Geometry: the archetype of beauty

Public lecture by University of Sydney mathematician Milena Radnovic to celebrate Pi Day

Geometry: The archetype of beauty

International Day of Mathematics 2024 Public Lecture

“Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world.” – Johannes Kepler

Geometry was born from practical needs in ancient civilisations. Over the years, geometry has pushed boundaries of abstract and philosophical thought, facilitated scientific discoveries, and left an imprint in the finest art pieces.

Join mathematician Milena Radnovic for “Geometry: the archetype of beauty“, a journey through the field of geometry.

This lecture is aimed at a broad audience, including those actively involved in mathematics or with a background in mathematics. Anyone with an interest in mathematics is encouraged to attend, including high school students.

18:0019:00 Public lecture. Approximately 45 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

19:0020:00 Reception and post-lecture activities. Refreshments, drinks, networking and optional mathematical activities.

Speaker bioMilena Radnovic is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney. Her research interests lie in geometry and dynamical systems.

Milena was born, raised and educated in Belgrade, Serbia, where she carried out research at the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art and taught talented students in the Mathematical Grammar School. She has held fellowships with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

In addition to mathematics, Milena loves to read, cook, exercise, and spend time with her daughter, family, and friends.

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Event Details

When:

Mar 14, 2024
18:00 – 20:00 AEDT

Cost:

Free

RSVP:

7 March via Humanitix

Contact:

smri.comms@sydney.edu.au

Register on Humanitix

Where:

Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub,
The University of Sydney