The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) congratulates University of Melbourne Professor, Anthony (Tony) Guttmann on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Awarded in the 2020 Australia Day Honours, Professor Guttmann was recognised for significant service to the mathematical sciences and education.
As co-writer of the proposal to found AMSI, Foundation Director and later an AMSI Board member, Professor Guttmann has been an important leader in the Institute’s establishment and success as national champion for the mathematical sciences. Many of the Institute’s current structures and collaborations, reflect his vision and leadership.
“A key driving force in the early development of AMSI and its vision for the mathematical sciences and statistics in Australia, we are delighted to see Tony recognised in this way for all his many contributions to Australian mathematics and statistics,” says Professor Tim Brown.
A leading researcher in Computational Applied Mathematics with applications In statistical mechanics, enumerative combinatorics, fluid mechanics and polymer chemistry
he also led the Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS) helping to build a long-term collaboration with AMSI. He is also Chair of the Matrix Advisory Board and a former President of the Australian Mathematical Society.
“An outstanding collaborator, leader and mathematician, his contributions continue to be felt not only in his field, but across the discipline and the Australian community,” says Professor Brown.
AMSI is the collaborative enterprise of Australia’s mathematical sciences. Established as an independent platform and advocate for the discipline, the Institute has built a record of national and international achievement as the recognised leader in delivery of services, activities and strategic initiatives across the mathematical pipeline. Working with key discipline, government and industry partners, AMSI delivers its mission through through the delivery of activities and engagement under its Schools, Research, Higher Education and APR.Intern Programs.
Professor Tim Brown, AMSI Director
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