Department of Mathematics


The media

Our media contact can help you find a subject expert and provide you with information about Faculty of Science staff, students and current research projects.

Media contact


This service is offered to national and international print, broadcast and online journalists and editors.

Anne Beston
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 83258
Mobile: +64 21 970 089
Email: a.beston@auckland.ac.nz

Media coverage


Mathematics does not often make big headlines, but it does have some interesting stories to tell. Here are some stories from the Department of Mathematics.

Persi Diaconis (mathematician and magician) visited The University of Auckland’s Department of Mathematics in 2010. To see the article the New Zealand Herald wrote visit The New Zealand Herald website.

For the past 20 years James Sneyd (Professor of Mathematics) has studied calcium and what drives its concentration in cells. To hear an interview with Alison Ballance about how Mathematical Modeling helps us understand the role of calcium visit Radio New Zealand website.

Scott Flansburg of Close Up talks to Claire Postlethwaite of the Department of Mathematics about the likelihood of Santa reaching all children in the world in one night. To see the interview visit the Television New Zealand website.