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Call for Proposals MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium

MATRIX (Creswick) and the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) invite proposals for a joint Research Symposium to be held in a hybrid format (in-person/on-line) in 2021.

The joint MATRIX-SMRI Research Symposium will be centered around one distinguished international researcher who will Chair the Symposium, or one key publication for which one of the international authors will be designated Chair. 

The hybrid research symposium will normally run for at least two weeks with face-to-face and online components. The Chair will deliver at least two online lectures coordinated by SMRI in the lead-up to a  central face-to-face intensive research event for up to 20 participants at the MATRIX facilities in Creswick. 

Local participants may also present seminars during the online lead-up. Those who are not able to travel to MATRIX due to COVID-19 travel restrictions can participate online during this event. During or after the face-to-face event at MATRIX, the Chair will take part in an online discussion session, facilitated by SMRI. 

How to apply

Proposals should come with a team of organisers including at least two organisers planning to attend in person at MATRIX. Organisers should aim for gender balance. The application should contain: 

  • Title of the suggested research symposium
  • Research Program organisers including up to 10 publications relevant to the proposal of each of the organisers
  • Dates of the event – please refer to scheduled MATRIX Research Programs to identify available gaps in the calendar
  • Description of the topic and focus of event, recent results, references (4-6 pages)
  • The proposed provisional program of the research symposium, taking into account the different time zones
  • List of up to 20 suggested participants at MATRIX and up to 10 online participants during the MATRIX face-to-face component of  the symposium
  • Event budget

Proposal guidelines:

Please prepare a PDF proposal in the format outlined in the guidelines and attach/submit here

Applications close on Friday, 7 May 2021.

SMRI-MATRIX Symposium with Martin Hairer

You are invited to join us for a symposium that explores the mathematics of Fields Medallist and Breakthrough Prize winner Martin Hairer, Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London.

Professor Hairer’s colloquium ‘Taming infinities’, will be held online on Wednesday 3 February at 20:00 (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). 

Professor Hairer will delve into the conceptual and mathematical aspects of “renormalisation” techniques and how they have recently been used in probability theory to study equations, the meaning of which were hitherto unknown.

The program also includes talks by Australian mathematicians, mini-courses facilitated by Professor Hairer and discussion meetings. 

Whether you just want a broad introduction to Martin Hairer’s mathematical world, or you are keen to gain a deeper understanding of some of his techniques, this symposium is the right event for you!

Dates: 3-19 February 2021

Symposium Organisers: Beniamin Goldys (The University of Sydney), Ngan Le (Monash University) and Pierre Portal (The Australian National University)

Sponsors: Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) and MATRIX

Further information and registration (free):

The schedule will be updated over the coming weeks. The colloquium and other talks will be recorded and made available for registered participants.

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Call for Proposals: MATRIX-MFO Tandem Workshop (2021)

The Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach (MFO), Germany and the Australian Mathematical Research Institute MATRIX invite proposals for a tandem workshop taking place simultaneously in a hybrid format at MATRIX and MFO  in the week of 5-11 September 2021

The workshop is held simultaneously in both locations.  At each institute 10-20 participants are possible, who can interact in the usual intense way locally and in addition share a certain number of joint lectures/discussions via zoom (for example Oberwolfach 9-11 am could match up with MATRIX at 5-7 pm). Talks given outside this time slot can be recorded via zoom for viewing by participants at the other institute, but not publicly.

Applications should come with a team of about  four organisers including at least two organisers planning to attend in person for each location. Organisers should aim for gender balance. The application should contain: 

  • Title of the suggested tandem workshop.
  • Description of the topic and focus of workshop, recent results, references (4-6 pages).
  • The proposed provisional program of the tandem workshop taking into account the different time zones.
  • List of 10-20 suggested participants at each institute with names, gender info and affiliation planned for each institute (i.e. two lists of intended invitees; please consider diversity issues of each institute).
  • Publication lists of the organizers.

Proposal guidelines:

Please send proposals (pdf-files) by email to the director of MFO and/or upload to the MATRIX website prior to the deadline Friday, 15 January 2021.

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ANU joins MATRIX Partnership

MATRIX is delighted to announce that the Australian National University (ANU) has joined Monash University and The University of Melbourne in a three-way partnership.

Access the news release at

Call for Research Program Proposals and Expressions of Interest (EOI)

The next deadline for research program proposals in 2022-2023 is Friday, 6 November 2020.

Expressions of interest may be submitted at any time.

Guidelines can be found at

The MATRIX Family Fund provides additional support to participants with families. Please contact the MATRIX office for further information.

MATRIX held two successful research programs in the beginning of this year

Early Career Researchers Workshop on Geometric Analysis and PDEs (13 – 24 January 2020)

Harmonic Analysis and Dispersive PDEs: Problems and Progress (3 – 7 February 2020)

Eight other programs scheduled for 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19 and will be rescheduled for 2021 and 2022.

Inaugural Research Program Online

MATRIX hosted its first online research program Operad – Pop Up on 11-12 August 2020.

Online Seminar Series

MATRIX hosts a series of monthly online seminars. You are invited to join us. You only need to register once for the whole series here.

Our upcoming seminar speakers include:

Miranda Cheng, University of Amsterdam (3 September)

Akshay Venkatesh, Institute of Advanced Study (October)

   Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zürich (November)

For information on future seminars and access to recordings of past seminars, visit:

MATRIX is pleased to have already hosted the following online seminars in 2020:

Geordie Williamson, Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) / University of Sydney (6 August 2020)
Modular Representation Theory and Geometry

Michael I. Jordan, University of California Berkeley (UCB) (3 July 2020)
Optimization with Momentum

Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University (2 June 2020)
Holes with Hats and the Erdös-Hajnal conjecture

James McCaw, University of Melbourne (1 May 2020)
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Terry Tao, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (15 April 2020)
The Collatz Conjecture

Jan de Gier, Director
David Wood, Deputy Director
Peter Bouwknegt, Deputy Director

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