The 150th Anniversary Hardy Fellow: Nalini Joshi


On Friday 3rd July 2015 at BMA House in Tavistock Square the London Mathematical Society organized the 150th Anniversary Hardy Lecture and the speaker was Nalini Joshi from the University of Sidney. The Hardy Lecture, named after G.H. Hardy, former President of the Society and De Morgan Medallist, is normally a bi-annual event organised by the LMS and forms part of the annual programme of Society Meetings. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary in 2015, the Society hosted a Special Edition of the Hardy Lecture Tour. Nalini Joshi visited the UK for a period of theree weeks to gave Hardy Lectures throughout the UK. The talk in London was “Symmetry through geometry”.

Nalini Joshi is an Australian mathematician, an Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sidney: she is the first woman in the School to hold either position, and is past-president of the Australian Mathematical Society. She was born and spent her childhood in Burma. She gained her BSc in 1981 at the University of Sidney and her Ph.D at Princeton University under the supervision of Martin David Kruskal. In 2002 she moved to the University of Sidney as Chair of Applied Mathematics; since 2006 she has been director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology, from 2007 to 2009 head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Joshi was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in March 2008 and has held a number of positions in the Australian Mathematical Society, including its presidency from December 2008 to September 2010.

Elisabetta Strickland ( EMS-WIM Committee)