This in from the CSIRO:
Join Prof Colin Pask for a lunchtime talk.
Colin Pask will take you into a place that can be frightening and bring you back a little wiser.
He introduces the main ideas of mathematics, and using examples, painlessly demonstrates how they are
expressed in symbols while helping you to overcome the fear of maths.
You will begin to appreciate the science that Einstein called “the poetry of logical ideas”. Maths underpins many of
the big breakthroughs in science and in human thinking – don’t freak and come to this short talk.
Prof Pask recently published a book titled, Math for the Frightened: Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That
Freaks You Out About Mathematics (Prometheus Books).
Suitable for adults and secondary students.
CSIRO DISCOVERY CENTRE, THEATRE