Think of a Rubik's Cube and most people think of trying to solve it? How many moves does it take? But what about the opposite? How many moves does it take to scramble? And, what does it mean to scramble a Rubik's Cube? ACEMS' Tim Garoni and Eric Zhou from Monash University explore these fascinating questions in this story in The Conversation.
ACEMS' Matthew Adams talked about his research on ABC Radio Drive on the importance of using mathematical models to help managers make the most-informed decisions when it comes to managing species in an ecosystem.
We all know how hard it is to get a car park during the holiday shopping season. ACEMS' Sarah Belet provides some mathematical common sense to the problem in this story about parking lot rage on "A Current Affair".
The recent bushfires in Queensland and NSW exposed again the vulnerability of Koalas, already under threat from land clearing, road kill, and dog attacks. ACEMS researchers are using a combination of virtual reality, drones, and statistics to help predict and protect koala habitat.
A new method of predicting koala habitats has drastically improved the accuracy of koala mapping, with researchers hoping it will lead to better-planned habitats for the marsupials. Researchers from QUT and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers took the already-established technology of heat-seeking koala-spotting drones and 360-degree virtual reality imagery and added it to traditional ground surveys.
Top statisticians are asking serious questions about dozens of research projects carried out by Australian sports scientists using a controversial method they say is unreliable, deeply flawed and "moves the goalposts".
Particle physicists have stumbled across a previously hidden connection between two ubiquitous objects in math. The discovery could offer clues to the great mystery of why the universe is filled with more matter than antimatter. This story includes the work of ACEMS Chief Investigator Peter Forrester, ACEMS PhD Student Jiyuan Zhang, and ACEMS Scientific Advisory Committee Member Terrance Tao.
During an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", a brainteaser question came up. For those of you who watch game shows, it's best known as the "Monty Hall Problem." In this story in Gizmodo, ACEMS' Stephen Woodcock explains how the problem works, and what your choice should be.
ACEMS Associate Investigator appeared on ABC Radio Far North to discuss her research that could lead to more low-cost sensors to monitor water quality of the rivers and streams that flow from the land into the ocean along the Great Barrier Reef.