How modelling helped our COVID response

Modelling is a term that is well known by scientists but has only recently been making headlines. So what does it actually mean? What does it do? And why has it become so prevalent during COVID-19? In this briefing, epidemiologists … Continued

Divide and conquer: why doing maths adds up to life success

Senior lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Macquarie University, Dr Sophie Calabretto, discusses the importance of the skills developed by maths education and how they are crucial for success in life and work.   Word Count: 479 Supplied: Macquarie University "Far … Continued

Turning buoyancy on its head

French researchers have floated boats “upside down” on liquid. This article is well suited to year 7 and 10 Physics students who are learning about forces. It demonstrates how an understanding of buoyancy, balanced and unbalanced forces can be applied … Continued