Registrations for WIMSIG Conference 2024 open on 1 May 

WIMSIG Conference 2024 will be held at SMRI/University of Sydney on 1 – 2 October 2024. Early-bird registrations open on 1 May. 

Thanks to all our special session organisers! Visit the conference website to see the full list.   


Here are some ways you could get involved with WIMSIG Conference 2024 and add a line to your CV! 

Do you have any great suggestions for topics for a panel discussion?  We are planning to hold a couple of panels simultaneously so that people can attend the discussion which interests them the most.  If you have any ideas for topics that would interest you, or would like to organise a panel, please let us know! 

We will run a travel grant scheme for ECRs. Would you like to join the travel grant committee and evaluate these applications? 

Would you like to organise the LGBTQI+ lunch which will be held on Wednesday 2 October? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact Catherine Greenhill (mailto:c.greenhill@unsw.edu.au

Donations to support the Maryam Mirzakhani Award (correction to March and April newsletters)  

Donations to support the AMSI/AustMS WIMSIG Maryam Mirzakhani Award can be made to AMSI via https://amsi.org.au/donate-mirzakhani-award/.  Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Note that donations are collected by The University of Melbourne on AMSI’s behalf.   

The following universities are celebrating May 12 activities: 

  • University of Melbourne: a ‘wall of support’, one-on-one mentor coffee catch-ups, and a safe space discussion session  
  • Macquarie University: a week-long event featuring documentary and film screenings, an exhibit of the ‘Australian Women of Mathematics’ posters and discussion sessions 
  • University of Newcastle: presentations by female academics, Q&A panel discussion and a Maths Art exhibition 
  • RMIT University: a three-hour hybrid event with speakers across different research areas and career stages 
  •  SA University Women’s Gathering (cross-institutional: Uni Adelaide, Flinders Uni and UniSA): two keynote speakers and a networking event held at a convenient location and time to maximise the opportunity for researchers with childcare responsibilities to attend 
  • University of Western Sydney: two invited talks by Nalini Joshi and Elizabeth Pacheco 
  • University of Queensland: trivia, a movie screening, invited speakers and a panel discussion with early career researchers 
  • University of Wollongong: a movie screening and discussion session 

Australian Academy of Science 2024 honorific awards 

Congratulations to the following women in mathematics and statistics who were recognised for their achievements with Australian Academy of Science honorific awards in 2024: 

  • Ruby Payne-Scott Medal and Lecture: Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Queensland University of Technology 
  • Christopher Heyde Medal: Professor Serena Dipierro, University of Western Australia 

For more information, see here



Postdoctoral Fellow – Mathematics & Statistics, UNSW 
Andre Francis recruiting a Level A postdoctoral researcher to work on the mathematics of phylogenetic trees and networks. This is a fast-changing field and so the exact research program is likely to evolve, but is likely to include questions arising from bijections between trees and networks on the one hand, and partitions and covers of finite sets on the other. Likewise, the mathematics required for making progress can be diverse, but certainly capacity in discrete mathematics, especially combinatorics and graph theory, will be needed. The position is full-time for 3 years. Further details can be found at: https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/524013/postdoctoral-fellow-mathematics-statistics  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – ultracold atoms and hydrodynamics of quantum fluids, University of Queensland 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in ultracold atoms and hydrodynamics of quantum fluids. This position is in the theoretical group for Quantum Many-Body Dynamics (QMBD) led by Prof. Karen Kheruntsyan. The QMBD group is a recent offshoot of the quantum gases, condensed matter, and AMO physics research efforts that have been a core research strength in Quantum Science in the SMP for more than two decades. This is a full-time fixed-term position for up to 18 months at Academic level A. Applications close on the 3rd of June, 2024. Further details can be found at: https://uq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/uqcareers/details/Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow—ultracold-atoms-and-hydrodynamics-of-quantum-fluids_R-37542-1?q=R-37542 

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