Dr Dillon Mayhew explains the mathematics of how information can be transmitted on the internet accurately and securely as one of the Royal Society of New Zealand 10x10 Lecture Series, recorded on June 20 2013 in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, winner of the 2012 Rutherford Medal, the Royal Society of New Zealand's highest honour, gives her Rutherford Lecture tour, speaking about her work as a molecular chemist to make drug candidates inspired by natural products.
Massey University, with support from the University of Otago and the Royal Society of New Zealand, presents Professor Peter Doherty, the scientist whose Nobel Prize winning research revolutionised understanding of how our immune system responds to infectious diseases and cancers, and led to breakthroughs in vaccine manufacture.
His talk traverses the topic of viruses – including influenza A viruses, HIV, Ebola and Hendra – and how our body’s immune system responds to them.
Professor Peter Doherty is based at the University of Melbourne and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis.
He is also an author of lay books and his latest is called Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health And Our World.’
The second of our 10x10 lecture series with Dr Alex James from the Biomathematics Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. In her talk, Alex speaks about snails, buses, possums and maths - giving a clear introduction into her work solving all sorts of interesting ecological and wider science problems with mathematics as her tool of choice.
Please note this video combines an audio recording with slides.