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Maybe I Could Be A Mathematician – A story of growing up alongside vinyl, CD, MP3, and YouTube Premium

Presented by Professor Arun Ram


Professor Ram is an internationally recognised mathematician and an inspirational teacher. In this unique presentation he tells a series of stories, interweaving mathematics and music. Humorous, educational, personal, often all at once, these collected stories illuminate the remarkable journey of an enquiring mind who became a mathematician. A mathematical mixtape from a lifelong road trip.


*Suitable for all ages, and all levels of interests and abilities in maths and music.


About the presenter

Arun Ram grew up in a small town in New Mexico, USA – leaving for Boston to attend MIT. After deciding that he needed a lifestyle which enabled him to travel and sit in coffee shops – he found it best to get a PhD in Mathematics! After obtaining his PhD from University of California San Diego, he held a sequence of junior positions before landing at University of Wisconsin in 1999. In 2008 he moved to University of Melbourne where the mathematics, the weather and the city suit him well. His passions are beauty, music, languages, cultures and people.


Event Details

Thu., 22 August 2019

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Doors open 20 minutes prior to the presentation

Timing: Approx. 75 minutes, followed by complimentary refreshments.

Cost: Free



University of Melbourne

Phone: 03 8344 0136

Email jordan.sorby@unimelb.edu.au
Website: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/


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This event is proudly supported by National Science Week and the University of Melbourne.


Aug 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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