The purpose of our newsletter is to keep you informed about what has been happening in the Centre on a bi-yearly basis, including updates on the latest conferences that our members have attended, publications that have been written and other news and events information.

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August 12, 2020


Needless to say, it has been an unusual year. As Covid-19 began its spread throughout the world, The University of Western Australia closed its doors in late March and we all worked from home. Some things were put on hold, but some new innovations arose, such as on...

October 17, 2019

Congratulations to Cheryl Praeger who received the 2019 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. She is the first Western Australian to receive the award, and the first pure mathematician. 

August 20, 2019


Alex Bors was presented with the Kirkman medal by the ICA at the 27th British Combinatorial Conference (BCC) at the University of Birmingham, 29 July - 2 August. Congratulations Alex!

Cheryl represented the Australian Academy of Science at the centenary celebrations...

July 27, 2019

Jesse Lansdown and John Bamberg (of the CMSC), together with Akihide Hanaki, have just released their first version of a GAP package that deals with homogeneous coherent configurations. The title of the package is AssociationSchemes, since most of the interesting homog...

April 9, 2019

Congratulations to Alex Bors who received a 2018 Kirkman Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. Kirkman Medals recognise excellent research by Fellows or Associate Fellows of the ICA early in their research career, as evidenced by an excellent...

February 22, 2019


  • Cheryl was guest speaker at the MAWA conference dinner (Mathematical Association of Western Australia) on November 19, 2018. It was the 60th anniversary of the establishment of MAWA, and at this dinner the MAWA President, Ms Paula McMahon, announced that Cheryl...

October 22, 2018


  • In June, John Bamberg was presented with the 2017 Hall Medal of the ICA.

  • Kyle Rosa's Masters thesis was passed in March with distinction, and will be included on the Dean's List. Kyle was supervised by Luke Morgan and Cheryl Praeger.

  • Cheryl was a gues...

August 2, 2018

The Fields Medal is the most prestigious prize in mathematics, equivalent to the Nobel Prize in our subject. Every four years, between two and four mathematicians with an age limit of 40, are awarded a Fields Medal for excellence in mathematics. This year, 2018, one of...

April 23, 2018

New leadership

In January, Michael Giudici became the Director of the centre. John Bamberg has agreed to be the new Deputy Director. Everyone wishes to express their thanks to Gordon for his years of service!


  • Dan Hawtin's thesis "Algebraic symmetry of codes in Ha...

September 1, 2017

Buildings and Symmetry 

The workshop "Buildings and Symmetry", Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September 2017, will be hosted at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Western Australia, as part of the activities of the Centre for the Mathema...

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