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  1. 15 September 2022 - Science Matters

    Understanding how a cell becomes a person - with maths

    There are trillions of cells in the human body, and University of Melbourne researchers are developing new mathematics to understand how they work.

  2. 10 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Using mathematics to treat malaria

    Mathematics can track parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs so agencies can target the right drug to where it's needed, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 4 February 2022 - Science Matters

    Forecasting landslides from space

    A new data-driven tool uses satellites to predict devastating natural disasters with pinpoint accuracy before they occur shows University of Melbourne research

  4. 3 November 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Using maths to prove computer security

    Eureka prize winner Toby Murray from the University of Melbourne once thought maths was boring, but he now relies on it to secure critical computer systems.

  5. Podcast28 October 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The algorithms of art

    The University of Melbourne’s Professor Smith-Miles’ has created a collection of intricate and beautiful 2D images, arising from her mathematics research.

  6. 2 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Group testing to help control COVID-19

    Large-scale testing is key to controlling COVID-19 and analysing grouped samples can be an efficient way to do it argues a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 19 August 2020 - Under the Microscope

    The mathematics of evolution

    Dr Jared Field’s work in mathematical biology is working to understand real-world issues – and has landed him in the ABC's Top 5 Media Residency Program.

  8. 28 August 2019 - Science Matters

    Heroines of mathematics

    We asked some of the University of Melbourne's prominent mathematicians to share with us who their favourite maths heroines are and why.

  9. 21 June 2019 - Science Matters

    Prove it – with maths

    Pythagoras' theorem and other mathematical proofs are not just intellectual exercises but reveal the fundamentals of nature say University of Melbourne experts.

  10. 12 December 2018 - Science Matters

    Measuring forces between atoms that don’t want to be measured

    New research from the University of Melbourne shows that when it comes to measuring the force between two atoms - it may actually be hiding from you.