Passion for pure maths wins mathematician Tall Poppy Award

Heiko Dietrich
Dr Heiko Dietrich.

Congratulations to Dr Heiko Dietrich, a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics, who has been named a 2019 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner.

Dr Dietrich has received the award in recognition of his work with the Mathematics in Schools Program, which he has been involved with since 2013, and for his research work.

“I am very happy about this award because it recognises my work,” Dr Dietrich said.

“My ultimate goal at Monash is to advance the frontiers of mathematical research in algebra and to develop new algorithms that allow us to do algebraic computations which we couldn’t do before,” he said.

The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers.

It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Tall Poppy Campaign currently recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the biennial CSL Florey Medal.

Watch Dr Dietrich talk about his research and career below.

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