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Creativity and Mathematics Forum
Monday, 1st August
Newcastle Museum

Come join us for a discussion and public forum on `Creativity & Mathematics'. We’re inviting you to be part of this event. To help out we’ve lined up world leading experts from a diverse set of disciplines to shed some light on the connection between creativity and mathematics and this is your opportunity to not only hear what they say but to press them on their ideas.

It’s free! You just have to register so that we know how many people to cater for. The event will be held at The Newcastle Museum in town on Monday, 1st August. It begins at 6:30pm with finger food and a chat before the forum itself gets under way at 7pm. We’ll be finishing up around 8:30pm.

The panel discussion and forum will have lots of involvement from the audience. The panel members themselves are from a diverse group of disciplines each concerned in some way with the relationship between creativity and mathematics. For example Prof. John Wilson from Oxford University, a leading expert on group theory, will be there. He is intrigued by the similarities in the ways that mathematicians find new ideas and composers create new music. Prof. George Willis, who made his name by creating Willis theory, will talk about the creativity of mathematics itself. Prof. Michael Ostwald will spin gold around mathematical constraints and architectural forms. A/Prof. Phillip McIntyre is an international expert on creativity and author of The Creative System in Action. He has been described as having a mind completely unpolluted by mathematics. Come along decide for yourself whether you agree.

Come along and enjoy an evening of mental stimulation and unexpected insights. You never know: participants might walk away with a completely different view of mathematics and its place in the world!

Creativity and Mathematics Forum: click for details

CARMA supports the formation of the National Research Centre by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. CARMA will be a foundation partner in the Centre when it is launched in 2016.

RESEARCH

CARMA renewed until 2020: read our presentation here

EVENTS

TODAY

CARMA Seminar

"On the minimum of a positive definite quadratic form over non-zero lattice points. Theory and applications."
   Dr Faustin Adiceam

3:00 pm, Thu, 28th Jul 2016
V108, Mathematics Building

TODAY

CARMA Seminar

"Unconventional height functions in Diophantine approximation"
   Dr David Simmons

4:00 pm, Thu, 28th Jul 2016
V108, Mathematics Building

Creativity and Mathematics Forum

6:30 pm, Mon, 1st Aug 2016
Newcastle Museum (Newcastle, NSW)

Come join us for a discussion and public forum on 'Creativity & Mathematics' at Newcastle Museum on Monday, 1st August. We've lined up world leading experts from a diverse set of disciplines to shed some light on the connection between creativity and mathematics.

It's free, but please register for catering purposes. It begins at 6:30 pm with finger food and a chat before the forum itself gets under way at 7 pm.

These are the events in the next 7 days. For more, see the events page.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Selected paper from DocServer
Kia Dalili

ABSTRACT

Given two finitely generated R-modules A and B, what can we say about the number of generators of the module Hom_R(A,B)? In this paper we seek uniform bounds for the number of generators of Hom_R(A,B) in terms of the numerical invariants of A and B. We will show that in many cases polynomial bounds in terms of specific invariants of A and B are possible.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership to CARMA offers many benefits and is available by invitation to all University of Newcastle academic staff. Associate membership, also by invitation, is available to external researchers and practitioners for three-year renewable terms. Associate members are expected to visit CARMA with some frequency, typically for a total of three to four weeks in a year, and to be involved in one or more ongoing research projects with CARMA members. CARMA is able to assist with the travel and living costs of such visits.