Effective Visualisation in the Mathematical Sciences (EViMS 2)

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Australian National University, 21–23 November 2014

The workshop took place over an extremely hot Canberra weekend, despite the heat all sessions from start to finish were well attended by the participants and there were many fascinating presentations.

This workshop was a sequel to EViMS held at the University of Newcastle in 2012. EViMS events will provide an ongoing forum for mathematical researchers and educators with an interest in visualisation.

The meeting brought together experts from universities, schools and the private sector to pool their knowledge of visualisation tools and how they can support mathematics teaching, enhance experimental mathematics and aid in the providing of theorems.

Seeing the practical results some speakers had achieved with computer-based tools was a highlight. For example, Anthony Morphett (Melbourne) and Krzysztof Les´niak (Nicolaus Copernicus) both presented GeoGebra applets for teaching undergraduates, Andrei Tetenov presented results from IFSBuilder 3D and Elias Wegert showed what his Matlab based, Complex Function Explorer could achieve.

MathSciNet Classification
00A35, 97C99, 76M27

Program structure

Web Links
http://maths.anu.edu.au/events/effective-use-visualisation-mathematical-sciences-evims-2
http://maths.anu.edu.au/people/louisa-barnsley

Other Sponsors
AustMS, CARMA, Australian National University and ACEMS

Contact
Louisa Barnsley, Australian National University
louisabarnsley@anu.edu.au

Organisers

Professor Michael Barnsley, Australian National University
Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, The University of Newcastle
Dr Judy-anne Osborn, The University of Newcastle
Louisa Barnsley, Australian National University
Dr Gerard Joseph, IBM

Special presenters

Professor Elias Wegert, TU Bergakemie Freiberg
Research interests: geometric function theory, boundary value problems for holomorphic functions (Riemann-Hilbert problems, Beurling’s problem), singular integral equations (including numerical methods and applications), circle packing, visualisation of complex functions, games on graphs
Professor Andrei Tetenov, Gorno-Altaisk University
Research interests: fractal geometry, topology, complex analysis, hyperbolic geometry, mathematical visualisation, building striking counterexamples, new methods of teaching mathematics
Professor Peter Eades, The University of Sydney
Research interests: the mathematics and algorithmics of geometric graphs
Professor Christoph Bandt, University of Greisfwald
Research interests: fractal geometry time series analysis and various interdisciplinary projects with physicists, biologists and physicians

Participant Summary

Attendees

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES

XX

  • Academic

    64%

  • Postdocs

    0%

  • Post Graduates

    28%

  • Students

    8%

  • Industry

    0%

Gender

Gender Breakdown

State Breakdown
Victoria
50%
Australian Capital Territory
50%
New South Wales
50%
Queensland
0%
South Australia
0%
Western Australia
0%
Tasmania
0%
Northern Territory
0%
International
0%
Citizenship Status
Domestic - 60%
50%
International - 40%
50%
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