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The Chronicle of Higher Education Math
Digest: National Papers: Melbourne: The Age Canberra: The Canberra Times Brisbane: The Courier Mail Adelaide: The Advertiser Perth: The West Australian Tasmania: The Mercury 
The Australian Mathematical Society Medal Awards Figures released from the 2003 Graduate Destination Survey suggest that employment prospects for new bachelor degree graduates remain robust despite a minor rise in the percentage still seeking employment. The figures appear in the Graduate Careers Council of Australia’s new summary publications, GradStats and The Grad Files. Doing a spot of algebra at Bondi Beach should improve your body surfing technique.... more» Cricket wouldn't be cricket, and Richie Benaud wouldn't have much to say, without statistics .... more» With several thousand agreements expiring by midyear (2003), industrial observers say familyfriendly provisions and superannuation topups are among the most sought after conditions now .... more» The Not So CLEVER COUNTRY  How we've forgotten what counts. In an era in which mathematics holds the key to technological excellence and development, our notion of a clever country is in serious jeopardy.... more» What mathematics can teach us about equality. Confront the disturbing patterns in the distribution of wealth .... more» Fields Medals Winners 
Listed
in the Australia Day Honours List for 2004 is Emeritus Professor
Alf van der Poorten, Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Max Kelly receives Centenary Medal for services to Australian science .... more» Two prominent mathematicians receive Australia Day honours.... more» Innovation
Access Programme  International Science and Technology, delivered by
the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), (May 2003)
is one of the components of the Innovation Access Programme (IAP), an
initiative of the Government's Innovation Statement Backing Australia's
Ability.... IAP funds science and industry activities ...more» George Szekeres  Ninety and still counting. Mathematician, George Szekeres received his award of Member of the Order of Australia .... more» Snapshots of uncertainty  how wavelets provide a clearer focus on frequency and time .... more» Not so fast Einstein, light's got the brakes on .... more» The season for Morning Glory cloud formations has just begun in the Gulf of Carpentaria and glider pilots and scientists are heading north to ride the spectacular waves .... more» 
Book ReviewsEinstein's Heroes:
Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics Mathematics and Sex by Clio Cresswell; Allen and Unwin Australia, $24.95. Dr Clio Cresswell is a visiting fellow in the school of mathematics at the University of New South Wales, as well as a TV and radio personality. Her new book is a lively and informative investigation into the maths of dating and much more» Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries? by Martin Gardner; reviewer James Franklin. Gardner is possibly the world’s expert on patternsingeneral, as evidenced by his many popular writings on mathematical structures (represented in this book by an entertaining piece on magic hexagrams)......more» The Mathematical
Unknown by John Derbyshire; reviewer James Franklin Proof in Mathematics: An Introduction by James Franklin and Albert Dauod. Takes a straightforward, no nonsense approach to explaining the core technique of mathematics.... more» Entanglement by Amir D. Aczel; reviewer Laurence Marschall. Particle Weirdness  A mathematician explores a quantum world that even Einstein called spooky.... more» Wavelets: The Key to
Intermittent Information? edited by BW Silverman and A New Kind of Science by Stephan Wolfram; reviewer James Franklin (New Criterion, Jan. 2003). After more than a decade of writing and two decades of research and discovery, noted scientist and Mathematica creator Stephan Wolfram has completed his longanticipated book.... more» The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal by James Franklin; reviewer Frederick Butzen. Tells a fascinating story and tells it superbly.... more» A Beautiful Mind: Biography of John Nash by Sylvia Nasar; reviewer Ed Green.Beyond being a welltold story of an individual, the book has two general themes..... more» 
