The December Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday February 5 at 7pm.
Our guest speaker is Dr Alasdair McAndrew. His topic is “Modelling complexity with very simple rules”. This brief talk will demonstrate how to start with a few letters, apply some simple rules repeatedly, to produce graphics of stunning complexity. The talk will display a few examples and applications such as modelling plant growth and generating fractals. No coding or mathematical knowledge will be assumed. If you have ever marvelled at the complexity of the branches of a tree, or the stars in the night sky, then you will have all the prior knowledge required!
Associate Professor Alasdair McAndrew is the Director of Learning & Teaching in the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University; and a mathematics educator (and occasional mathematician) with a particular interest in mathematics technology.
Our member speaker is Lynnette Hammet, who will be describing her experiences with a particular brand of “device” (Phone, tablet, etc).
7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. MC is Peter Bacon
Guest speaker: Dr Alasdair McAndrew
President’s Report: David Stonier-Gibson
Q and A with George Skarbek
In-house speaker: Lynette Hammet
What’s New? with George Skarbek