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Famous Mathematicians from Australia

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List of notable or famous mathematicians from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Australia and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Australia is included when available.

Terence Tao and Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran are included on this list along with many more.

This historic mathematicians from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Australia?" These prominent mathematicians of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian mathematicians.

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Adam Spencer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Australia
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Adam Barrington Spencer is an Australian radio presenter, comedian, and media personality. He first came to fame when he won his round of the comedic talent search Raw Comedy in the mid-1990s. Soon thereafter, he began working at Triple J, on mid-dawn and drive shifts before hosting the Triple J Breakfast Show with Wil Anderson. He is a patron of science-related events and programs, including the University of Sydney's Eureka Prize, a "lateral-thinking" science prize. He is a member of the Sleek Geek Week tour along with Karl Kruszelnicki, as well as performing his own comedy at events around the country. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Gladesville, Australia

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Australia
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Apostolos K. Doxiadis is a Greek writer. He is best known for his international bestsellers Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

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Brendan Damien McKay is a Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He has published extensively in combinatorics. McKay received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Melbourne in 1980. His thesis, Topics in Computational Graph Theory, was written under the direction of Derek Holton. One of McKay's main contributions has been a practical algorithm for graph isomorphism and its software implementation NAUTY. Further achievements include proving with Stanisław Radziszowski that the Ramsey number R = 25, proving with Radziszowski that no 4- combinatorial designs exist, determining with Gunnar Brinkmann the number of posets on 16 points, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Charles Edward Miller Pearce was a New Zealand/Australian mathematician. At the time of his death on 8 June 2012 he was the Elder Professor of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1940-2012)

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

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