You can now get even more involved in a citizen science project designed to help an Australian treasure - the Great Barrier Reef. The Virtual Reef Diver project, a project that ACEMS researchers are collaborating with, is now entering its second phase. Project leaders are now looking for photos of the reef from divers and tourists. This article in Cosmos Magazine explains more about the project, and how those photos will help.
A growing number of jobs rely on mathematics, yet the percentage of students studying advanced maths at school has dropped, and often Australia's brightest graduates head overseas. A new institute is hoping to change that. Among those featured in this ABC 7:30 story is ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles.
ABC 7:30 featured Australian mathematics pioneer Alison Harcourt. ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles was interviewed for the story and talked about the impact Ms Harcourt has had, and what she's meant to women in mathematics.
ACEMS' Erin Peterson is the project lead for "Virtual Reef Diver," the ABC Citizen Science Project of the Year for National Science Week 2018. Erin describes how the project works in this radio interview on 2SER.
How hard is it to predict a winner in the World Cup? And what chance does Australia really have in winning the World Cup? ACEMS' Adrian Barnett (QUT) and Scott Sission (UNSW) break it all down with some statistical analysis.
ACEMS Associate Investigator Adrian Barnett (QUT) takes you through a statistical breakdown of the 2018 World Cup. What are the chances of Australia winning? And how hard is it to predict a winner? He broke down his analysis in a story in The Conversation.
A man in France wins the lottery for the second time in just 18 months. ACEMS Chief Investigator Louise Ryan (UTS) breaks down the odds of that actually happening in this ABC News story.
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UTS Professor Louise Ryan from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers did a back-of-the-envelope calculation for us based on the report in Le Parisien that said the odds of winning the My Million lottery in any given week were one in 19 million.
Research studies, opinion polls and surveys all rely on asking a number of people about something to try to extract some pattern of behaviour or predict a result. But how many people do you need to ask for that finding to have any convincing meaning? ACEMS' Adrian Barnett (QUT) and Scott Sisson (UNSW) break down that question in this story in The Conversation.
While the science of flu forecasting is in its infancy, some say that just as we have weather maps that provide us with the probability of rain in our region, so one day flu maps could provide the probability of flu hitting a particular region.
In this article in the Australian Financial Review, ACEMS Associate Investigator Joshua Ross (The University of Adelaide) talks about the possibility, as well as his research to develop flu forecasting models.