New Zealand Mathematical Society

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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

Scholarship and Job opportunities

Listing of NZ based scholarships and academic jobs.


Listing of upcoming conferences.

Seminar series

Schedule of talks

NZMS Newsletter

Has been released


Summary of the Society’s activities

Promotion of research

Each year the Society awards a Research Award, an Early Career Award, and the Kalman Prize for Best Paper to mark and reward outstanding and innovative mathematical research activity.


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 was a reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and American Mathematical Society from 2011 to 2017 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.

Mathematics Education

The NZMS Education Group aims to provide the New Zealand community with independent and hopefully influential commentary on mathematical education issues.


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.


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 
Dr Geertrui Van de Voorde (NZMS Secretary,
School of Mathematics and Statistics 
University of Canterbury 
Private Bag 4800 
Christchurch 8140 
New Zealand 

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NZMS Colloquium