Dr Vivien Challis, Director of the QUT Mathematics Summer School
Dr Challis is a Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mathematics at QUT. She will be introducing students to computational mathematics in the programming language Python.
Equations related to real world phenomena
Here are some examples of equations that are related to phenomena in the real world. Students will use some of these equations during the summer school.
Professor Michael Bode, from QUT's School of Mathematical Sciences
Professor Bode will teach students at the summer school about how mathematics can be used to model wildlife populations.
Examples of how to model cell proliferation using probabilities
Cells in our body proliferate randomly and we can model this like we do other probabilities, such as how many times we expect to roll a 5 if we roll a 6-sided die 30 times.
Using mathematical games to understand cancer treatments
We model cancer cells and the effect drugs have on them using what's known as agent-based models.
Spirals are related to the Fibonacci sequence in mathematics
Attendees at the summer school will gain an appreciation for how mathematics can be used to model and understand the world around us.
Each stripe shows the average daily temperature in Queensland from 1901 to 2020
Mathematics can help us understand the changes we're seeing in our climate. Image credit: Ed Hawkins, showyourstripes.info