School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Two UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science prizes for their work in statistical ecology and climate change science.

Ozone hole

The formation of the Antarctic ozone hole has caused changes in the way waters in the southern oceans mix, with possible impacts on climate change, a new study suggests.

Helmet oped

Surely it would be irresponsible to do anything but continue down the path of making cycling safer. Keeping helmets and building more cycleways is unquestionably the way to go, write Jake Olivier, Scott Walter and Raphael Grzebieta.

Helmet

The combined effect of compulsory helmets for riders and providing cycleways and other infrastructure has reduced by about half the serious head-injuries associated with cycling in NSW.

18July Cycling

A recent report had cycling rates in Australia declining over the past 25 years. But a re-analysis of the data shows a very different result, according to UNSW experts.

Gaus

The Australian Academy of Science has presented three UNSW academics with early career awards, in recognition of their contribution to the fields of medicine, mathematics and earth sciences.

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Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.

Adooley inside

With only 40 percent of senior maths teachers university-qualified, there has been a dramatic decline in Australia's international educational standing in the subject, says Professor Anthony Dooley.

Climate change inside

The increases in temperature extremes Australia faces this century due to climate change will not be quite as large as some have feared, according to a new study by UNSW researchers.