THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE: Can Mathematics Explain Everything?
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21 March 2018 Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Venue

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Location

140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Session Times

Cost

Adult: $35 Concession: $30 Student: $10
Kerry Mengersen
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Kerrie Mengersen

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Kerrie Mengersen

Kerrie Mengersen is a statistician whose research interests are in Bayesian and other modern methods for statistical modelling and computation. She currently holds a Chair in Statistics at Queensland University...

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Brian Schmidt
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Brian Schmidt

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Brian Schmidt

Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University (ANU) in January 2016. Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist...

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Clemency Montelle
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Clemency Montelle

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Clemency Montelle

Clemency Montelle is an associate professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is a PhD graduate from the Department of...

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Nalini Joshi
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Nalini Joshi

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Nalini Joshi

Nalini Joshi AO holds the Payne-Scott Professorial Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney and is a Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow. Professor Joshi was born and lived...

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Keith Devlin
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Keith Devlin

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Keith Devlin

Dr. Keith Devlin is a UK-born American mathematician. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of Stanford University's H-STAR institute and a co-founder of the Stanford mediaX research network.

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Summary

Mathematics – the quiet achiever

Underscoring much of our knowledge of life and the universe is the immutable truth of mathematics. From the complex patterns and geometric rules of the natural world to the parabolic symmetry inherent in music, maths charts the forms of existence itself.

From particle physics and Pythagoras to the Parthenon and poker, our stellar panel of astrophysicists, maths-historians and mathematicians will reveal the boundless creativity and power of mathematics to explore the outer limits of our world, the human mind and beyond.

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