MoPE Festival of Mathematics at Federation Square, Public Lecture

Name:MoPE Festival of Mathematics at Federation Square, Public Lecture
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Fri, November 15, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Description:

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Maths of Planet Earth Public Lecture
Lectures at Federation Square

Maths goes to the movies

Speakers: Burkard Polster (Monash University) and Marty Ross (itinerant mathematician)
Date & Time: 12:00–1:00 pm, Friday 15 November 2013

This will be a truly unforgettable maths class. You’ll sing and dance to Pythagoras, solve puzzles with Bruce Willis and be given lessons by Lisa Simpson, Russell Crowe and a host of other stars.

Come learn some amazing mathematics, some real and some hilariously wrong.

Burkard and Marty

About the speakers

Burkard Polster is a maths lecturer, and Monash University’s resident mathemagician, mathematical juggler, origami expert, bubble-master, shoelace charmer, and Count von Count impersonator. When he is not doing fun mathematics he has fun investigating perfect mathematical universes.

Marty Ross is a mathematical nomad. At the age of 2, he ran away from America to join the circus. After some controversy involving an elephant, he returned to America to do his PhD in mathematics at Stanford University. Eventually, he arrived back in Australia, where he has wandered the mathematical world, aimless but happy.


For further events in the Maths of Planet Earth Festival of Mathematics at Fed Square, held by The Mathematical Association of Victoria, please visit this page or AMSI.

Registration: Booking is essential.

Location:Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne Map
URL:http://mathsofplanetearth.org.au/events/maths-goes-movies/
Created:20 Nov 2013 08:40 pm UTC
Modified:20 Nov 2013 08:56 pm UTC
By:rmoore
Status:Confirmed
Updated: 20 Nov 2013
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