The Australian Academy of Science, through its National Committee for Mathematics, has initiated the development of a Decadal Plan for the Mathematical Sciences, comprising an assessment of the current state of the mathematical sciences in Australia, a description and prioritisation of opportunities for the future (2015-2025) and an outline of strategies to achieve these priorities. A Steering Committee and seven subcommittees have identified themes and issues to guide contributions to the plan.
Peter Stacey, the Project Officer for the plan, will outline the themes identified by the subcommittees. Cheryl Praeger will then initiate general discussion by suggesting some issues for inclusion in the plan.
Some issues identified by subcommittees are available (please email [email protected]
for a copy). Views from the audience on these or other matters will be welcomed, both at the session and via subsequent submissions.