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50th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

Education Afternoon in Macquarie Theatre


There will be an Education Afternoon on Wednesday 27 September, organized by the International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics (ICE-EM). The day will consist of four short talks and a public lecture of general interest, and will start at 2pm. The details are as follows:



(from 2pm to 5pm)

Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)

The Cosmic Distance Ladder

2:00 pm

Steven Evans (University of California, Berkeley)

Why do We Age and Die?

What Contemporary Probability Theory Has to Say about Senescence and Mortality

2:45 pm

Mary Myerscough (University of Sydney)

House Hunting and the Dynamics of Dancing: Mathematics among the Social Insects

3:45 pm

Ngaiming Mok (University of Hong Kong)

Geometry on Spaces Filled with Projective Lines

4:20 pm


(starting at 6:30pm)

Chris Wardlaw (Department of Education and Manpower, Hong Kong)

Mathematics in Hong Kong / China: Improving on Being First in PISA


This is aimed primarily at school teachers and undergraduates, but all participants of the meeting are welcome to attend the sessions.


For registration details, please click here.