### Antony’s Maths Journey

By Antony Kennett, Monash University Mathematics has always been a huge part of my life. My parents love to tell me the story of the time I decided to fill in an entire maths book before I could [...]

### 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 [...]

### Leonard’s Maths Journey

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 [...]

### Curving and Gluing

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. [...]

### Programming In Three Dimensions

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, [...]

### Bayesian statistics, a fascinating story

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 [...]

### Not what if, but when?

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 [...]

### Hill Equation

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 [...]

### Melissa’s Maths Journey

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 [...]

### My Math Story

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 [...]

### Survival Data Analysis for Improving Patient Outcomes

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 [...]

### Forecasting Influenza in Real-Time

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 [...]

### The Paper Plane

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 [...]

### My Life with Mathematics

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 [...]

### Green Is The New Black

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 [...]

### Olivia’s Maths Journey

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 [...]

### Complex Numbers

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 [...]

### “I’ve Never Been Good At Maths”: The Dreaded Drawl of the Disconnected

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. [...]

### So why did you pick maths?

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 [...]

### Nicholas’s Research Project

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 [...]

### Endless Self-avoiding Walk

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 [...]

### Mathematical Curiosities For Grade Schooler

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 [...]

### The Study Of Classical Problems

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 [...]

### Why would you study maths?

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 [...]

### Unknotting Knots

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 [...]

### Secure function evaluation.

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 [...]

### The Music of Reason

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 [...]

### My Math Journey

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 [...]

### My Math Story

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 [...]

### Cycle Spectrums in Honeycomb Toroidal Graphs

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 [...]

### The Navier-Stokes Equations – A Millenium Problem

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 [...]

### Time Delay in Gene Expression

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 [...]

### Why does one plus one equal two?

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 [...]

### The Travelling Salesman Problem

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 [...]

### Diffusion Processes

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 [...]

### The Mathematics of Impossible Crystals

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 [...]

### Math, Me and Linked Circles

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 [...]

### How to measure complexity?

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 [...]

### Minimum Weight Triangulation Problem

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 [...]

### A Brief History of the Rogers-Ramanujan Identities

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. [...]