Maths applies to the real world

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Monday, 31 January 2011

Almost 200 applied mathematicians from across Australia, New Zealand and around the world are converging on Adelaide for a four-day conference which reveals the importance of mathematics in solving our world problems.

Plenary talks include using maths to model the spread of epidemics and information on social networks; modelling antiviral resistance in plants; relationships between maternal nutrition and weight gain and the developing fetus; cancer cell migration; pattern recognition; nanomechancial devices; and weather prediction.

The 47th Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) annual conference will be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg from today (Monday 31 January) to Thursday 3 February - hosted jointly by the University of Adelaide's School of Mathematical Sciences and UniSA's School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Conference Co-Director Associate Professor Jim Denier, University of Adelaide, says there are a wide variety of talks of general interest and that the topics strongly emphasise the importance of mathematics to the real world.

Further details on ANZIAM 2011 can be found at:


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Associate Professor Jim Denier
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School of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Adelaide
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