By Anna Kervison, The University of Queensland Riemannian geometry is a branch of non-Euclidean geometry developed by Bernhard Riemann, used to describe curved space. In Riemannian geometry, a [...]

By Anna Kervison, The University of Queensland Riemannian geometry is a branch of non-Euclidean geometry developed by Bernhard Riemann, used to describe curved space. In Riemannian geometry, a [...]

By Timothy Buttsworth, The University of Queensland Imagine the surface of a sphere. It’s nice and smooth- it has no sharp bits. If we cut it in half along the equator, we get the surfaces of two [...]

By Zackary Burton, La Trobe University My academic interests have always circulated between maths and physics. During high school I was under the impression that maths was just something I would [...]

By Ho Ka Ng, The University of Adelaide Is the coffee mug the same as the doughnut? This might sound like a silly question but in topology – a branch of mathematics they are considered to [...]

By Adam Murray, The University of Queensland We can think of the Willmore energy as a measure of the roundness of a surface sitting in three-dimensional space. This is perhaps easy to imagine in [...]

By Adam Wood, La Trobe University What is the shortest and straightest path between two points? The most common answer to this question is “Well, obviously it’s a straight line!”. This is not [...]