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AMSI Summer School 2012 - Events









Apart from the classes there will be a number of other activities at the AMSI Summer School.

Registration and opening ceremony

A welcome reception with morning tea and opening speeches will be held starting at 10am in the Tyree Room of John Niland Scientia Building (G19). The Summer School will be opened by Australia's Chief Scientist Prof Ian Chubb. Registration for the summer school will take place at 10am before the speeches begin.

Daily morning teas

Starting on Tuesday of week 1, a morning tea for AMSI Summer School students and lecturers will be held in the School of Mathematics and Statistics tearoom (Red-Centre 3083).

Bare foot bowling

A barefoot bowling afternoon/evening will be held at the Kensington Bowling club (a short walk from UNSW). Bowling and a BBQ will be provided free to all AMSI Summer School students. Come along and get to know your fellow AMSI Summer School students. For those staying at New College Village, this replaces your usual dinner at the Roundhouse.

Friday lunch time BBQs

On Friday lunch time in weeks 1, 2 and 3, all AMSI Summer School students are invited to a free BBQ lunch at the Roundhouse. For those staying at New College Village, this replaces your usual dinner at the Roundhouse.

General Lectures

Lectures aimed at all AMSI Summer School students are planned. They will be held in OMB-149.

Time Speaker Title
2pm Tue
10 Jan
Dr Jean Yang
University of Sydney
Application of Statistical learning in melanoma prognosis predictions
2pm Wed
11 Jan
Prof Michael Cowling
Mappings of groups that send cosets to cosets
2pm Fri
20 Jan
A/Prof Norman Wildberger
Triangle geometry old and new
2pm Wed
25 Jan
Dr Joseph Kidston
What sets the latitude of Earth's jet streams and storm tracks?

Other planned events

  • Careers afternoon on Wednesday 18 January
  • Application and CV writing workshop on Monday 30 January
  • Farewell dinner on Thursday 2 February