Farewell conference for Anthony Henderson

19–22 April 2022, University of Sydney

"Hendoff" for SMRI's Exec Director

The Hendoff is a celebration of Anthony Henderson's manifold contributions to mathematics in Australia, through both his research and service to the community. Anthony began his distinguished career at the University of Sydney as a postdoctoral scholar in 2001, and it culminated with his promotion to Professor in 2016 and becoming the inaugural Executive Director of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) in 2018. SMRI was established by SMRI Director Geordie Williamson and Anthony and is the first institute of its kind in Australia.

Both as a Professor and at his role in SMRI, Anthony has made deep and important contributions to pure mathematics, particularly in studies related to the geometry of nilpotent varieties and Springer fibres, and their generalisations. His many awards and distinctions include the Australian Mathematical Society Medal (2012) and the Christopher Heyde Medal (2011). Anthony has also been an important mentor to many early career mathematicians in Australia, several of whom are speaking at this conference.

After over two years at the helm of SMRI and more than twenty years at Sydney, Anthony is stepping down. Let's send him off in style!

The Hendoff will take place at the University of Sydney.


Register free of charge via Eventbrite

Please join us for a walk to Double Bay on Wednesday 22 April, followed by dinner and drinks at wine bar Bibo (free of charge). Please go the Schedule page to register for the conference dinner (Thai Pothong, Newtown) on Thursday 21 April.

For more information, please contact the conference organisers:

Gus Lehrer

Andrew Mathas

Geordie Williamson

Oded Yacobi