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CARMA Special Semester

Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking

Monday, 5th Nov 2018 — Friday, 31st May 2019


The next CARMA special semester programme is on the theme of Mathematical Thinking, examining the conceptual and neurological basis of mathematical thought and creativity, different aspects of which are associated with brain structures evolved for different purposes. It will explore links to machine learning, which plays a critical role as a model for cognition, as well as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics, through a series of workshops and other events. Please visit the semester's webpage for details. Events will also be listed on the events page of the CARMA website.

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CARMA Workshop

Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education

Friday, 9th Nov 2018 — Sunday, 11th Nov 2018

X703, NewSpace (City Campus)

A workshop on the teaching of mathematical concepts using diagrammatic reasoning in higher education, investigating the potential for diagrammatic reasoning to be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics and abstract concepts across a range of disciplines (of business and economics, physics, engineering, and computer science) at the University of Newcastle. It will investigate the potential of diagrammatic reasoning as a novel pedagogical tool to enhance the learning of diverse student cohorts. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

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CARMA Workshop

EViMS 3

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 13th Nov 2018

X602, NewSpace (City Campus)

This year, EViMS will continue to provoke and promote creativity and cross-fertilisation across mathematics research and mathematics education. For further information, please visit the workshop website.

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CARMA and AMSI Workshop

AMSI-CARMA Workshop on Mathematical Thinking

Wednesday, 14th Nov 2018 — Friday, 16th Nov 2018

X803, NewSpace (City Campus)

Mathematics underpins much of the scientific and technological progress of modernity. This workshop will bring together experts to study the conceptual and neurological basis of mathematical thought and creativity, different aspects of which are associated with brain structures evolved for different purposes. We will explore links to machine learning, which plays a critical role as a model for cognition, as well as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics. For further information, please visit the workshop website. The conference is part of CARMA's Special Semester on Mathematical Thinking.

At this workshop, we will target discussions at forming new interdisciplinary collaborations and formulating concrete research questions with a view towards major grant applications in the ARC Discovery and linkage programmes, among others. Expected benefits arising from such collaborations include machine learning improvements, computer assistance for mathematical research and other high-level cognitive tasks, and improved insight into mathematics education at all levels.

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ANZIAM Conference

NSW/ACT ANZIAM Meeting 2018

Monday, 19th Nov 2018 — Tuesday, 20th Nov 2018

X202, NewSpace (City Campus)

The 2018 annual NSW/ACT ANZIAM branch meeting will take place at the City Campus of the University of Newcastle. Further details will be available on the meeting webpage.

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CARMA Conference

CTAC 2018

Tuesday, 27th Nov 2018 — Friday, 30th Nov 2018

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall [Newcastle, NSW]

Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC) 2018 will be hosted in Newcastle by CARMA from 27-30 November, 2019. This conference will focus on computational mathematics, scientific, technical and industrial applications and high-performance computing. Please visit the conference website for further information.

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Public Lecture

6:00 pm

Thursday, 29th Nov 2018

(Location to be decided)

A public lecture held as part of the CTAC 2018 conference on computational mathematics.


Prof. Ian Turner

(School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology)

Computational Modelling for Industry

The QUT porous media modelling group has developed a number of fruitful collaborations with industry partners over the last 20 years where large-scale computations were utilised to investigate and optimise operations. In this lecture I will reflect on the rich experience of working with industry — from commercial research to work integrated learning for final year students. A pleasing outcome is the impact our research has had on industry practices. A selection of our past modelling projects will be reviewed, including:

  • Forecasting the value of a southern pine plantation.
  • Drying of lignocellulosic materials.
  • Groundwater modelling.

I will also provide a brief survey of the computational solution strategies employed for the models.

Brief Biography: Ian Turner is a professor of computational mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. His main research interests are in the fields of computational mathematics and numerical analysis, where he has over thirty years experience in solving systems of coupled, nonlinear partial differential equations that govern flow in porous media. He has published over 250 research articles in a wide cross section of journals spanning science and engineering, and his multidisciplinary research demonstrates a strong interaction with industry. He is also a former Head of School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT. Recently, Professor Turner was named in the 2015, 2016 Thomson Reuters and 2017 Clarivate Analytics Web of Science list of Highly Cited Researchers.

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CARMA Conference

Geometric Evolution Problems and Related Topics

Monday, 14th Jan 2019 — Friday, 18th Jan 2019

(Location to be decided)

Geometric evolution problems form an important area of modern mathematical research with far-reaching applications within mathematics and beyond. This workshop will gather together many leading Australian researchers and some key international guests to discuss latest developments, build on existing collaborations and initiate new ones. Topics will include second and higher order geometric flow and semilinear and fully nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations. Further information will appear on the conference webpage.

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CARMA Workshop

International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies

Sunday, 7th Apr 2019 — Wednesday, 10th Apr 2019

Noah's On the Beach [Newcastle, NSW]

The 34th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB) will be held in Newcastle in 2019. Please visit the workshop website for more information.

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