Space & Time
Space & Time
- Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimensions [50 minutes, YouTube – watch it!] PBS program on Fractal geometry, including a brief history of Benoit Mandlebrot’s work – it’s everywhere, and don’t need knowledge of maths at all.
- Explore at least two sections of the Big History Project (preferably including one of the early sections) The Big History Project is a free, online course that tells the story of our Universe and humanity.
You might also like…
- Further resources on the Fall of the Roman Empire
- Michael Barnsley’s 2009 slides on Maths of Complex Problems (Michael’s ANU Website) feedback, fractals, chaos and systems
- David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes on TED the title is pretty self-explanatory…
Slides from presenters
- Joan Licata’s slides on Mathematical Perspectives
- Paul Burton’s slides on the Farr of the Roman Empire
Panel OverviewSpeakers at this panel will be:
- Dr. Paul Francis - ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Dr. Joan Licata - ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Making sense of space and time is its own complex problem. We’ll look at how to different disciplines conceptualise space and time, and how that fits into our universe.