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The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) congratulates the University of Sydney researcher, Professor Geordie Williamson, on his election as the youngest living Fellow of the Royal Society.

Williamson was one of seven Australians and fifty distinguished scientists and foreign members globally, announced as Fellows of the Royal Society in May.

Welcoming the news, AMSI Director Professor Geoff Prince praised Williamson and his contribution to Australian mathematics.

“To receive this recognition of his work so early in his career is a reflection of the magnitude of his talent and contribution to representation theory in mathematics,” he said.

2018 Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons also made the list for her contribution to Quantum Computation.  A strong champion of gender the mathematical sciences, a message from Simmons will open AMSI’s upcoming issue of careers guide, Maths Adds to be released in July.

“Michelle is truly deserving of this honour, she has transformed our understanding of quantum physics and computation,” said Professor Prince.

A reflection of the breadth and impact of Australia’s scientific achievement, Professor Prince said AMSI extended its congratulations to all the Australians elected.

Other Australians made Fellows of the Royal Society:

  • Professor Jillian Banfield (University of California Berkeley and The University of Melbourne)
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor, Frank Caruso (The University of Melbourne)
  • Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO (The University of Newcastle)
  • Professor Ingrid Scheffer (The Florey Institute, Monash University)
  • Professor Peter Visscher (The University of Queensland)

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