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Each year, from 2001 to 2015, we gave a series of public lectures under the auspices of
the Mathematical Association of Victoria. Most of these lectures were at the Melbourne Museum, though we also went on a number of tours of rural Victoria. Throughout we were cajoled, assisted, promoted and roadied by the wonderful Simon Pryor, then CEO of the MAV.
These lectures ceased for a number of good reasons, and more than a few are best forgotten. But we believe it was an importantcrazywearying thing to do, and we remember the lectures fondly. And, if nothing else, the lectures were Burkard's apprenticeship for Mathologer.
The following is a list of all the Melbourne public talks we gave, with links to titlesabstracts, and to a few low res audio and video files. (The MAV website had such links, but the MAV have recently removed all references to the public lectures from their website. Why? You'd have to ask them.)
2015 The Library at The Docks The Mathematical Magic of the Simpsons, 23 August 2015 Footy Maths, 11 September 2015 Calculus in One Easy Lesson, 11 October 2015 Yin Maths and Yang Maths, 30 October 2015 (podcast) 2014 The Library at The Docks The Mathematical Magic of 3D Printing, 26 October 2014 Was Pythagoras Chinese?, 23 November 2014 The Futurama of Mathematics, 30 November 2014 2013 The Royal Society Overcrowding, Zombies and Other Population Problems, 28 July 2013 The Dark Side of the Cube, 11 August 2013 (video) The Maths of Planet Mars, 1 September 2013 (video) Strange Tales from the Maths Masters' Files, 15 September 2013 (video) The Melbourne Writers Festival Maths goes to the Movies, 25 August 2013 To Infinity and Beyond, 29 August 2013 Festival of Mathematics at Federation Square Melbourne, the Maths Capital of the World, 8 November 2013 (video) Maths Goes to the Movies, 15 November 2013 Global Warming in Three Easy Lessons, 22 November 2013 Also watch the "trailer" for the festival, displayed on Fed Square's big screen Education afternoon at the AustMS conference, 1 October 2013 2012 Melbourne Museum Melbourne Maths, 29 July 2012 The Mathematical Gardens of Babylon, 12 August 2012 (video) The Joy of Sports Gambling, 16 September 2012 (video) Hollywood Maths, 14 October 2012(video) 2011 Melbourne Museum The Problem with Probability, 12 June 2011 (video) The Pyramids, the Sphinx and Other Riddles, 26 June 2011 Riemann's Hypothesis, and What it Means for Mankind, 7 August 2011 Supersonic Sudoku, 21 August 2011 (video) 2010 Mathematics education: Australia's very own Titanic, 1 August 2010 Rubik's Cube: Solved, once and for all!, 15 August 2010 (video) Mathematics and the Magic Box, 12 September 2010 Weapons of Maths Destruction, 17 October 2010 (video) 2009 How to become a human lightning calculator, 21 June 2009 Rocky V, and other Roman contributions to mathematics, 26 July 2009 Rome vs. Mathematics, Sunday, 23 August 2009 Primetime Mathematics, 13 September 2009 2008 Mathematical Trickery Cheating like a Mathematician: a history The secret life of soap bubbles (video) Poker, nuclear war and other fun games 2007 Mathemagician Through the Looking Glass (video) The Joy of Gambling Henri Poincaré's Million Dollar Problem The Dark Art of Number Juggling 2006 Melbourne Museum The Numbers in NUMB3RS (video) John Conway: Mathemagician How Many Mathematicians Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? Mathematics vs. God. 2005 Melbourne Museum Quasimodo's Cipher, July 31 2005. (video) The DaVinci Code and Other Mathematical Nonsense, 14 August 2005 The Mathematics of Magic and Miracles, 4 September 2005 (video) Strange Harmonies: the Mathematics of Music, 9 October 2005 2004 Melbourne Museum Escher and Beyond: Art, Mathematics and Magic, 18 July 2004 (video) The Maths is Right! How to Win Game Shows, 25 July 2004 (video) Numerology, by Amateurs and Professionals, 29 August 2004 (video) Count Count and the Knotty Knots, 11 September 2004 (video) 2003 What is the Best Way to Lace Your Shoes? Mathematics, Magic and Origami To Infinity and Beyond Henri Poincare and the Million Dollar Problem 2002 Melbourne Museum The Secrets of Soap Bubbles The Mathematics of a Beautiful Mind Juggling the Universe, 25 July 2002 Imaginary Numbers and the Magic They Do, 6 August 2002 Shadows from the Fourth Dimension, 27 August 2002 The Joy of Gambling, 14 September 2002 2001 The Joy of Gambling How and How not to Contact Aliens Fermat: the Most Difficult Simple Theorem in Mathematics

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