For announcements of AustMS business, such as awards, vacant positions, upcoming deadlines, etc.

Association of Australian Mathematics Students (AAMS) Launch

At the recent AustMS meeting in Brisbane, a new student association within AustMS was launched. AAMS will be student run and entirely focused on student centric activities. The fundamental and most important objectives of AAMS are to provide support to mathematics students in their studies and research, and to promote and bolster their mathematical knowledge. AAMS’ motto is “empowering the mathematical minds of the future”. All student members of AustMS are now members of AAMS and membership will be free.

Applications Open for the AustMS Social Media and News Coordinator – January 27

AustMS is seeking a person for the role of Social Media and News Coordinator as Vera Roshchina is stepping down from this position shortly.  Thank you Vera for all your great work.

We seek a person with significant ties to mathematics and AustMS, either with a PhD in the mathematical sciences, or a PhD student in the field, or an AustMS member working in industry in the mathematical sciences. We also seek someone with web and social media skills, and preferably with experience in news curation.

Firstly the role services the Society’s social media stakeholders, the website content management group, conference, workshop and event organisers.

Secondly, it curates national and international news feeds for the website, and for social media.

The call is also available here.

A brief position description is attached and also available here. Remuneration is offered.

Contact person: AustMS vice-president, Aidan Sims vice-president@austms.org.au

Applications by email to Aidan closing on Friday 27 January 2023.

The winners of this year’s AustMS Medal, George Szekeres Medal, Gavin Brown Prize, and Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize have been announced!

Our sincerest congratulations to this year’s AustMS awardees!

2022 AustMS Medal

Guoyin Li

2022 George Szekeres Medal

Igor Shparlinski

2022 Gavin Brown Prize

Mark Holmes and Edwin Perkins
On the range of lattice models in high dimensions
Probability Theory and Related Fields 176, no.3 (2020): 941-1009

2022 Mahony-Neumann -Room Prize

Satish K. Pandey and Vern I. Paulsen
A spectral characterization of AN operators
J. Aust. Math. Soc. 102 (2017), no. 3, 369–391.

Could you design the new AustMS logo?

The leading society representing the mathematics profession in Australia is about to undergo a rebrand – and we need your help! 

Mathematics is an incredibly broad topic to cover and we are having difficulty refining exactly what symbols and design elements represent the AustMS’s member base (i.e. you) and mathematics in general. So we’re asking for your help to come up with some ideas to use as a starting point to develop a new visual identity for AustMS.

You can submit a polished design with beautiful colours, or simply describe your idea with a quick sketch and some dot points – we don’t mind. All we ask is something that embodies what the AustMS and mathematics represent to you.

The winner will have the opportunity to work with us here at Miscible to develop, refine and transform their idea into a brand rollout for the AustMS and its members.

Please submit all designs/docs via email to molly@miscible.co and office@austms.org.au.

Entries close on September 15, 2022.

Good luck!

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Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics

The Foundational Meeting of the Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics was held on 1st of August 2022. We publish the statement of the President Prof. Ole Warnaar supporting the initiative on behalf of AustMS.

Download the statement in a PDF file

1 August 2022

Re: Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics

On behalf of the members of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS), I would like to congratulate you all on the establishment of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics and thank the many CWM Ambassadors who have worked hard to make today’s foundational meeting a reality.

Almost 10 years ago, an active group of members of AustMS founded WIMSIG (Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group) which, through its many activities, has had a significant positive impact on the position of women and other underrepresented groups in AustMS. It has been a driving force for cultural change within the discipline of mathematics in Australia and made the Society more inclusive and welcoming to all.

I have little doubt that over time AOWM will do the same for mathematics in our broader region to the benefit of not only women, but everyone who wishes to see
mathematics thrive.
AustMS looks forward to working with AOWM in the coming years and to supporting its agenda for change.


Once again, congratulations.

S. Ole Warnaar
President of AustMS

Australian Mathematical Society’s  Teaching Excellence Awards

Members are encouraged to nominate for the Australian Mathematical Society’s  Teaching Excellence Awards.

The AustMS annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) have been established to encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education.

The AustMS Award for Teaching Excellence and Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) aim to recognise and reward outstanding contribution to teaching and student learning in the mathematical sciences at the tertiary level.

