Head of School
About the School
The University of Adelaide has a proud tradition of excellence in mathematics, dating back to the founding of the University in 1875 and the appointment of Sir Horace Lamb as the first Elder Professor of Mathematics.
Today, the School of Mathematical Sciences comprises the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics and is housed in the state of the art Ingkarni Wardli Building. We hold a strong tradition of research excellence across all three disciplines and are one of the leading mathematics schools in the Australia. Mathematics and statistics are fundamental to all areas of modern science and enterprise. Our research spans a broad range of areas, from understanding epidemics and sea ice dynamics to big data to the development of abstract mathematical theory. We have an exceptional track record in attracting research funding and a number of our staff hold prestigious ARC research fellowships. We are home to the Adelaide node of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers.
The School of Mathematical Sciences provides a vibrant student environment. We offer an undergraduate program through to honours with majors in applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics, including an advanced degree for high achieving students. Students in the research degrees of Master and Doctor of Philosophy work on cutting edge projects with researchers in the school. Our graduates are highly sought after and find rewarding careers in a diverse range of areas.
- Our Mission
- To provide high quality education in the mathematical sciences undergraduate programs, service teaching across the University, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research programs.
- To develop and maintain an internationally competitive profile of research in the mathematical sciences.
- To provide leadership in the mathematical sciences within the University and more broadly be the prime source of technical, educational and policy advice in appropriate forums within South Australia.
- To promote and represent the mathematical sciences at the state and national levels.