Vice Chancellor Fellow

IFF director, Margaret Wertheim is currently serving as a Vice Chancellor Fellow in Science Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Her latest essay in Aeon Magazine looks at the history of how consciousness has come to be framed as a scientific problem.

Her recent essay in The Conversation pays tribute to the art and beauty of general relativity, a theory whose 100th anniversary we celebrate this year.

In the current issue of Cabinet, Margaret also has an interview with mathematician Dr. Neil Sloan about his massive and inspiring undertaking, the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. The OEIS – a kind of web-based Oxford English Dictionary for number lists – now contains more than a quarter million unique number sequences, and has been called “the most influential math website in the world.”