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Mathematics and statistics

The research behind tomorrow’s breakthroughs
We are the only Australian university to have received the highest rating (5 out of 5) for research in the mathematical sciences in every Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia assessment to date.
Professor Geordie Williamson and Kevin Coulembier

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia, and in the past three years alone, our researchers have secured more than $12 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council to fund 30 separate research projects, and have published more than 400 refereed journal articles as well as eight books.

We engage in extensive ongoing research collaborations with leading researchers in a number of countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

We developed Magma, a world-leading computational algebra and number theory package that is used both in industry and in many branches of pure and applied mathematics.

Among our academic staff are a Fellow of the Royal Society, six Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, one Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow, four ARC Future Fellows and six ARC Discovery Early Career researchers.

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