Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Our department has researchers working in both theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline, which provides a wide scope for students and researchers to work in mathematics. We also provide students with a strong mathematical foundation to research in other areas of strength at Macquarie, such as physics, electronics, computing and commerce.

We adhere to Macquarie’s Learning and teaching strategic framework. For support in using our teaching tools such as iTeach and iLearn, see Macquarie’s teaching technologies and tools page.

Head of Department

Professor Jim Denier

Professor Jim Denier is the Head of Mathematics. Discover more about Professor Denier’s research and publication history.



Research in the Department of Mathematics at Macquarie University is recognised nationally and internationally, with groupings of mathematicians working in analysis, category theory, fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, number theory, optimisation and waves. We attract a substantial amount of external research funding and host a steady stream of international visitors. 

Our research is supported by a number of vibrant seminars series, attracting both domestic and international speakers. In addition the Department's Colloquium, aimed at a general mathematical audience, features talks by visitors to the department, both international and domestic, as well as the occasional talk by members of the department.

Our international collaborations are many and varied. Members of the department work with colleagues at many of the other leading Australian mathematics departments as well as from many high profile international mathematics departments, including:

  • Université de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres
  • Université de Bordeaux
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Central China Normal University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Wroclaw
  • INRIA (France)
  • University of Bundeswehr
  • University of Bayreuth
  • University of Brest
  • Penn State University
  • University of Manchester

amongst many others.

Our major programs of research are:

  • analysis
  • category theory
  • computational mathematics
  • fluid mechanics
  • waves and nonlinear dynamics
  • optimisation.

Research funding support

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Office can help you with research-related questions, and should be your first point of contact. Further information can be found on Macquarie’s research web pages, including information on grants and funding.

If you have travel requirements for your research, Macquarie does offer travel support.

In addition, when it comes time to present your research, our marketing and communications team can help you understand our brand and media engagement guidelines.

Engage with us

If you are interested in getting involved with our research, contact the Faculty of Science Research Office ( Or for more information on how to partner with us, contact our Research Partnerships Manager:

Mark Berlage


We offer a number of community outreach programs.

We have a dedicated training and upskilling service called the Numeracy Centre, which offers free maths in-service support, via weekly workshops for some first year Mathematics courses, bridging programs and preparatory courses at the beginning of each semester, along with a range of on-line learning resources. It operates as a Drop-in Centre, staffed by University tutors, which is open from week 2 of semester, Monday-Friday, for about 35 hours per week.

We also run a regular seminar series, where both local and international speakers talk on a wide range of topics. They include the Applied Analysis Seminar, weekly Australian Category Seminars, Advanced Computing – Algorithms and Cryptography and Statistics Research Seminar.


12 Wally's Walk
Building E7A level 6
Macquarie University NSW 2109

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