The 2020 New Zealand Mathematical Society Colloquium will be hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology over the period of 1-2 December 2020.
This year the Colloquium will use a virtual format.
Since COVID-19 has changed our academic delivery dramatically, we have decided that this year’s NZMS colloquium will run in a theme-based format on the following two themes:
- COVID modelling, and
- Online teaching and learning in the mathematical sciences
Each theme will have 3 or 4 speakers (each speaker will present a talk for 10-15 minutes), followed by panel discussions, and questions from conference participants.
In addition to the above themes, this year’s colloquium will also include the Butcher–Kalman lecture, organised special sessions, and the society’s other activities.
There will be no call for general contributed talks this year, but there is the opportunity to participate in (or organise) special interest sessions which will be held on Wednesday afternoon.
- Thomas Lumley, the University of Auckland
- Rachelle Binny, Te Pūnaha Matatini
- Alex James, University of Canterbury
- Mick Roberts, Massey University
Online teaching and learning in the mathematical sciences
- Richard Brown, Massey University
- Cami Sawyer, Massey University
- Robyn Headifen, Auckland Mathematics Kaiarahi
- Peter Bier, the University of Auckland
- Melissa Tacy, the University of Auckland
- Jiling Cao (chair)
- Kerri Spooner
- Hyuck Chung
- Wenjun Zhang
- Michael Lockyer