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Each year we give a series of lectures sponsored by the Mathematical Society of Victoria examining mathematical issues in an accessible and entertaining way. The following is a list of all the talks that we have given at the Melbourne Museum from 2001 to 2012 and most of our talks in 2013, with links to most of the original programs. We've also included links to video recordings of some of these lectures.



2014 (Follow the links for more information)
At the Library at The Dock
The mathematical magic of 3D printing, 26 October 2014
Was Pythagoras Chinese?, 23 November 2014
The Futurama of Mathematics, 30 November 2014

2013
At the Royal Society
Overcrowding, Zombies and Other Population Problems, 28 July 2013.
The Dark Side of the Cube, 11 August 2013.
The Maths of Planet Mars, 1 September 2013.
Strange Tales from the Maths Masters' Files, 15 September 2013.

At the Melbourne Writers Festival
Maths goes to the Movies, 25 August 2013.
To Infinity and Beyond, 29 August 2013.

Festival of Mathematics at Federation Square
Melbourne, the maths capital of the world, 8 November 2013.
Maths goes to the Movies, 15 November 2013.
Global warming in three easy lessons, 22 November 2013.
Also watch the "trailer" for the festival which could be seen on the big screen outside Fed Square.

Education afternoon at the AustMS annual conference in Sydney, 1 October 2013.


2012
Melbourne Maths, 29 July 2012.
The Mathematical Gardens of Babylon, 12 August 2012.
The Joy of Sports Gambling, 16 September 2012.
Hollywood Maths, 14 October 2012.


2011
The Problem with Probability, 12 June 2011.
The Pyramids, the Sphinx and Other Riddles, 26 June 2011.
Bernhard Riemann's Hypothesis, and What it Means for Mankind, 7 August 2011.
Supersonic Sudoku, 21 August 2011.


2010
Mathematics education: Australia's very own Titanic, 1 August 2010.
Rubik's Cube: Solved, once and for all!, 15 August 2010. Watch a videorecording of this lecture here.
Mathematics and the Magic Box, 12 September 2010
Weapons of Maths Destruction, 17 October 2010


2009
How to become a human lightning calculator, 21 June 2009.
Rocky V, and other Roman contributions to mathematics, 26 July 2009
Rome vs. Mathematics, Sunday, 23 August 2009
Primetime Mathematics, 13 September 2009


2008
Mathematical Trickery
Cheating like a Mathematician: a history
The secret life of soap bubbles
Poker, nuclear war and other fun games


2007
Mathemagician Through the Looking Glass
The Joy of Gambling
Henri Poincaré's Million Dollar Problem
The Dark Art of Number Juggling

2006
The Numbers in NUMB3RS
John Conway: Mathemagician
How Many Mathematicians Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
Mathematics vs. God. A podcast version of this talk is available here.

2005
Quasimodo's Cipher
The Mathematics of Magic and Miracles
The DaVinci Code and Other Mathematical Nonsense
Strange Harmonies: the Mathematics of Music

2004
Escher and Beyond: Art, Mathematics and Magic
Count Count and the Knotty Knots
The Maths is Right! How to Win Game Shows
Numerology, by Amateurs and Professionals

2003
What is the Best Way to Lace Your Shoes?
Mathematics, Magic and Origami
To Infinity and Beyond
Henri Poincare and the Million Dollar Problem

2002
Juggling the Universe
Shadows from the Fourth Dimension
The Secrets of Soap Bubbles
The Mathematics of a Beautiful Mind
Imaginary Numbers and the Magic They Do
The Joy of Gambling

2001
The Joy of Gambling
How and How not to Contact Aliens
Fermat: the Most Difficult Simple Theorem in Mathematics


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