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December 7, 2021

AustMS announces 2021 prize winners in celebration of scientific excellence

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is delighted to acknowledge the successes of its members in this year’s Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) premier awards.

Professor Serena Dipierro of the University of Western Australia has been awarded the 2021 AustMS Medal, recognising her outstanding contributions to the area of analysis and PDEs. Professor Dipierro is a prolific researcher with a large international network of collaborators and has become one of the leaders in her field.

The George Szekeres Medal – AustMS’s most prestigious medal recognising research achievement and outstanding support of the mathematical sciences – has been awarded to Professor Mathai Varghese of the University of Adelaide. Professor Varghese has made significant contributions to geometric analysis and to mathematical physics.

The 2021 Gavin Brown Prize for Best Paper has been awarded to two winners in a tie – Dr Brett Parker of the Australian National University for his paper ‘Holomorphic curves in exploded manifolds: virtual fundamental class’, and Associate Professor Mike Meylan of the University of Newcastle, Dr Luke Bennetts of the University of Adelaide, Dr Johannes Mosig of Rasa Technologies, Berlin, Mr W. Erick Rogers of Naval Research Laboratory, Mississippi, Dr Martin Doble of Polar Scientific, Argyll, and Professor Malte A. Peter of the University of Augsburg for their paper, ‘Dispersion relations, power laws, and energy loss for waves in the marginal ice zone’.

Dr Sarah Dart from Queensland University of Technology has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Mathematics Education Award for Teaching Excellence.

AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, said the AustMS awards were important recognition of thought-leaders at the forefront of cutting-edge mathematical sciences research.

“AMSI congratulates all AustMS award winners. We are delighted to see so many friends and supporters of AMSI recognised for their outstanding contribution to the discipline, both nationally and internationally,” said Professor Marchant.

AustMS awarded the Prizes at its annual Conference held virtually today via Zoom.

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