Effective use of Visualisation in the Mathematical Sciences (EViMS 2)


21–23 November 2014


Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University


 Brittany Shoard
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The Mathematical Sciences Institute will host a three day workshop on more effective use of visualisation in mathematics, physics, and statistics, from the perspectives of education, research and outreach. This is the second EViMS meeting, following one held in Newcastle, Australia in November 2012. Our aim for the workshop is to help mathematical scientists understand the opportunities, risks and benefits of visualisation, in research and education, in a world where visual content and new methods are becoming ubiquitous. 

  • Studies on the effectiveness of visual aids in teaching mathematical sciences
  • Reports from the classroom and lecture hall
  • New tools and applications that support teaching and research
  • Experimental mathematics 
  • Visualisation techniques that aid in the discovery and proofs of theorems   

New visualisation methods, both software and hardware, are appearing on an almost daily basis: we note the rapid emergence of online courses and the growing ubiquity of tablet computing, 3D printers, and mathematical software. How best can the mathematical sciences use these new opportunities to assist with both education and research? The coming generation of students has great familiarity with visual content; how can visual content be created and used to improve education, at the same time as teaching analytical thinking? What computer-­‐graphical methodologies are actually effective, rather than yielding illusory outcomes? 

Effective visual teaching materials, available online for example, have great potential to make education more efficient and deeper, reaching more students at lower cost. Effective visualisation improves research efficiency. 

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Organizing Committee    

  • Michael Barnsley, Australian National University, Australia
  • Louisa Barnsley, Australian National University, Australia
  • Jon Borwein, CARMA, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Lilia Ferrario, Australian National University, Australia
  • Gerard Joseph, IBM, Australia
  • Judy‐anne Osborn, CARMA, University of Newcastle, Australia

Invited Speakers

  • Christoph Bandt, University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Michael Barnsley, Australian National University, Australia
  • Jonathan Borwein, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Judy­‐anne Osborn, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Andrei Tetenov, Gorno-­Altaysk State University, Russia
  • Elias Wegert, TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany - Complex Beauties Calendar for 2015

Abstract submissions for contributed talks are encouraged.

Please download the conference poster from here.


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