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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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