Category: About

NMSS – ancient and modern The Academic Program The academic program is made up of lectures, tutorials, and private study. There is plenty of time for conversation on the walks to-and-from lectures. NMSS Recreation Sightseeing is a must for first-timers to Canberra. Visiting Civic (Canberra City Centre) is popular. There are always lots of card …

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Posted on: July 6, 2015 | Author: Merryn Horrocks
Categories: About History

7am:  Forgot to bring an alarm clock, but luckily the parrots outside my window are very loud each morning 8am: Breakfast: the experienced group are being annoying and moving the salt and pepper shakers to create Feng Shui, I think it’s just random 8:45am  Gotta go, don’t want to be late, forgot my name tag …

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Posted on: January 30, 2015 | Author: zed
Categories: About

For centuries mathematics has held a central place in every civilised society. It contributes significantly to our scientific and technological advancement, and such advancement puts further demands on the subject. This whole process has been accelerated by the advent of technology. A country with such a small population as ours must encourage all of its …

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Posted on: January 28, 2015 | Author: Director
Categories: About History

Arnold Ephraim Ross (August 24, 1906 – September 25, 2002) was a mathematician and educator who taught at NMSS from 1975 to 1983.  He was pivotal in changing the summer school from a smorgasbord of numerous and diverse but superficially presented topics to a serious academic activity with depth and purpose. While at Notre Dame …

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Posted on: January 25, 2015 | Author: Director
Categories: About History

In 1979 Professor Arnold Ross decided it would be valuable to the summer school if a group of about 12 students were invited to return the following year.  He wanted this group of students to be called “The Experienced Group” and they would create a sense of continuity amongst the students and carry on the …

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Posted on: January 21, 2015 | Author: zed
Categories: About

To think deeply of simple things. Arnold E. Ross The value of an education… is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks. Albert Einstein Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. Siméon Poisson It is not …

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Posted on: January 20, 2015 | Author: Director
Categories: About Maths Topics