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Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Daphane Ng

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Making a difference with maths (in bioinformatics)

 

Ever pondered the connection between entomology and elliptic integrals? Yeast and logarithms?

This lecture shows how these ideas are linked through unexpected connections made by maths, and how our appetite for learning across disciplines is vital to making a difference with maths.

It also pays tribute to mathematical pioneers who have been expanding our minds from the 1600s to the present day, including maths teacher Bob Fifoot whose 49-year tenure at Lockyer District High School has enlightened thousands of students.

Listen to the lecture here.

Full transcript of the lecture is also available: Making a difference with maths – David Lovell – EMAC 2013

David Lovell is the director of the Australian Bioinformatics Network. His ‘Making a Difference with Engineering Mathematics’ lecture was part of the 11th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference in 2013.[subscribe2]

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