This issue of The Update is bursting with features. Both Ian Chubb and Alan Finkel tell us what they think about the burning issue of the moment – maths prerequisites for university science and engineering courses; along with Assistant Cabinet Secretary Senator Scott Ryan, Terry Speed and Deb King. Fields medallist Terry Tao talks about his life in mathematics and tells us why collaboration makes his world go round. We highlight a pilot project, delivered by APR.Intern that investigates the factors influencing the risk of crime occurrences in high density housing and also feature a report on the 4th South Pacific Continuous Optimisation meeting held at Adelaide’s University of South Australia in February of this year.
I hope you enjoy this second edition of our new look bulletin The Update. Published twice yearly, we aim to keep our domestic and international audiences up-to-date with events, announcements and major stories relating to AMSI and Australia’s mathematical sciences community.
Professor Geoff Prince FAustMS