News of Member Cheryl Praeger

The citation of her 2011 Euler Medal may not have been previously posted here:

2011 Euler Medal award to Cheryl Praeger

Cheryl Praeger has an extraordinary record of accomplishment and impact that has been recognized by her university, her state, her country, and by mathematical organizations worldwide. Her many contributions have led to numerous invitations and awards, including the Order of Australia. Her
research concentrates on finite groups and their actions on graphs, designs, geometries, codes, and linear spaces. At the same time, she has undertaken significant work in algorithms and computation.

She has published more than 300 refereed journal papers, and graduated more than 20 PhD students. Her nominators summarize: “Professor Praeger is a prolific researcher who has had, and continues to have, a huge positive impact on combinatorics, algebra, geometry, and their interactions.”

More recently, she has been awarded the Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science:

"Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has received the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her internationally-acclaimed research in mathematics, including fundamental contributions to group theory, permutation groups and combinatorics.

For more than 40 years, Emeritus Professor Praeger has lived her passion for education and demonstrated an extraordinary ability to foster and inspire others with her love of mathematics, creating a huge body of academic work and an equally large body of service for the generation of new mathematicians in Australia.

“What I love about mathematics is the way that it explains the world. It makes sense of the world. And as our technology advances and our world changes, the mathematical challenges are there, and they continue on and on” Emeritus Professor Praeger said."


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