Mathematics

Chemicals used to dye hair could hold the key to the origins of life on Earth. Photo courtesy of Kim Becker on Flickr.
20
Mar

Shedding new light on the origins of life

Hydrogen peroxide, more commonly associated with bleached hair, may have been the key to early life on Earth.

An example of fractals in nature, a Lichtenberg Figure. Image Wikimedia Commons: Bert Hickman
20
Jan

Leading the fractal revolution

There is a fractal revolution underway and Professor Michael Barnsley is leading the charge.

Professor Kiaran Kirk.
19
Nov
2013

Kirk to head Science College

Professor Kiaran Kirk has been appointed as the Dean of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, and will take up the role in April 2014.

Dr Scott Morrison and Dr Timothy Trudgian. PHOTO BY DAVID PATERSON.
19
Nov
2013

Prime time

Mathematicians are heading online to brainstorm some ancient problems.

Tim and Scott_ANU Crop
11
Oct
2013

Prime time for mathematicians

Wiki-paging, blogging mathematicians are setting their minds to an ancient prime number problem.

Emeritus Professor Rodney Baxter. PHOTO BY BELINDA PRATTEN.
20
Aug
2013

A plus

Emeritus Professor Rodney Baxter has been honoured by the world’s oldest science academy.

Rodney Baxter
24
Jul
2013

Royal Medal for remarkable mathematician

Emeritus Professor Rodney Baxter has been awarded a Royal Society’s Royal Medal for his breakthrough work in mathematics.

Alex and Chenni at the conference. Photo by Lashi Bandara.
15
Jul
2013

Students add value to maths community

A student-led maths conference covering everything from modelling bee behaviour to predicting floods and tsunamis is underway on campus this week.

Power Infrastructure in Victoria. Photo by Steven Bradley.
04
Jul
2013

Carbon reduction research funding for ANU

New funding will extend the application of 3D X-ray microscopy developed at ANU.

Crawford building 41 - web
08
May
2013
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