Past Events

ACEMS Workshop: Modelling, Experiments, Data - What Constitutes Scientific Evidence?

When: 

Weds, 12 December, 2018

Conference / Workshop

Models of processes are the foundation of the physical sciences. In contrast, in health - with little prospect for developing a deep mechanistic insight of complex human health conditions - statistical approaches, and in particular the use of Randomised Controlled Trials, are the norm.

This workshop will explore if/how models (variously termed mechanistic, causal or process models) can fundamentally change the validity of and utility of certain types of data, with implications for how we synthesise knowledge and argue for decisions across different areas of science.

Presentations will be given by academics from a number of disciplines: mathematics, statistics, history and philosophy of science, epidemiology and ecology.

ACEMS Workshop on Challenges of Data and Control Networks

When: 

28-29 November, 2018 (with reception on 27th)

Conference / Workshop

The ACEMS Workshop on Challenges of Data and Control of Networks is broad-ranging workshop covering topics in measurement, management and control of networks. In particular, we want to consider networked cyber-physical systems and related security issues, but other topics from wireless, WWW, and other network management settings are welcomed. The workshop will have a strong theme of data that is hard to acquire, hard to work with, and hard to analyse.

Mathscraft: MATRIX, Creswick VIC

When: 

9:00am – 12:30pm, Thursday 22 November 2018

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for school students, which aims to give them a taste of what 'real' maths is like. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by spotting patterns, making conjectures, and convincing themselves and others. They'll also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

MathsCraft Session Leader Workshop

When: 

21 - 25 Nov 2018 (Wed - Sun)

Mathscraft

MathsCraft - Doing maths like a research mathematician

Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience, for the better. Would you like to find out how, for example, a topic like Pythagoras' Theorem could be approached a little differently?

This immersive professional development event will give you more information about the MathsCraft program, and equip you to become a leader of MathsCraft sessions in your area.

 

MathsCraft: Mercedes College, Adelaide

When: 

Friday 16 November 2018, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what research mathematicians do. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by sharing ideas, making conjectures, and forming convincing arguments. They also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 6-9 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

MathsCraft: Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon NSW

When: 

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 9:30pm – 1:00pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what research mathematicians do. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by sharing ideas, making conjectures, and forming convincing arguments. They also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 8-9 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

ACEMS 2018 Retreat

When: 

Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018

Conference / Workshop
The 2018 ACEMS Retreat Week is being held this year in Torquay, Victoria.

The retreats will take place during the week of 29th October to 2nd November as follows:

  • Early Career Researchers (ECR) & Student Retreats: 12 pm (AEDT) Mon 29th October to 12 pm Weds 31st October
  • Main Retreat: 1 pm (AEDT) Weds 31st October to 1 pm Fri 2nd November

MathsCraft: Le Fevre High School, Adelaide

When: 

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what research mathematicians do. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by sharing ideas, making conjectures, and forming convincing arguments. They also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 7-10 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

ACEMS Lecture Series: 'Block arrivals in the Bitcoin blockchain'

When: 

Wednesday, 10 October, 6 pm

Public talks

ACEMS Director Peter Taylor will talk about what bitcoin and blockchain are. He will also describe the process of creating a blockchain, present some simple mathematical models that provide insight into the process and address current concerns that the transaction processing rate of the Bitcoin system is not high enough.’

MathsCraft: Catholic Ladies' College, Eltham VIC

When: 

Friday 31 August 2018, 11:15am – 2:45pm

Mathscraft

Mathscraft is a fun event for high school students, which aims to give them a taste of what 'real' maths is like. They are led through finding ways to solve problems by spotting patterns, making conjectures, and convincing themselves and others. They'll also have the opportunity to meet and work with research mathematicians.

This event is free, with morning tea provided. It's aimed at year 7-9 students with any level of interest in maths.

 

Archimedes Lecture 2018 - Mathematics: Beauty, Power and Danger @ Swinburne University

When: 

Thurs 16 August 2018, 5:30pm -7:00pm

Public talks

Mathematics is one of humanity's most powerful inventions. In this talk we will discuss what makes it so powerful, what constitutes beauty and why mathematicians place such an emphasis on beauty, and how, like any powerful tool or technology, it can be dangerous.

 

Maths Arcade @ University of Melbourne

When: 

Wed 15 Aug 2018, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The MATHS ARCADE is a night of everyone's favourites: computer games and mathematics! Just like a rad video arcade back in the day, we'll have heaps of awesome games, and you don’t even need any coins. Come and compete to get your initials in the Hall of Fame! There will be plentiful food, drinks, maths and fun. Supported by the most excellent Pac-people at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Melbourne, the Maths Capital of the World (Monash University)

When: 

Tuesday 14th August. Reception from 6:00pm, lecture to commence at 6:30pm.

Public talks
Melbourne is an amazing city for mathematically inspired architecture. Your guide Burkard Polster will demonstrate with a whirlwind tour of mathematical Melbourne: explore the rep-tiles of Federation Square, cast a 5-dimensional Penrose shadow at Storey Hall, experience life in a one-sided holiday house, and much more. Is it all really maths? Come see!

Is this your card? (University of Melbourne)

When: 

Mon 13 Aug 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Public talks
Pick a card, any card! The immortal phrase of the magician. In this talk, we'll look at some great card tricks that have simple maths behind them. This show is for all ages, so bring a deck of cards, a pen and some paper and we'll do mathematical magic. This event will be presented by mathematician Anthony Mays and maths teacher Jennifer Palisse, and is a collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).
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