In memoriam: Jim Simons

24 MAY 2024 MATRIX is deeply saddened by the passing of James “Jim” Simons on May 10, 2024. Jim Simons was an acclaimed mathematician, a pioneer in quantitative investing, and a generous philanthropist. Simons’ mathematical work primarily focused on the geometry and topology of manifolds. His 1962 Berkeley PhD thesis, written under the direction of Bertram Kostant, gave a new … Read More

Research Investment and Expenditure into the Mathematical Sciences

AMSI-MATRIX REPORT23 MAY 2024 This updated report, published by MATRIX and AMSI, analyses investment and expenditure in Australia to support research in the mathematical sciences over the period 2008-2024 using current publicly available data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Medical and Health Research Council (NHMRC). The report includes a summary … Read More

Building Blocks of the Universe – with Prof. Alessandro Sfondrini

Esteemed MATRIX-Simons Fellow, Alessandro Sfondrini (University of Padua) and host Gabriele Tartaglino Mazzucchelli (The University of Queensland) recorded this very interesting discussion on the ‘building blocks of the universe’. Listen to the podcast  The Random Sample podcast was recorded during the New Deformations of Quantum Field and Gravity Theories research program at MATRIX, Creswick in January-February 2024. Alessandro and Gabriele … Read More

Open call for research program and tandem workshop proposals

MATRIX Research Program Proposals MATRIX invites proposals for research programs to be held in 2025/2026. Next closing date: Sunday, 24 March 2024 Guidelines  MATRIX-MFO Tandem Research Workshop (in 2025) Proposals The institutes MATRIX  in Creswick (Australia) and MFO in Oberwolfach (Germany) invite proposals for a tandem workshop taking place simultaneously at MATRIX and MFO  in the week of 21-26 September 2025. Next closing date: Sunday, 1 September … Read More