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Discovering the Beauty of Mathematics

Paradoxically, mathematics, although understood as an important tool in science, technology and everyday life, is often considered to be a difficult and unpleasant subject. Romanian mathematician Grigore Moisil said, “A mathematician is concerned with mathematics because she sees something beautiful in it, something interesting which she likes,... [More]
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<p>Paradoxically, mathematics, although understood as an important tool in science, technology and everyday life, is often considered to be a difficult and unpleasant subject. Romanian mathematician

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08 Oct

Solving Mathematical Problems

Stimulate your logical and creative thinking and discover the beauty of mathematics. You will work independently and in small groups with the support of the teacher to solve a variety of recreational mathematical problems in the form of a puzzle, a trick, a logical paradox, or a riddle. Solving the problems brings genuine creative joy. This class... [More]
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<p>Stimulate your logical and creative thinking and discover the beauty of mathematics. You will work independently and in small groups with the support of the teacher to solve a variety of

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14 Oct

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The Greenhouse Effect: The Central Science of Earth’s (Changing) Climate

The greenhouse effect, and global warming. While these words may be well known, what exactly do they mean? In fact, the natural greenhouse effect serves to raise the Earth’s surface temperatures by ~30 degrees. What is the science behind this? What is it that makes certain trace gases ‘radiatively active’, the technical term for greenhouse gases?... [More]
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The greenhouse effect, and global warming. While these words may be well known, what exactly do they mean? In fact, the natural greenhouse effect serves to raise the Earth’s surface temperatures by ~

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14 Oct

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Satellite Observation for Weather and Climate

Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. They are also the sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our changing climate and ozone layer. Satellites measure light and infrared radiation which has ‘interacted’ with the atmosphere, or the land and ocean surface. In order to make... [More]
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Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. They are also the sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our changing climate and

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21 Oct

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Solving Fibonacci Problems

Leonardo of Pisa is known for the problem of counting multiplying rabbits which led to discovery of Fibonacci numbers. This problem was included in his book Liber Abaci (1202), where he introduced the Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe and demonstrated algebraic methods and problems solved by Arabic mathematicians of the time. The Book of Abacus... [More]
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<p>Leonardo of Pisa is known for the problem of counting multiplying rabbits which led to discovery of Fibonacci numbers. This problem was included in his book Liber Abaci (1202), where he introduced

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28 Oct

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Living Through A Planetary Crisis: Exploring Possible Futures

Concerns about the damaging impact of industrial civilisation on our planet goes back many centuries. However, the accelerating rate of climate change and environmental destruction suggests that we are entering a new phase. Human and much other life on the planet is at serious risk. We explore recent thought about what may happen from authors such... [More]
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<p>Concerns about the damaging impact of industrial civilisation on our planet goes back many centuries. However, the accelerating rate of climate change and environmental destruction suggests that we

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02 Nov

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Modelling Weather and Climate: What can it tell us in Changing Times?

Weather forecast models are getting better, as seen in their statistics. Climate models have a weather model at their heart, but of necessity also include models of the ocean, sea ice, and the biosphere. It is these models that we rely on the predict the future as greenhouse gas levels rise. How can we check their utility without waiting for the... [More]
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Weather forecast models are getting better, as seen in their statistics. Climate models have a weather model at their heart, but of necessity also include models of the ocean, sea ice, and the

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04 Nov

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Female Mathematicians of the Ancient World: Through Hardships to the Stars

In the past eras, women wishing to do mathematics had to overcome the persistent difficulties and prejudices before fulfilment of their dream. They had to occupy a special position in society like belonging to high royal family or being a daughter or a wife of an academic supporting her love for mathematics. Despite all difficulties, women of the... [More]
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<p>In the past eras, women wishing to do mathematics had to overcome the persistent difficulties and prejudices before fulfilment of their dream. They had to occupy a special position in society like

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18 Nov

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Air Pollution: The Insults to our Atmospheric Environment

Air pollution represents a chemical imbalance in the atmosphere; usually, but not always, a result of human activity. While once we viewed this problem in terms of toxic gases, we now realise that small particles are often the key. In this lecture we will look at some simple gas chemistry, including nature’s garbage collector, and acid rain. Then... [More]
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Air pollution represents a chemical imbalance in the atmosphere; usually, but not always, a result of human activity. While once we viewed this problem in terms of toxic gases, we now realise that

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25 Nov

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Zeno's Paradoxes: The Birth of Logical Thinking

Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno (490-430 bce) proposed a number of paradoxes (aporias) challenging logical thinking. Will Achilles ever catch a tortoise? Can a traveller reach their destination? Does an arrow actually move? Many scientists and philosophers have proposed their solutions to Zeno’s paradoxes since ancient times. It took thousands of... [More]
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<p>Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno (490-430 bce) proposed a number of paradoxes (aporias) challenging logical thinking. Will Achilles ever catch a tortoise? Can a traveller reach their destination?

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02 Dec

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