School of Mathematics and Statistics

rubber ducky sitting at the waters edge on a beach

The grisly discovery of a disembodied foot on a NSW beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing woman Melissa Caddick. Such tragedies can also reveal hidden currents connecting the planet.

Glasshouse Rocks Beach near Narooma

A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

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.

Professor David Harvey

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

Antarctica Chris closeup X2 1

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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