With these awards the AustMS recognises the importance of quality of mathematics teaching and the impact it has on the training of a future mathematics workforce. Progressive teaching is essential to maintaining high standards across service courses for other disciplines, where  high-quality mathematics teaching is of key importance.

Each year a Teaching Excellence Award and a Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) will be presented at the Annual Meeting, with the prize money for each award set at $1000 per annum. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation on their work at the Annual Meeting and write a short classroom note for the Gazette. 

For more details see https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/the-teaching-excellence-awards/  or email Chris Tisdell  cct@unsw.edu.au for clarification.

Nominations for these awards will close on 31 August 2022.

WIMSIG is calling for applications for the Maryam Mirzakhani Award (closing date 1st of April)

Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor at Stanford University. In 2014 she became the first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. She passed away much too soon but her achievements live on and continue to inspire many.

The Maryam Mirzakhani Award has been established to honour her work as well as her role in breaking the glass ceiling for women in mathematics.     

The Maryam Mirzakhani Award is designed to support international female students pursuing a postgraduate degree in mathematics in Australia. Each year the award will be made on a competitive basis by a selection committee of distinguished mathematicians, appointed by the executive committee of WIMSIG.

There is one round of the Maryam Mirzakhani Award per year, with the closing date each year being the 1st of April. Applications, using the form overleaf and accompanied by a CV and other supporting documentation (link bellow with more information) must be sent to the Selection Committee via the email address mirzakhaniaward@austms.org.au.

For more: https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/maryam-mirzakhani-award/

WIMSIG is calling for applications for AustMS ​Cheryl E. Praeger Travel and Anne Penfold Street Awards (first round 2022 closing 1st of April)

The AustMS WIMSIG Cheryl E. Praeger Travel Awards are designed to provide full or partial support for Australian women, trans and gender-diverse mathematicians to attend conferences or to visit collaborators.  The Awards are named after Professor Cheryl E. Praeger AM FAA, in recognition of her contributions to supporting and encouraging women in mathematics.

The Awards are funded by the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and are an initiative of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG), which administers them. Awards are determined on a competitive basis by a selection committee of distinguished mathematicians, appointed by the Executive Committee of WIMSIG. 

There are two rounds of the Travel Awards per year, with closing dates on April 1 and on October 1 each year. Applications, using the application form and accompanied by a CV and other supporting documentation as detailed in the rules (link bellow), should be sent to the Selection Committee via the email address praegertravelawards@austms.org.au

For more: https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/praeger-travel-awards/


The AustMS WIMSIG Anne Penfold Street Awards provide additional financial support to Australian mathematicians for their caring responsibilities, while they travel for conferences or research visits to collaborators. The Awards are named after Professor Anne Penfold Street AM, in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of knowledge across the broader mathematical community where she promoted the intellectual development of secondary and tertiary students, and actively supported the advancement of her peers. 

The potential uses of these Awards include, but are not limited to, short-term childcare or professional carers for elderly relatives. These Awards are open to: individuals studying/working/living in Australia, regardless of gender, or members of organising committees for mathematics/statistics conferences to be held in Australia. 

The Awards are funded by the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and are an initiative of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG), which administers them. Awards are determined on a competitive basis by a selection committee of distinguished mathematicians, appointed by the Executive Committee of WIMSIG.
There are two rounds of the Street Awards per year, with closing dates on April 1 and on October 1 each year. Applications, using the application form and accompanied by a CV and other supporting documentation as detailed in the rules (link bellow), should be sent to the Selection Committee via the email address streetawards@austms.org.au.

For more: https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/penfold-street-awards/

Social Media and News Co-ordinator, Applications due 27 Januray

We seek a person with significant ties to mathematics and AustMS, either with a PhD in the mathematical sciences, or a PhD student in the field, or an AustMS member working in industry in the mathematical sciences. We also seek someone with web and social media skills, and preferably with experience in news curation

Firstly the role services the Society’s social media stakeholders, the new website content management group, conference, workshop and event organisers. Secondly, it curates national and international news feeds for the website, and for social media.

A brief position description is available here. Remuneration offered.

Contact person: AustMS vice-president, Aidan Sims vice-president@austms.org.au

Applications by email to Aidan closing on Friday 27 January 2023.