Order in chaos

Ever since the birth of quantum theory early last century, mathematicians and scientists have been attempting to simplify it.

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Grand unified theory

MSI mathematician Professor Peter Bouwknegt is on the trail of the holy grail of physics – a theory of everything unifying quantum mecha

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Electricity minus carbon

Australia currently generates 85 per cent of its electricity by burning coal, resulting in 170 million tonnes of CO2 entering

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The beauty of chaos

The form of a cloud or the population dynamics of locusts threatening to reach plague proportions are both examples of complex systems a

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Altered images

What do blood vessels, ferns and crystals have in common?

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MSI is a centre of vibrant and innovative mathematical research. The Centre for Mathematics & its Applications administers our principal research activities.


Research activity at MSI is structured into our research programs.


The facilities we make available to our researchers are state-of-the-art.

CMA Proceedings

MSI produces publications and symposia proceedings that are available to download.

Visitors program

Overseas and interstate mathematicians and statisticians regularly visit MSI to collaborate.

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