mathematics

Catherine Greenhill and Michelle Haber

UNSW Sydney professors from UNSW Science and UNSW Medicine & Health have been recognised among the nation’s most distinguished scientists.

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A UNSW scientist has revealed that an ancient clay tablet could be the oldest and most complete example of applied geometry, showing that ancient mathematics was more advanced than previously thought.

Triangles

What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?

Snowflake with a self-referential fractal pattern

Pattern and symmetry – with a touch of surprise – may be the mathematical formula for what we find beautiful.

Bondi beach waves

There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach. And it can all start hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres from the shore.

Professor David Harvey

Associate Professor David Harvey has received a highly prestigious medal at the annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

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The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.

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If the Democrats get close to retaking the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the odds of impeachment are high. But the Senate remains problematic.

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We are often presented with surveys that claim to show how we all think on a certain subject. But what sample size is big enough to make the findings credible?

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Differences in educational practices between Victoria and NSW could explain declines in Australian students’ mathematics performance in international test scores, according to research led by UNSW.

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