Researchers around the world are quickly realising the power of citizen science and more research projects than ever are tapping into that new power. But how can researchers truly trust the information they are getting from non-scientists or everyday people? To answer that, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) at QUT have developed new methods to measure and test the data in these projects.
Two of the top awards at the ANZIAM 2021 Conference go to ACEMS members. ANZIAM awarded Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell the JH Michell Medal, given to an outstanding new researcher. Alex Browning shared in the TM Cherry Prize for best student presentation.
MATRIX, Australia’s residential research institute for the mathematical sciences, is pleased to announce the award of US $600,000 over three years in funding from the US based Simons Foundation through its Targeted Grants to Institutes program to support fundamental research
ACEMS mathematicians apply financial risk management theory to the study of biological population dynamics to better understand an emergent ‘cellular hedging’ strategy that maximises the expected growth rate of bacteria and other microorganisms.
As last summer’s horrific bushfires raged, so too did debate about what caused them. Despite the prolonged drought and ever worsening climate change, some people sought to blame the fires largely on arson. Using open data, ACEMS analysis shows that arson is to blame for only four per cent of the fires.
The long-term decline in the number of students taught calculus in Australian schools should have every policy-maker and teacher extremely worried, writes ACEMS Chief Investigator Jan de Gier, in this op-ed co-written with Professor Asha Rao.
A new ACEMS & QUT-led study has found wild jaguars in the Amazon can cope with climate extremes in the short-term, but numbers will rapidly decline if weather events increase in frequency, diminishing sources of food.
ACEMS Chief Investigators Kerrie Mengersen and Kevin Burrage led a team of researchers in a world-first investigation of the big cat’s chances of survival.
An Adelaide man has just set a new Guinness World Record for the world's 'tallest free-standing soap bubble'. ACEMS Chief Investigator Matt Roughan then did the mathematical modelling and calculations to prove it.