# 2010 Events

### From MathsDept

- 03 January,
**Groups, Representations and Number Theory**- Hanmer Springs, 3-10 January.

The 2010 NZIMA/NZMRI Summer Workshop features outstanding researchers, each giving a series of expository lectures aimed at a general mathematical audience. - 12 January,
**Topological Quantum Field Theory and Knot Homology Theory**- Hahei, 12-18 January

Like other NZIMA workshops, it features outstanding researchers, each giving a series of expository lectures aimed at a general mathematical audience. - 13 January,
**"Mathematics and Magic Tricks"**- Public Lecture by Professor Persi Diaconis from Stanford University. 6pm -7pm at Massey University (Albany) - 15 February,
**Algebraic, Topological and Complexity Aspects of Graph Covers**- Auckland 15-19 February.

This research workshop will focus on graph coverings and their applications in different areas of mathematics - 18 February,
**Algorithmic Aspects of Game Theory and Social Choice**- 18.02-20.02.2010. For information please contact Arkadii Slinko - 24 March,
**Symmetry and chirality in discrete structures**- Public lecture - dedicated to the memory of late Prof. Peter :Lorimer - by Professor Marston Conder - 12 April,
**The Pleasure Principle in Undergraduate Mathematics**- Inaugural lecture by Professor Bill Barton - 10 May,
**The 2010 Student Research Conference**- The programme is now online - 21 May,
**Is a random triangle obtuse or acute?**- The 2010 Les Woods Memorial lecture, by Professor Gilbert Strang, MIT - 21 September,
**Adding Prime Numbers**- Public Lecture by Ben Green. Prime numbers are the building blocks of multiplication, so it may seem a bit weird to try and add them up. Nevertheless some of the most famous problems in number theory concern the additive structure of the prime numbers. - 16 November,
**New Zealand Superbugs Symposium**- Hosted by the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, this symposium will bring together scientists (including mathematicians), clinicians, and other health professionals, to highlight current bacterial threats faced by New Zealanders.

**Past events**