New Wave Mathematics
To the general public, mathematics seems to be the drill of using the calculator correctly, writing each step correctly, and getting the answer correctly. If that is all to mathematics, it won’t be surprising that after the public exams, many forget the subject completely.
What keeps us going? Why do mathematical research? Either we're chasing the wind, or the popular perception of mathematics has a gap. The annual New Wave Mathematics public lectures are here to close that gap.
Every year, usually in March, a teacher-researcher of ours unravels the mathematics behind the modern world:
- How do scientists analyse the most basic blocks of space, time and matter?
- What protects our sensitive information over the Internet, and how safe are those measures?
- How do we capture information about chronic, degenerative, and epidemic diseases?
- What systematic, proven strategies must we master to profit from financial markets?
We address these real-life problems, and more.
We welcome secondary school teachers and students, preferably F.4 or above and taking Mathematics Extended Part Module 2, to join us in discovering mathematics as much an art as it is a science.
Campus shuttle bus may be provided for lecture theatres distant from the MTR station. Contact us if you or your school has any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the next New Wave Mathematics lecture.
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