# Mathematical Thinking

Workshop

# 26—28 September 2022

## About the workshop

Mathematics underpins much of the scientific and technological progress of modern society. This workshop will bring together experts to study the conceptual and neurological basis of mathematical thought and creativity, different aspects of which are associated with brain structures evolved for different purposes. We will explore links to machine learning, which plays a critical role as a model for cognition, as well as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics.

At this workshop, we will target discussions at forming new interdisciplinary collaborations and formulating concrete research questions with a view towards major grant applications in the ARC Discovery and linkage programmes, among others. Expected benefits arising from such collaborations include machine learning improvements, computer assistance for mathematical research and other high-level cognitive tasks, and improved insight into mathematics education at all levels.

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## Schedule

## Venue

The workshop will be held at the University of Newcastle's City Campus (NuSpace), in these rooms:

- Monday 26th: X201
- Tuesday 27th: UNH419
- Wednesday 28th: X202