By Shane Henry, The University of Melbourne Arson is a major issue in Australian summers, particularly in Victoria, where there have been approximately 5,000 maliciously lit fires per year since [...]

AMSI Summer School 2017

Join us at the University of Sydney to study a course in the mathematical sciences at the AMSI Summer School, from 9 January – 3 February 2017. The AMSI Summer School is a four-week [...]

AMSI Winter School 2016

Winter School 2016 will take place from 4-15 July 2016 and the theme for this year is on Biological and Environmental Modelling. In the twenty-first century, modelling is a crucial research tool [...]

My Choice: Mathematics

By Lachlan Tyrrell, Queensland University of Technology  I love mathematics. Maths is somehow miraculous and beautiful despite being perfectly logical. I understand that not everyone feels this [...]

What are numbers?

By Aiden Suter, The University of Queensland As we grow, we become familiar with many types of numbers ranging from fractions to irrational numbers such as π. The first type of numbers we [...]

Can We Hear Equations?

By Alexander Stokes, The University of Sydney One of the most thrilling things about doing mathematics at any level is seeing how a problem transforms when you think about it in different ways. [...]