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Superpowers of Mathematics


Mathematics allows us to see through rocks; predict the future; to see beyond the bounds of human sight; and discover patterns in what seems to be the noise of the world. In this talk, I'll go through some of my favourite examples of the superpowers of mathematics, providing some insight into the ways in which mathematics allows us to understand the world around us.

Why is this important?

By knowing where mathematics can take us, I hope to inculcate an appreciation for the power of mathematics and inspire future mathematicians to take up the questions that are facing the world of today and tomorrow.

Age range:

14 - 18


Professor James W. Anderson, Associate Dean (Education), School of Mathematical Sciences

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