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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

WORKSHOP

Diagrammatic Reasoning in Higher Education

Fri, 9th Nov 2018 — Sun, 11th Nov 2018
X703, NewSpaceCity 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.

WORKSHOP

EViMS 3

9:00 am, Tue, 13th Nov 2018
X602, NewSpaceCity 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.

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

NEWS

Statistical Society of Australia service award for Peter Howley

Congratulations to A/Prof Peter Howley who has received word from the President of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) advising that he has been awarded the 2018 SSA Service Awar... [READ MORE]

Dr Minh Dao wins best poster at AMSI Optimise

CARMA member Dr Minh Dao was the winner of the AMSI Optimise 2018 Best Poster Competition for his poster entitled "Optimisation Design for Energy-Efficient Downlink Cloud Radio Access N... [READ MORE]

"Theory and simulation in physics for materials applications" symposium

CARMA member Elena Levchenko is a co-organising for the symposium "Theory and simulation in physics for materials applications" at this year's European Materials Research Society (E-MRS... [READ MORE]

HIGHLIGHTS

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Math Will Rock Your World. A generation ago, quants turned finance upside down. Now they're mapping out ad campaigns and building new businesses from mountains of personal data.

"These slices of our lives now sit in databases, many of them in the public domain. From a business point of view, they're just begging to be analyzed. But even with the most powerful computers and abundant, cheap storage, companies can't sort out their swelling oceans of data, much less build businesses on them, without enlisting skilled mathematicians and computer scientists. The rise of mathematics is heating up the job market for luminary quants, especially at the Internet powerhouses where new math grads land with six-figure salaries and rich stock deals. Tom Leighton, an entrepreneur and applied math professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says: "All of my students have standing offers at Yahoo! and Google." Top mathematicians are becoming a new global elite. It's a force of barely 5,000, by some guesstimates, but every bit as powerful as the armies of Harvard University MBAs who shook up corner suites a generation ago."

Business Week Cover Story January 23, 2006.

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.