Archive for March, 2023

Nick Wormald wins an academy award!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Well it wasn’t quite an Oscar, but Nick Wormald has won an award surely worthy of the red carpet.

It is the Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, awarded by the Australian Academy of Science in recognition for his outstanding achievements in mathematical research. The citation recognised that Nick is a world leader in his field: he has made major contributions in the areas of random graphs and processes, enumeration of graphs and maps, structural graph theory, theoretical computer science, and network optimisation. See

Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

Melissa Lee

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Welcome to Dr Melissa Lee who has joined the School of Mathematics as Lecturer and DECRA Fellow. Melissa’s research interests include finite group theory, representation theory of almost simple groups, finite geometry and combinatorics.