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The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) welcomes the launch of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) as a boon for Australian-international collaboration.

The Institute represents a $6.5 million philanthropic investment in mathematical research infrastructure and capability in Australia.

AMSI Director, Professor Geoff Prince, said AMSI was looking forward to working with Professor Geordie Williamson and the new Institute to enhance global visibility and impact of Australia’s mathematical sciences.

“AMSI and SMRI will work together to amplify the voice and impact of the Australian mathematical sciences and its position in the global research community,” said Professor Prince.

With 19 international visiting fellows already confirmed for 2019, Professor Prince said the launch of SMRI was a welcome advancement of Australia’s ongoing efforts to implement the world-class research infrastructure needed to support its innovation agenda.

“To realise its full potential as a global innovation leader, Australia needs to resource a system that supports collaboration and draws the very best talent to drive mathematical discovery and innovation,” said Professor Prince.

Working across the mathematical pipeline, AMSI is the national voice for the mathematical sciences providing advocacy and outreach through programs across the pipeline from schools and higher education to university research and industry.

Professor Prince said AMSI and SMRI shared the same mission to challenge Australia’s current mathematics culture and secure future capability and capacity.

“Together we can re-energise Australia’s engagement with mathematics and rewrite public perception of its value and impact on Australian life and economic prosperity,” said Professor Prince.

The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute was launched today at the University of Sydney.

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