Date: Sun 14 March 2021
Time: 10h00-12h00 (live stream) 14h00-16h00 (afternoon activities).
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Live stream programme : 10h00-12h00
Lecture: Prof. Jacek Banasiak. “Applied Mathematics, past, present and future”
Abstract: We present a short tour of mathematics through ages and continents and try to identify the branch of intellectual endeavour commonly referred to as applied mathematics. We briefly discuss some cases in which applications inspire (pure) mathematics and conversely when mathematics gives a boost to applications. Finally, we sketch some major challenges in (applied) mathematics.
Lecture: Prof. James Raftery. “Logic and Mathematical Discovery ”
Abstract: The easily understood statements of three striking theorems will be presented. The theorems will not be proved, but something will be said about how they were first discovered. In all cases, mathematical logic played a significant role, although its relevance is not visible in the statements.
Panel discussion: “Mathematics in South Africa and in general”
Prof Jacek Banasiak
Prof Kerstin Jordaan
Prof James Raftery
Prof Bernardo Rodrigues
Prof Jan Harm van der Walt
Afternoon activities : 14h00-16h00
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14h00-15h00 Parallel activities. (Rubik's Cube Solving, Mathematical Puzzles).
15h00-16h00 Mathematicians Trivia Quiz
(Note: Rubik’s Cubes are available at the Crazy Store).