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The maths olife, evolution and our world – Mahler Lecture Tour 2019

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This December join University of Cambridge Corfield Lecturer Dr Holly Krieger in Melbourne and Brisbane during her national 2019 Mahler Lecture Tour and explore the maths of our world. 

Free to attend, these events are presented by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the Australian Mathematics Society (AustMS). They will provide fun and engaging introduction to the world of maths, each talk will engage and inspire audiences from high school to 100.  

From 22 November to 19 December, Dr Holly Krieger will deliver two public lectures in Melbourne and Queensland and 11 specialist lectures to academic audiences in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, and Sydney. 

The Mahler lecture series brings global mathematics leaders to Australia. They aim to boost public support and engagement with mathematics, by hightlighting its beauty and its role in innovation and shaping our world. Each program features public outreach events and a series of specialist academic lectures exploring some of the most important fields of mathematics. 

Krieger says, “Taking a tour of the Mandelbrot set is the mathematical version of a visit to the Amazon, or the Great Barrier Reef, or the Russian tundra.  It's a wonder of the mathematical world, full of aesthetic beauty and only partially explored. It's a perfect example of how a mathematical object can be very easily described and well-studied, but still mysterious and compelling.”

“I have only one hope for public talks – I want everyone to have one of those amazing moments where for all your life, you never knew or understood properly, and then suddenly, it clicks!  And not only does something new make sense to you, it makes *so much* sense that you can't imagine never understanding it again. So, it's not that I want to communicate some new definition or picture – it's that I want everyone to see something that they've never seen or never understood, and really make it their own knowledge, for the first time.”

 “We are pleased to partner with AMSI on this tour, which provides a platform to bring the best of international mathematics and statistics to all Australians. With the ability to engage high school students and specialist researchers alike, Holly is an outstanding communicator and researcher and we are excited to have her on board,” Prof Jacqui Ramagge, AustMS President said.

 Full program: research.amsi.org.au/mahler-lecturer/


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