aksnay Venkatesh won a 2018 Field Medal. Earlier this week UniSydney mathematician Nalini Joshi AO was elected vice president of the International Mathematical Union, (she was shortlisted last week for the mentor category in this year’s Eureka Awards). Back in May Geordie Williamson, also from the University of Sydney, was appointed co-diector of a new maths research centre there, funded by a $5m donation. He was also appointed a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science.


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