Taking a seat at the topological table

Check out Kate Turner's story on board games and topology here.  

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MSI retains its position as #1 in Australia

The MSI improved its ranking (subject mathematics) to #22 in the world (up from #27 in 2017) and retains its position as #1 in Australia

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ANU Maths Day 2018: registrations are open!

Young maths enthusiasts from across the region are invited to battle it out in a test of mind and muscles at ANU Maths Day.

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Buckingham Palace built with mineralised microbes from the Jurassic

MSI Prof Murray Batchelor has lead an international team of experts on the discovery of microbes at Buckingham Palace.

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Sue Wilson named Honorary Senior Fellow of the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society

This award recognises sustained outstanding contributions to the field of bioinformatics or computational biology.

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Congratulations to the MSI 2018 ARC grant recipients

The MSI wishes to congratulate the recipients of the latest ARC grant round which was announced on Friday,10th Nov 17. 

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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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