[ASC-list] June e-news: Triangles, Pixar films, cancer cures –- geometry to the rescue

Joanna Wilson joanna at amsi.org.au
Wed Jun 10 23:49:03 UTC 2015


Dear ASC list

The AMSI Research & Higher Education June e-news is out now.

Missed a previous newsletter? Want to join our mailing list? Or are you having trouble viewing the email below?  Go to – www.research.amsi.org.au/news/e-news<http://www.research.amsi.org.au/news/e-news>

Enjoy your day
Jo

Joanna Wilson
Project and Event Officer (Research & Higher Education)
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Building 161, C/- The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia | E: joanna at amsi.org.au<mailto:joanna at amsi.org.au> | W: www.amsi.org.au<http://www.amsi.org.au/> |  www.amsi.org.au/facebook<http://www.amsi.org.au/facebook.php>

Winter School 2015 on Algebra, Geometry & Physics - www.amsi.org.au/ws

________________________________


AMSI E-NEWS


[AMSI Research & Higher Education]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2F>



RESEARCH<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2F>                HIGHER EDUCATION<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fhighered.amsi.org.au%2F> <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fmaths.org.au%2Findex.php%2Fhigher-education>                  EVENTS<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fall-events%2F>




WHAT ARE TRIANGLES GOOD FOR?



[http://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1261883/b110cfda740314cf537e3116da829191/image/jpeg]



What does connect-the-dots have to do with watching a Pixar film?  More than you might think.

AMSI Winter School<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fws15.amsi.org.au%2F> lecturers Joan and Anthony Licata from the Australian National University explain that while plenty of important mathematics is specifically developed to solve real-world problems, curiosity-driven research is as important today as it ever has been.


Read more<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fscience%2Farticles%2F2015%2F06%2F10%2F4251713.htm>


MATHEMATICAL SCIENTISTS HONOURED



This year one-seventh of the fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Science were mathematicians or statisticians. Congratulations to Professors Peter Bartlett, Geoffrey McLachlan and Malcolm Sambridge. Find out more about these awards here<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2F2015-australian-academy-of-science-fellows%2F>



And Professor Peter Taylor, was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished service to education, and to youth. Find out more about Peter here <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fqueens-birthday-peter-taylor%2F>





WINE, CHEESE AND WOMEN IN MATHS



If you’re in Brisbane join us on Thursday 2 July for an evening all about mathematics and some women who do it. Among this years speakers are: Rebecca Lowik, a Business Banking Manager at NAB, Dr Maithili Mehta, who works at SilverRail designing software for public transport applications and Dr Nora Ganter an abstract mathematician from the University of Melbourne.



Register now<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fws15.amsi.org.au%2Fprogram%2Fwim%2F>


2015 AMSI-ANZIAM LECTURER DATES ANNOUNCED



Professor Michael Shelley will be touring Australia in July and August. Michael is the co-founder and co-director of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, an arena where mathematical theory and numerical simulation collide with experimental observation and measurement.

His public lectures and specialist talks will appeal to those whose interests span applied mathematics, physics and biology.



Find out more<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Famsi-lecturer%2F>





AN ITERATED DILEMMA



[http://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1261883/36c2a635589efd57815f3fe0b51b61b6/image/jpeg]In memory of John Nash<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nobelprize.org%2Fmediaplayer%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D429>, here's a classic and not so classic problem of “rationality” – that’s how people make informed choices.



The prisoners dilemma is well known, but have you heard of the iterated prisoner’s dilemma? This problem features two constantly re-offending criminals deciding whether or not to betray each other on each separate occasion.



The difference here is that the criminals have knowledge of their accomplices previous actions; the complete solution to this problem is, in fact, still unknown!



Play the game<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iterated-prisoners-dilemma.net%2F>












[2015 Winter School 29 Jun - 10 Jul]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fws15.amsi.org.au%2F>


[The Mathematics of Conformal Field Theory. 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fmathematics-conformal-field-theory%2F>



[Baxter 2015: Exactly Solved Models & Beyond. 19 July 2015 - 25 July 2015]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fbaxter-2015-exactly-solved-models-beyond%2F>


[Dates: 27 July 2015 - 31 July 2015  Venue: University of Adelaide]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fworkshop-geometric-quantisation%2F>



[Dates: 18 September 2015 - 19 September 2015  Venue: The University of Newcastle]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fnumber-theory-2015%2F>


[Dates: 6 October 2015 - 8 October 2015  Venue: The University of Western Australia]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Finternational-workshops-complex-systems-networks%2F>



[26 November. Next Funding Round closes.]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fworkshop-funding%2F>


[KOZWaves 2015: The second international Australasian conference on wave science. Dates: 6 December 2015 - 9 December 2015  Venue: University of Adelaide]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fkozwaves-2015-second-international-australasian-conference-wave-science%2F>



[BioInfoSummer 2015. The University of Sydney. 7-11 Dec]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fbis15.amsi.org.au%2F>


[Conference on Geometric Representation Theory. Dates: 14 December 2015 - 18 December 2015  Venue: The University of Queensland]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.amsi.org.au%2Fevents%2Fevent%2Fconference-geometric-representation-theory%2F>



[AMSI Summer School. 4 - 29 Jan. http://ss16.amsi.org.au/]<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fss16.amsi.org.au%2F>





[http://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1261883/67790f7ffb972e892e65d5982ef70596/image/jpeg]  FIND US ON FACEBOOK<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDiscoverAMSI>      [http://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1261883/cbb8fb63d8b3531a799bf7921df0b1d1/image/jpeg]   TALK TO US ON TWITTER<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=16051660&msgid=312230&act=5HFL&c=1261883&destination=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FDiscoverAMSI>        [http://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1261883/027015e9a20beb5e64c576b25de6525e/image/jpeg]   EMAIL US <mailto:events at amsi.org.au>






-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://www.lists.sublimeip.com/pipermail/asc-list/attachments/20150610/ed4fe7ce/attachment.htm>


More information about the ASC-list mailing list