Past lectures

2016: Associate Professor Jason Sharples, University of New South Wales, Canberra: Understanding the dynamic drivers of extreme bushfire behaviour.

2015: Professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne: Signal and noise, evidence and misinformation about climate change.

2014: Professor Peter Sullivan, Monash University: Approaches to lecturing and teaching mathematics that foster curiosity, confidence and insight.

2013: Associate Professor Mary Myerscough, University of Sydney: House-hunting honeybees: From individual to collective behaviour.

2012: Professor Brian Davey, La Trobe University: The logic of algebra and the algebra of logic.

2011: Professor Peter Hall, University of Melbourne: Contemporary Frontiers in Statistics.

2010: Dr Louise Ryan, CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics: Mathematics – driving innovation for the services economy.

2009: Dr Rebecca Kippen, Australian National University: Do Australian parents want both a son and a daughter?

2008: Emeritus Professor Neville de Mestre, Bond University: Some Mathematical Connections with Sport.

2007: Dr Bob Anderssen, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences: Modelling Pattern Formation in Plants.

2006: Associate Professor Natashia Boland, University of Melbourne: Applications and Techniques in Discrete Optimisation.

2005: Professor Annette Dobson, University of Queensland: Methodological Challenges from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

2004: Professor Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford: Polynomial interpolation is much better than you think.

2003: Professor Fima Klebaner, Monash University: Mathematics of Options.

2002: Professor Lynn Batten, Deakin University: Tales of Decrypt.

2001: Associate Professor Doug M. Clarke, Director, Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre, Australian Catholic University: Developing young children as mathematical thinkers in P-4: Exciting approaches from the Early Numeracy Research Project.

2000: Professor Terry P. Speed, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, and University of California, Berkeley: Mathematics Meets Molecular Biology.

1999: Professor Ruth J. Williams, University of California, San Diego: From Queueing Networks to Reflecting Diffusions.