Proposal for a national centre in the mathematical sciences
This is a summary only. A revised proposal is in preparation by AMSI.
Mathematical sciences institutes and centres have become internationally recognised as an effective means of providing the infrastructure for both discipline-based and cross-disciplinary research essential for innovation and training across many areas.
Australia is perhaps unique among developed countries with which we are usually compared in having no mathematical research institutes. Canada for example has three, plus a large industrial and applied mathematics network of centres. This document makes the case for such a centre to be established in Australia. The following pages document:
- The evidence for action
- A vision for the Centre
- The programs proposed
- Proposed budget
An accompanying document draws on examples from other nations that illustrate the programs and contributions that collaborative centres can make.