New MATRIX-Simons Collaborative Fund to Enhance Engagement


MATRIX, Australia’s international research institute for the mathematical sciences, has created a new fund to enhance knowledge sharing with external partners. The fund is made available by a generous grant from the US-based Simons Foundation.

Research programs with financial support from business, industry, government, funding bodies or donors will be eligible to receive matched funding up to $20,000.

Mathematical knowledge contributes to the global economy on a very significant scale. Public health outcomes depend heavily on mathematical modeling of epidemics and statistical analysis of genome sequences. Blockchain and cybersecurity depend deeply on an abstract branch of mathematics called number theory, and future jobs rely fundamentally on knowledge and advances in mathematics and statistics that underlie applications such as image recognition, optimisation, asset management, financial markets and banking, transport control, quantum computing, defence and security, weather forecasting, machine learning, artificial intelligence and decision-making under uncertainty. The new fund creates ways to share knowledge across different sectors of the economy, facilitated by MATRIX Research Programs.

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MATRIX is a collaborative partnership between The Australian National University, Monash University and The University of Melbourne, with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) and The University of Queensland as associate members.

MATRIX provides key infrastructure to facilitate and support research in the mathematical sciences in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. MATRIX is located in Creswick, 90 minutes to the west of Melbourne, an inspiring environment for creative thinking.

Contact: Tom Keegan (MATRIX Executive Officer)
Phone: +61 3 8344 1343

9 June 2021