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Week 8 With MUMS

Hey MUMSters, Time is really flying by. How is it week 8 already?? Remember that this Thursday is the ANZAC day holiday. Make sure to rest up- it's the last holiday until SWOTVAC.... This week, swing by to Competition Maths Catchups on Tuesday for some problem-solving, food, and fun! Also, we are excited to promote the 2024 Behrend Lecture on behalf of the School of Maths & Stats on Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:30-6:30pm (Week 9). Register now for catering purposes: https://go.unimelb.edu.au/2kt8 Events this week: **MUMS Competition Maths Catchups** Date: Tuesday 23 April Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: Peter Hall Building G10 Come enjoy some free food while we teach you the basic theory needed for competition maths! This week's teaser: Prove that the number ⌊(2+√5 )^2019⌋ is not a prime. From the School of Maths & Stats: **2024 Behrend Lecture** Professor Fabien Pazuki, University of Copenhagen The aim of the talk is to explain an unexpected link between a class of molecules composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and the theory of elliptic curves over finite fields. The correspondence is of topological nature and doesn't include, so far, any of the crucial geometric features of the cycloalkanes. We will nevertheless explain how modular curves help in making this connection, the role of modular polynomials, give details about explicit computations we performed, and give several examples. The talk is based on joint work with Henry Bambury and Francesco Campagna. Venue: JH Michell Theatre Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM with light refreshments to follow Bookings: For catering purposes, please sign up at: https://go.unimelb.edu.au/2kt8 With Love, Your MUMS Committee ❤️

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