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Public Lecture: International Women in Mathematics Day

International Women in Mathematics Day Public Lecture: Rewards for relating the unrelated: knots, graphs, and algebra. Presented by A/Prof. Zsuzsanna Dancso, University of Sydney. What does the mathematics of knots have to do with the mathematics of networks? Knots are everywhere: in the strings of our DNA, in the structure of super-strong materials, and in mathematics, where knots lurk behind all three-dimensional shapes. Graphs model social networks, transit maps, neural nets, and are one of the most basic objects in modern combinatorics. What do they have to do with each other? And how can we use algebra - the science of numbers, operations, and structure - to solve mysteries about both? Venue: JH MICHELL THEATRE Date: Friday, 10 May 2024 Time: 17:30-18:30 Enquiries: Dr. Jesse Gell-Redman Bookings: Registration is not required. International Women in Mathematics Day celebrates the achievements of female mathematicians annually on 12 May in honour of mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics. Join us in celebrating mathematics, the contributions of women in mathematics and a future where everyone feels welcome! The talk will be followed by a reception and discussion in the Staff Tea Room in the Peter Hall Building.

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