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The New Zealand Mathematical Society (Inc.) is the representative body of professional mathematicians in New Zealand, and was founded in 1974. Its aims include promotion of research in the mathematical sciences, the development, application and dissemination of mathematical knowledge within New Zealand, and effective cooperation and collaboration between mathematicians and their colleagues in New Zealand and in other countries.

Notices and news

Upcoming LMS-NZMS Aitken UK Lecture Tour

Steven Galbraith is the third Aitken Lecturer to visit the UK and he will give talks on Linear Algebra with Errors, Coding Theory, Cryptography and Fourier Analysis on Finite Groups and Kangaroos, Card Tricks and Discrete Logarithms between October 13 and 30.

Further details on his talks at Royal Holloway University of London, Open University, Oxford, Bristol, Sheffield, and Loughborough can be found here.

Julia Gog is the 2016 Forder Lecturer

Julia Gog of Cambridge University is to visit New Zealand as the 2016 Forder Lecturer. The Forder Lectureship, established in 1985, is one of the most important events on the New Zealand mathematical calendar. Julia will be the 15th Forder Lecturer.

Professor Mick Roberts (Massey, Albany) will coordinate Julia's tour.

Summary of the Society’s activities

Conferences

Listing of upcoming conferences.

Promotion of research

Each year the Society awards both a Research Award and an Early Career Award to mark and reward outstanding research activity.

Organization

The Forder and Aitken Lectureships are a reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and the London Mathematical Society featuring noted mathematicians speaking in each others countries on alternate years.

The Maclaurin Lectureship is a new reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and American Mathematical Society featuring noted mathematicians to speak in each others countries on alternate years.

The NZMS Visiting Lectureship allows a visiting mathematician to spend two to three days at each of the six main university centres; the Society coordinates and provides some financial assistance for this tour.

Women in Mathematics

The NZMS is committed to actively addressing the issues facing women in mathematics.

Publications

The Newsletter, published three times a year, is the official organ of the Society, and contains news from around the country, featured opinion articles, featured mathematicians, official notices and minutes, and application forms.

The Society also co-publishes the New Zealand Journal of Mathematics.

Other

The Aitken Prize is awarded annually for the best contributed student talk at the NZ Mathematics Colloquium.

Information is maintained of mathematical visitors to New Zealand.

Financial assistance is made available in the form of grants to support the costs of hosting mathematical visitors, organising conferences or workshops, attending conferences, and any other mathematical research-related activity.

Main contact:

New Zealand Mathematical Society
C/- Dr Emily Harvey (NZMS Secretary, e.p.harvey@massey.ac.nz)
Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 102 904
North Shore City 0745
Auckland
New Zealand
 

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