By William Troiani, The University of Melbourne What can and can’t a computer do This question is central to the area of Mathematics now referred to as computability theory. In the early 1900’s, [...]

By James Bailie, Australian National University Suppose you and your friend each read a book on a difficult subject. You think your book is harder than your friend’s, but your friend thinks the [...]

By Timothy Tillman, The University of Newcastle If you buy the exponential growth of tech metrics (such as cost per memory, energy per floating point operations, etc.) staying that way for the [...]

By Dimitrio Sidi, University of Western Australia There is a popular video game series called Just Cause where players control a character whose objective is to liberate towns from the rule of an [...]

By Jamieson Kaiser, Monash University I remember when I finally had the idea. I was very excited. After two weeks of working full time on my AMSI project (a life time for a university student), I [...]

By Maxim Jeffs, The Australian National University In 1960, the physicist Eugene Wigner published his essay ‘The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences’, partly as a [...]

By Emma Johnston, Queensland University of Technology The motion of a particle suspended in a fluid, a malaria infected mosquito zipping around a village or the price of fluctuating stock are [...]

By Michael Hallam, The University of Adelaide Everyone is familiar with the notion of a space – we live in a space after all. We can imagine one dimensional spaces such as the real number [...]

By Logan Haami, University of Technology Sydney Throughout the summer of 2015/16 I was lucky enough to become an AMSI vacation research scholar by conducting my very own research project (which [...]

By Xiangyuanchai Guo, The Australian National University Suppose you are a very smart student like me (just joking), so that you never fail any exam just like me (joking again). Suppose I am [...]