Subject

18

Date & time

Fri, 18 Nov 2022
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

For A-level and IB students

Give your KS5 students the opportunity to meet our crack team of mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, architects, code-breakers, data scientists and more for the ultimate educational experience.  Maths in Action features five lively and enriching sessions exploring a variety of topics carefully designed to extend students’ knowledge.  A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed.

Programme & speakers

Mathematical Stories Katie Steckles, Mathematician and Communicator

It’s easy to forget that the mathematical ideas and techniques we study were developed by real people. Katie Steckles tells some stories about mathematicians, and how they’re connected through mathematics.

Katie Steckles

About Dr Katie Steckles

Katie is a mathematician based in Manchester, who talks about mathematics at universities, schools events, festivals, on BBC radio and TV, in books and on the internet.

Fighting Disease with Mathematics Sara Jabbari, University of Birmingham

Sara will describe the way mathematics can be used to understand antibiotic resistance, track the dynamics of bacterial infections and even develop new drugs to tackle disease.

Sara Jabbari

About Dr Sara Jabbari

Sara is a mathematician specialising in using mathematical modelling to understand how bacteria behave. She works with microbiologists to use these models in developing new treatments for bacterial infections.

Over-analysing Video Games Matthew Scroggs, University College London

Matt will apply some mathematical thinking to Pac-Man and other video games. We will work out the shortest possible route to complete a Pac-Man level, and discover the 2-, 3- and 4-dimensional shapes that video game characters live on.

Matthew Scroggs

About Matthew Scroggs

When not working Matthew writes puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine, including the infamous crossnumber, and reads Martin Gardner books.

How to get rich quick Sophie Maclean, Mathematician and Communicator

Being able to determine the future is a great way to get money. From fairground games to the stock market, knowing what will happen is a great advantage. But even if we don’t know for certain, statistics and probability can help us make valuable predictions. In this session, Sophie gives an introduction to the world of finance and shares some of the Maths she used working as a trader.

Sophie Maclean

About Sophie Maclean

Sophie is a Maths Communicator and a member of the team behind Chalkdust Magazine. She has previously worked as a Quantitative Trader, a Software Engineer, and a Maths tutor.

Staring into Space Nicole Cozens, Maths Educator

How big is the Earth? How far away is the furthest space craft? How many aliens are there? We will look at questions that people have asked about Space, and mathematical solutions (not all right!) that people have created.

Nicole Cozens

About Nicole Cozens

Nicole has been teaching Maths for over 15 years, and now works for the Advanced Maths Support Programme, inspiring students to see the potential that Maths has to offer. Nicole has also worked for the National Space Academy, running events exploring how Maths is used in Space Science.