Mar 15, 2022
18:00 AEDT
Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium
University of Sydney Camperdown campus
COST Free

Maths, AI and intuition with Geordie Williamson: Sydney Ideas event

To receive updates about SMRI Public Events, please subscribe to the mailing list. Artificial intelligence is one of the defining technologies of the 21st century. Over the last 15 years, machine learning models have learnt to perform tasks that humans find easy, such as speech and image recognition. However many problems are still out of …

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Jul 15, 2021
18:00 AEST
Lecture Theatre 200, Social Sciences Building (A02)
The University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW 2006
COST Free

POSTPONED: The Mathematics of Knots with Jessica Purcell: Public Lecture

Since prehistoric times, humans have used knots for their functional and aesthetic value. Knots, links and braids have held decorative, artistic and spiritual significance across a myriad of cultures. For mathematicians, the study of knots has led to insights in disciplines such as geometry and topology.

In this public lecture, upcoming SMRI visitor Professor Jessica Purcell will provide us with an introduction into knot theory and some of its fundamental questions.

Professor Purcell will take a look at some of the modern tools to study knots and describe some of the surprising applications of knot theory.

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Dec 03, 2019
8:00am – 9:00am
Parliament House
6 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
COST Free

NSW Chief Scientist’s Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series showcases excellence in research and development, which is generating economic, environmental, social and technological benefits for New South Wales. The six-part series will again feature some of the State’s best and brightest, and highlight its tremendous research strength across a diverse range of disciplines. Join Professor Geordie Williamson …

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Nov 12, 2019
6:00 – 7:30pm
SSB Lecture Theatre 200
Social Sciences Building
Science Rd
Camperdown, NSW 2006
COST Free

Sydney Ideas: Can calculus cure cancer?

Cancer is a complex disease which continues to cause the premature deaths of many people. Research by clinicians and experimental biologists has dramatically improved outcomes for many patients, but further improvements are needed. in this talk, Professor Helen Byrne will show how mathematical modelling is being used to understand how tumours grow and to predict …

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Nov 06, 2019
6:00 – 7:10pm
Messel Lecture Theatre
Sydney Nanoscience Hub
Physics Road
University of Sydney
COST Free

Dr Simon Marais Memorial Lecture

‘An intriguing journey in maths’ with Dr June Huh Dr June Huh is a Clay Research Fellow and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA. He applies tropical geometry and singularity theory to problems in combinatorics and other areas. He is best known in the field of mathematics for his proof …

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Aug 15, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007
COST $15, free podcast

ABC Science Live on Stage – Ockham’s Razor

Be enthralled as brilliant scientists tell stories of their cutting-edge work. Real science told by real scientists with no notes, no slides – just great stories. It’s all part of Ockham’s Razor – the ABC podcast for anyone with a compelling story of science. Expect a jam-packed evening of short talks to intrigue, excite and …

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Aug 07, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000
COST Free

This Sounds like Science: Why Music is Maths

Why do guitars, flutes and voices sound different? How do we hear the different notes in a piece of music? Why does the sound of a whistle feel simpler than that of a violin? Most importantly, what does all of this have to do with the cover of Pink Floyd’s “The dark side of the …

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