Category: History

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

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

A L (Larry) Blakers was an undergraduate student at the University of Western Australia and their very first student to do honours in mathematics.  After serving in the war, he did his postgraduate studies at Princeton. His research from this time led to the important Blakers-Massey Theorem in homotopy theory. In 1952 he returned to …

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Posted on: January 27, 2015 | Author: Director
Categories: 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