About

The ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute is ranked number one in Australia for maths teaching and research (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016) and our staff include some of the best mathematicians in Australia.

Mathematics is everywhere in science. More sophisticated and innovative mathematical tools are needed every day in technology and in the community. With over 200 members, PhD students and associates, we are conducting internationally recognised research in a variety of topics ranging from algebraic geometry to computational mathematics, non-linear analysis and stochastics.

We fulfil both a national and international role as a “research institute” in the mathematical sciences, working cooperatively with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and a number of international centres.

We offer researchers up-to-date computing facilities, including access to the National Computational Infrastructure supercomputer.

Facilities

The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) provides state-of-the art microscopy and microanalysis equipment to researchers, students and industry partners.

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Kioloa Campus

The 348-hectare ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus is one of Australia’s premier field stations, offering a diverse ecology which encourages research across all scientific disciplines.

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The ANU MakerSpace is an initiative by the Research School of Physics and Engineering, where we know people learn by doing.  

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The CPAS Podcast Studio is open to staff and students throughout ANU (not just scientists!) to record and grow podcast series. Your success is our success: we want to help you make the biggest and best podcast series in the world.  

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Science precinct

Our new $240-million science precinct on the ANU campus has state-of-the-art biological and chemical research laboratories, as well as a teaching hub.

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Designed by Eggleston, MacDonald and Secomb, the Forestry Building (#48) was officially opened on 16 May 1968 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh with the unveiling of a wooden sculpture in the building’s main foyer.

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Articles

Kale leaves

Pure mathematics often yields unanticipated applications, but without a time machine to look into the future, how do mathematicians like me choose what to study?

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Two graduands in front of a building

Himani came to ANU from India to pursue a PhD with the Mathematical Sciences Institute, focusing on operator theory.

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Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST) in Oxfordshier, UK

Our society faces the grand challenge of providing sustainable, secure and affordable means of generating energy, while trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero around 2050. Fusion power is one part of the solution that is getting more attention.

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