Mother nature inspiring science

How would you best describe the natural wonders around you? Would you write a poem or paint a picture?

Maybe develop a mathematical equation?

Mathematicians and physicists often look to the natural world when developing theoretical and applied research.

Join us this month as our panel discuss how they use maths and physics to better understand nature and minimise the impact of large scale technologies on our environment.

When Monday, 23 October 2017
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet the presenter:

DianeAssociate Professor Diane Donovan has lectured Mathematics at the University of Queensland since 1992. Her extensive research experience is focussed on the application of pure mathematics to areas such as computer experimentation, cryptography and coding theory. She is particularly interested in communicating the beauty and power of pure sciences, such as Mathematics and Physics, to the wider community.

JerzyProfessor Jerzy Filar is the Director of the Centre for Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics within the School of Mathematics and Physics. Jerzy is a broadly trained applied mathematician with research interests spanning a spectrum of both theoretical and applied topics in Operations Research, Stochastic Modelling, Optimisation, Game Theory and Environmental Modelling.

samantha_hoodMs Samantha Hood is a PhD student in physics at UQ. In 2017 she was named as an “Australian Science Superhero” by Australia’s Chief Scientist for her work in quantum physics and her passion for science communication and advocating for women in STEMM.

ArtemDr Artem Pulemotov holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kyiv University and a PhD degree from Cornell University. His research is in the field of geometric analysis. He was a Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago before joining the School of Mathematics and Physics at UQ in 2012.


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