Monthly Archives: May 2017

Using social media for large-scale studies of gender differences

Social networks capture data about most aspects of the daily lives of millions of people around the world. The analysis of this rich and ready-available source of information can help us better understand the complex dynamics of society. In a recent article published in EPJ Data Science the authors propose the use of location-based social networks to study the activity patterns of different gender groups.

Summer School in Neurogeometry, July 2-14, Cortona, Italy

The scope of this meeting is to provide students at the end of their Masters degree or at the beginning of their PhD with an introduction to Neurogeometry. The instruments of differential geometry in anisotropic structures and experimental brain data allow the construction of efficient models of the visual cortex, with applications to image processing. Each participant… Read more »

Highlights from the Pacific Journal of Mathematics for Industry

The Pacific Journal of Mathematics for Industry (PJMI) publishes exciting research right at the interface of Mathematics and Industry. Articles focus on how through the use of mathematical results, important industrial problems can be answered to yield new insight for both industry and mathematics. A number of recent original research articles demonstrate some of the big challenges that research published in PJMI tackles.

Girls, how does it feel studying physics?


Prompted by previous research observing that engagement in science is strongly influenced by what happens outside school, researchers from Murdoch University wanted to find out what successful female students think influenced their engagement in high school physics. Physics is regarded as a high-status subject, although sometimes viewed as a “boy’s subject”. The picture that emerges around females’ enrollment choices in science, recently published in a paper on the International Journal of STEM Education, is multi-faceted.