### Maths Is Magic

By Alycia Winter, University of South Australia I have always been passionate about mathematics. This is due to how you can find it anywhere. You use it when you shop or when you cook. It is also [...]

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April 2017

By Alycia Winter, University of South Australia I have always been passionate about mathematics. This is due to how you can find it anywhere. You use it when you shop or when you cook. It is also [...]

By Leonard Whitehead, Federation University My interest in optimisation first started when I was still in high school. The idea of being able to maximise or minimise anything seemed almost [...]

By Asem Wardak, The University of Sydney In primary school I remember taking nets of different shapes like cubes and pyramids, and gluing their sides together to get the three-dimensional shape. [...]

By William Troiani, The University of Melbourne What can and can’t a computer do This question is central to the area of Mathematics now referred to as computability theory. In the early 1900’s, [...]

By Phuong Tran, Queensland University of Technology In the third year of my mathematics degree, our lecturer introduced the class to an area of statistics called Bayesian statistics. Up until [...]

By Kyle Stevens, University of Wollongong Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that mathematics is behind everything. Whether it was seeing the golden spiral [...]

By Terry Shang, The University of Sydney This summer I looked at investigating a particular second order differential equation called a Hill equation. The study of differential equations is the [...]

By Melissa Scott, La Trobe University To me, the decision to do postgraduate study in biostatistics was a long, unnoticed process. It began in the second semester of my first year. I had returned [...]

By Samuel Schneider, Monash University Maths isn’t something I ever set out to study at university, it’s more something that I’ve fallen into. Growing up I liked how pure it was as a subject, how [...]

By Bethany Phipps, The University of Adelaide My Research Project was on the Survival Data Analysis for Improving Patient Outcomes. For a patient to undergo elective joint replacement surgery [...]

By Jessica Penfold, The University of Adelaide Influenza is an infectious disease which can cause death in very young, very old or immunocompromised people. It tends to occur seasonally, with [...]

By Alexander Nunn, The University of Melbourne The paper plane. The perfect way to demonstrate both your ingenuity and your devil may care attitude towards life and gravity. The graceful and [...]

By Peizheng Ni, Monash University Do you have a dream that you want to turn it into reality? Have you discovered what is your really passion about? You maybe want to be a basketball player like [...]

By Wern Shing Ng, University of Wollongong At this time and age, the world is set on a goal to wean itself off its addiction towards non-renewable fossil fuels. Black gold – a term associated [...]

By Olivia Michael, Western Sydney University I’ve loved Maths ever since I was younger. I particularly loved that it is so straightforward, either right or wrong. It has clear guidelines and [...]

By Nicholas McLean, University of Adelaide In my project I was working with complex numbers and seeing how certain complex numbers behaved under certain functions. I then assigned each complex [...]

By Sean McInerney, Queensland University of Technology When you tell someone that you study mathematics, one of the most common responses is: “Oh, good on you! I could never be able to do that. [...]

By Julia Lynch, The University of Queensland When maths students are inevitably asked why on earth they chose that degree, their answer will usually go something like this: “I like how [...]

By Nicholas Liu, The University of Melbourne Fluids are all around us. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the petrol we burn are all examples of fluids. In everyday situations, modelling [...]

By Qiuyi Li, The University of Melbourne In order to give a more accessible introduction to my project, we should better start with the definition of Self-Avoiding Walk (SAW), which should be [...]

By Edmund Lau, The University of Melbourne “I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of [...]

By Stephen Lamb, The University of Western Australia The study of these classical problems gives a good foundation for anyone thinking of higher level education in mathematics. At the simplest [...]

By James Koussas, La Trobe University Prior to the first year of my degree I was more interested in physics than mathematics. At the time, mathematics seemed like a natural subject to study on [...]

By Adele Jackson, Australian National University One thing I love about maths is how much depth it adds to the everyday world. For example, knots – as in, the tangles you can tie in a piece of [...]

By Adam Hamilton, The University of Adelaide Most of you have heard of secret codes and ciphers, messages that can only be read by those that know how to decode them. This is a brilliant way for [...]

By Daniel Fryer, La Trobe University I started studying math at 25 (in January 2013). When I was 24 I wondered what the word ‘calculus’ meant, possibly for the first time in my life. I assumed it [...]

By Robert Dusanovic, The University of Melbourne When I started at the University of Melbourne, I was sure that I would be completing a degree in Physics. Up until my 2nd year of my degree I saw [...]

By Jacob Crawford, The University of Newcastle To be honest, I’m not the kind of person that would boldly say, “I love math”. Sometimes I like it, sometimes it’s annoying, uncooperative and [...]

By Joshua Connor, University of Newcastle Graph theory is a relatively new area of mathematics. Euler’s paper published in 1736 on the “Seven Bridges of Königsberg” is regarded as the first ever [...]

By Timothy Collier, The University of Sydney The Navier-Stokes equations model fluid flow such as water in a bucket, perhaps with some external force moving the water around. These equations were [...]

By Oliver Clemenston, Swinburne University of Technology Gene expression is known as the process by which genetic instructions are used to synthesise gene products [1]. This process occurs in a [...]

By Randall Chu, Monash University Whenever we pose questions with the word `why’, we are seeking an explanation or line of reasoning to justify a particular assertion being made. Indeed, we can [...]

By Elliot Catt, The University of Newcastle Suppose you are going on a vacation and you want to visit some cities, but you want to order the cities you are visiting in such a way as to spend the [...]

By Lachlan Bridges, The University of Adelaide Diffusion processes are a type of random process. What makes these processes interesting, aside from their mathematical properties, is how diverse [...]

By Kim Becker, The University of Adelaide In 1982, a chemist by the name of Dan Shechtman had a curious problem in front of him. He was staring at a chemical structure that mathematicians had [...]

By Jonathan Baldwin, La Trobe University The path I’ve taken to enter into mathematics was rather odd. I flunked high school mathematics. In fact, I flunked it quite spectacularly. I thought it [...]

By James Bailie, Australian National University Suppose you and your friend each read a book on a difficult subject. You think your book is harder than your friend’s, but your friend thinks the [...]

By Nicolau Andres Thio, The University of Melbourne In my project I studied the minimum weight triangulation problem. This is an interesting problem to look at because as far as computer [...]

By Seamus Albion, The University of Queensland In 1913 a young Indian clerk by the name of Srinivasa Ramanujan wrote a letter to Godfrey H. Hardy, a mathematics professor at Cambridge University. [...]

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