1. Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture 2014 – The Art of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Art

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    The 71st annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture was presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. The Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture is an annual community event presented by Cawthron Institute since 1917, to commemorate the memory and legacy of Thomas Cawthron. Many distinguished scientists and scholars have featured as lecturers, sharing their knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Past lecturers include Professor Thomas Easterfield, Sir Ernest Rutherford, Sir Edmund Hillary, Professor Robert Winston and the Rt Hon Helen Clark. This lecture was presented with thanks to Royal Society of New Zealand.

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    • Ten by Ten: Wound Healing: Colin Green

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      In this Ten by Ten talk Professor Colin Green from the University of Auckland tells the story of the development of Nexagon™, how it led to a new understanding of wound healing, and how this knowledge is developing into a novel approach to the development of cancer therapies that is generating international interest.

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      • Our Futures: Auckland: Part 1: presentation from authors

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        The Royal Society of New Zealand has undertaken a major review of the rapidly changing New Zealand population, and the implications of this for the economy, social cohesion, education, and health and is holding panel discussions around the country. Hear from Professor Gary Hawke (Panel Chair) and Professor Richard Bedford from Auckland event.

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        • Alistair Gunn awarded the 2014 MacDiarmid Medal

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          The Royal Society of New Zealand presented the 2014 MacDiarmid Medal to Professor Alistair Gunn for his pioneering work on using brain cooling to prevent brain damage in new born babies who suffer low oxygen at birth.

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          • Simon Malpas awarded the 2014 Pickering Medal for his work commercialising physiological sensors

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            The Royal Society of New Zealand presented the 2014 Pickering Medal to Professor Simon Malpas for his work developing and commercialising implantable wireless sensors that can monitor physiological processes in the body.

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            • Natalie Jeremijenko: Re-integrating Art, Design and Science for a Future World

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              At Six panel discussion at the Royal Society of New Zealand on what new future might be created if artists, scientists, designers and engineers worked collaboratively to create innovation solutions to urgent issues? Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, designer and engineer, whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Her work is described as experimental design, (XDesign) and explores the opportunity that new technologies present for social and cultural change.

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              • The Naked Scientists Live - in Wellington

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                Stripping science down to the bare essentials! A special live event featuring Dr Chris Smith, the founder and host of the hugely-popular podcast The Naked Scientists and This Way Up’s Simon Morton, from Radio New Zealand National, featuring New Zealand scientists: Dr Nicola Gaston, Victoria University of Wellington: nanotechnology (or why you should not stir your tea with a gallium teaspoon); Dr Jason Wargent, Massey University: UV, plants and sunburn; Associate Professor Anne La Flamme, Victoria University of Wellington\Malaghan Institute: tackling multiple sclerosis; Dr Phil Sutton, NIWA: the ARGO network of ‘floats’ for measuring ocean condition; Professor Tim Naish, Victoria University of Wellington: evidence of climate change in Antarctica; Dr Edward Abraham, Dragonfly: how to use dark data to monitor kiwi

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                • Ten by Ten: How do our tectonic plates lock together? Dr Martin Reyners

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                  In this Ten by Ten talk for the Royal Society of New Zealand, Dr Martin Reyners explains how the tectonic plates in New Zealand lock together. By using earthquake waves themselves to map our underlying plates – the earthquake equivalent of a medical scan – Marsden-funded researchers have developed a three-dimensional model of the rock structure under New Zealand. The project explains why our tectonic plates are locked in some areas but not others. The main factor controlling locking turns out to be the tectonic history of both plates, which in turn controls the amount of fluid available to localise slip on large faults. Dr Martin Reyners looks at how this model has provided an explanation for some of the puzzling features of the Canterbury earthquakes: why there was a long delay between large earthquakes, why they involved so much shaking, and why they migrated to the east.

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                  • Our Futures: households and families

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                    Our Futures panel author Professor Erik Olssen FRSNZ discusses the households and families section of the Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti report by the Royal Society of New Zealand www.royalsociety.org.nz/our-futures

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                    • Our Futures: regional variation

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                      As the last speaker at the launch, Our Futures panel author Dr Malcolm McKinnon made some remarks on how the panel was (and wasn't) representative of census results, including regional variation www.royalsociety.org.nz/our-futures

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