Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

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    Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney


     
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    Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to understanding them both in terms of the evolutionary roots of our brain, Dr Clio Cresswell shares her insight into it all.

    Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics, following on to win the University Medal and complete a PhD in mathematics at The University of New South Wales. Communicating mathematics is her field and passion. Clio has appeared on panel shows commenting, debating and interviewing; authored book reviews and opinion pieces; joined breakfast radio teams and current affair programs; always there highlighting
    the mathematical element to our lives. She is author of Mathematics and Sex.

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    The surprising beauty of mathematics

    | Jonathan Matte | TEDxGreensFarmsAcademy



    Jonathan Matte has been teaching Mathematics for 20 years, the last 13 at Greens Farms Academy.

    Formerly the Mathematics Department Chair, he is currently the 12th Grade Dean and Coach of the GFA Math Team
    and the CT State Champion Quiz Team. A former Jeopardy! contestant, Jon's outside-of-the classroom passions
    lie in the world of puzzles and games, both as a competitor (in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
    and the World Puzzle Championships, among others) and a creator
    (orchestrating the long-running GFA Puzzle Hunt and crafting puzzles that have made their way into GAMES Magazine).

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share
    a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection
    in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
    The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
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    TEDxWarwick - Owen Daniel -

    Mathemagic: Combining my Passions for Math and Magic



    Owen Daniel is a performer, entertainer and mathematician.

    At a young age he developed a passion for magic, leading him to be a finalist in the Magic Circle's
    Junior Close Up Competition at the age of 13.

    At 17 he set up Magico Theatre Company and directed two plays which went on to have sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 and 2008.

    For the last 4 years he has been studying mathematics at the University of Warwick during which his theatre career has been on hold, however he has been known to come out of hiding to do occasional shows and talks.

    He was most recently seen talking for Warwick's IATL group, on the subject of teaching mathematics in a creative environment.
     
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