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Previous public lectures (13)

Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria

Lectures at Library at The Dock

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands 3008 (corner of Collins and Bourke streets) Phone: 9658 9998.

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Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria

Lectures at Library at The Dock

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2013 Free Public Lecture Series

Lectures at The Royal Society of Victoria

Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with The Royal Society of Victoria.

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festival of mathematicsMaths of Planet Earth Festival of Mathematics at Fed Square

Visit the Deakin Edge Theatre for twenty two, yes, 22 stimulating mathematics activities! Take your class on a self directed maths trail to parts of Melbourne. Explore the mathematical aspects of the gardens, Arts Centre, The Shrine, Southgate, St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne Central and RMIT’s Storey Hall. A list of free downloadable activities is available here.

Lectures at Federation Square

The Festival of Mathematics is a collaboration between MAV and Fed Square. Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross will present three lectures that will be entertaining and thought-provoking. All lectures will be held at The Deakin Edge theatre at Fed Square, from 12pm-1pm. These lectures are free and are appropriate for Years 5-12.

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2012 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria
in association with Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum

 

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2011 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria
in association with Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum
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2010 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria
in association with Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum
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Pompeii & Museums

The MAV 2009 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.

Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum

One of the striking things about human development has been the role that ideas can play. Village life would have been impossible without fire and the wheel. Running water turned out to be pretty useful too. Metalworking as well. What comes first? The idea or the human need for that idea? Nowhere is this question more pertinent than with mathematics. And through history we can find cases where the idea quite clearly spurred development - the idea arose before or at the same time as the need became apparent. Equally, there are times where human need cried out for a mathematical solution, yet had to wait either because the solution was unknown, or, worse still, was ignored. Throughout, mathematics has made our world. What many of us need is someone to help us make sense of the mathematics that helps make sense of our world.

For over 100 years that very purpose has driven the Mathematical Association of Victoria - the valuing of mathematics in society. In a virtually unbroken line from Professor Edward J Nanson at the University of Melbourne in 1906 through to two present day university mathematics lecturers, Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross, the MAV has been proud to put mathematics centre stage at public lectures designed to challenge and enthrall.

Thanks to the wonderful support of Melbourne Museum and the generosity of Marty Ross and Burkard Polster the MAV is proud to present the 2009 Public Lecture Series. Open to all, these lectures stretched mathematical understanding in minds of all ages - energised and exploring families, teachers searching for fresh approaches in their own classrooms, budding mathematicians and mathematics aficionados.

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ConnectEd Maths

The MAV 2008 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with The Age and Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum
The Age

Mathematics challenges. Mathematics enthrals. Mathematics connects. We use mathematics to help us explain and understand the connectedness of our world. Many of us need someone to help us make sense of the mathematics that helps make sense of our World!

Fortunately, right here in Victoria, two World class mathematicians have committed themselves to find ways to explain and explore mathematical issues in an accessible and entertaining way.

Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross now have a growing reputation as mathematics communicators and they are back to present the MAV's 2008 Public Lecture Series. These lectures appeal to mathematics buffs, families looking for some fun and something to do together, mathematics teachers looking inspiration and to anyone seeking something to stretch a young mind or two.

Last modified on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:30

Mathematics - Making Sense of Our World

The MAV 2007 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with The Age and Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum
The Age

Mathematics can challenge. Mathematics can enthral. And we need mathematics to help us understand what goes in this World of ours. But what we ordinary mortals need is someone to help us make sense of the mathematics that helps make sense of our World!

Fortunately, right here in Victoria, two World class mathematicians have committed themselves to find ways to explain and explore mathematical issues in an accessible and entertaining way.

Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross now have a growing reputation as mathematics communicators and they are back to present the MAV's 2007 Public Lecture Series. These lectures appeal to mathematics buffs, families looking for some fun and something to do together, mathematics teachers looking inspiration and to anyone seeking something to stretch a young mind or two.

Last modified on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:30

The World of Mathematics
Celebrating Achievement.

The Age

The MAV 2006 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with The Age.

Mathematics or Art?

Free Public Lecture presented by Professor Bill Casselman, University of British Columbia.

Visualization has always played several important roles in mathematics, although often unrecognised or thought to be something shameful.  In this talk a sample of images playing various roles from several thousand years of mathematical history were shown. At the end, current trends in mathematical visualization, particularly the use of computer graphics, were discussed. Bill Casselman visited Australia specially for the MAV Annual Conference and generously agreed to share his thoughts with the great mathematics-public-at-large.

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The World of Mathematics
Mathematics, Music and Magic

The Age

The MAV 2005 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria in association with The Age.

Each year the MAV presents a series of lectures delivered by Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross examining mathematical issues in an accessible and entertaining way. This year the series was especially interesting, with mathematical explorations of ideas as diverse as the Da Vinci Code" through to the tuning of harpsichords.

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The World of Mathematics

The MAV 2004 Free Public Lecture Series at Melbourne Museum.
Presented by The Mathematical Association of Victoria.

Each year the MAV presents a series of lectures delivered by Drs Burkard Polster and Marty Ross examining mathematical issues in an accessible and entertaining way.

Read on to see what Burkard and Marty spoke about in 2004:

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