FOR THE LOVE OF MATHS: More Than Just Numbers

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

If life is a numbers game then mathematicians are the masters of the universe

“Mathematics is no more computation than typing is literature” – John Allen Paulos

From musical composition, social media algorithms and architecture to global economics, smart phone technology and space travel, mathematics is omnipresent and essential.

In this inspiring salon for the next generation of mathematicians, a distinguished panel of math-ambassadors will highlight how the power of maths is embedded in every element of our daily lives.

 

FEATURING

Jonathan Webb

Moderator

Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb is a lapsed neuroscientist and a former BBC science reporter, now running the science unit at ABC Radio National. He hails from Adelaide but more recently spent 10...

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Chris Ferrie

Participant

Chris Ferrie

Dr Chris Ferrie is a Quantum Physicist at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney, who researches the characterisation and control of quantum devices using machine...

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Charles Gray

Participant

Charles Gray

Charles T. Gray is a proud mathbassador for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s Choose Maths program. Her role as a math-talking-doing advocate grrrl is a relatively new career development, after...

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Arthur Benjamin

Participant

Arthur Benjamin

Doctor Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and has presented his mixture of maths and magic...

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Eddie Woo

Participant

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is Head Teacher Mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in New South Wales, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom....

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Cost

Location

140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Age Recommendation

School Years 9 to 12

Information for Teachers

The most beneficial learning opportunities for students will occur when the associated links to the Australian Curriculum are pursued in conjunction with World Science Festival Brisbane events. Download Curriculum Links for this event.

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