msf021 maximawebbanner c1


MAXIMA - the Monash Academy for Cross & Interdisciplinary Mathematical Applications

MAXIMA was founded in 2013 to address an identified need at Monash University - to provide easier access to mathematical minds willing to turn their attention to help solve important societal challenges, in partnership with academic colleagues in other disciplines as well as industry partners. The acronym also describes our aim of Maximising Impact through Mathematics.

Our mathematicians are currently working on problems as diverse as modelling pest invasion and disease spread, stem cell differentiation and embryogenesis, improving traffic flow on our congested roads, and assisting the manufacturing industry with improved product and process design.

At MAXIMA we harness the best mathematical minds from across Monash University, and our global partners like Warwick University in the UK, in a structured, coordinated way to deliver impact through mathematics.

We are also focused on building a new generation of mathematicians who will use their strong mathematical foundations, together with training in how to speak the language of other disciplines, to accelerate the impact they can make to society through their mathematical talents.

MAXIMA's activities are focused around four major pillars: collaborative research, industry partnerships, training, and outreach.

Watch the video below for an introduction to MAXIMA and what we aim to achieve.




Congratulations to MAXIMA Director Kate Smith-Miles

Today the Federal Minister for Education the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP awarded Professor Kate Smith-Miles with the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship. As part of this prestigious award, Kate will undertake an ambassadorial role to mentor women in research in addition to conducting her own research over the next five years. The Minister's press release can be accessed here.