School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: Mathematics and Sex


by Dr Clio Cresswell

Institution: The University of Sydney
Date: Tue 11th August 2009
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: Mathematics and Sex? That’s right, the two are very much intertwined.
Come and enjoy a dalliance with the equations explaining love, marital
bliss, and the number of partners you should have before you stop
playing the field to see for yourself. And be prepared for some of the
latest mathematical research, as the field goes much, much, further
than numbers and probabilities. Mathematics is the study of patterns:
their discovery, their interconnections and their implications. And,
in the context of human behaviour, patterns abound, and mathematics
provides many unique and exciting insights. You’ll leave this
presentation with some great relationships tips but dare I say, more
importantly, completely reaffirmed in your belief of how creative,
evolving, relevant, and downright sexy mathematics is.

For More Information: Contact Paul Pearce ( or Paul Norbury (

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