Category Archives: Mathematics in Australia

AustMS on twitter

The Australian Mathematical Society is now on twitter! You can read the posts by following “austms” or by looking at the RSS feed on the front page of the AustMS website. The latest post I read (on 10 Oct 2010) … Continue reading

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After the election

On Tuesday September 7, 2010, seventeen days after the election on 21 August, Australia finally had a new government. I was in India for the International Mathematical Congress in Hyderabad (and before that a satellite meeting in Pondicherry followed by … Continue reading

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Changes

Being Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Sydney has been an experience like no other. I wanted to insert other phrases in that sentence. But I defrained partly out of politeness, partly because it is difficult to … Continue reading

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The Painlevé equations and Ugh boots

I have been working on the Painlevé equations for most of my life as a mathematician. They were written down and studied by Painlevé and his students, Gambier, Garnier, and others such as Picard, R. Fuchs, in the late 1800’s … Continue reading

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