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Oct
4
Tue
6:00 pm Stoner Colloquium – Topological... @ Western Lecture Theater Building
Stoner Colloquium – Topological... @ Western Lecture Theater Building
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Professor Simon will discuss the physics of Fractional Quantum Hall Effects, Exotic superconductors such as Strontium Ruthenate, Superfluid Helium and Semiconductor-Superconductor-Spin-Orbit systems including Quantum Wires, and how they might be used for quantum computation. Professor Simon is an American theoretical physics professor at Oxford University and tutorial fellow of Somerville College, Oxford. Between 2000 and 2009 he was the director of theoretical physics research at Bell Laboratories. He is known for his work on Topological Phases of Matter, Topological Quantum Computing and Fractional Quantum Hall Effect. Book your free place at https://stonercollsimon.eventbrite.co.uk
7:00 pm Counting in Circles: My Favourit... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Counting in Circles: My Favourit... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Retiriring President’s Talk – Alan Slomson Counting in Circles: My favourite problem Tuesday 4th October 2016, 7pm for a 7:30pm start This problem makes an excellent resource for the classroom. It is very rich in mathematical ideas. I have used different versions of it for school pupils from Year 6 upwards, for mathematics undergraduates, and at meetings of schoolteachers.  It begins with some ideas that will be very familiar and ends with what I believe is a hard unsolved problem in number theory.  On the way it takes in the binomial coefficients, Euler’s formula V + F = E + 2 , proof by mathematical induction and Cantor’s transfinite numbers. This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk).  Non-members are welcome.  Please bring the sessions to the attention of your colleagues and friends.  Our meetings are very friendly and include refreshments.  Anyone who would like to be added to the YBMA email list should send their name and email address to a.slomson@leeds.ac.uk. Public visitor parking is available on campus after 5pm on a ‘pay on exit’ basis – details can be found at http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/  
Oct
8
Sat
9:00 am University Open Day @ University of Leeds
University Open Day @ University of Leeds
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A variety of activities will be taking place on our open days, including drop in sessions, taster lectures, tours and talks. They are a chance to learn more about the courses available, meet staff and students, explore the campus and visit university facilities. For further details, including how to book your place, please see here.  

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Leeds Festival of Science

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Thanks to all those who attended the Leeds Festival of Science 2016!

The 11th annual Leeds Festival of Science held in March 2016 offered an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all.

We welcomed over 130 school groups to campus to take part in activities including the first ever ‘Amazing STEM Race’ and taster days for Y12 students interested in studying Physics and Biology. We also enjoyed visiting schools to deliver roadshows on a range of STEM topics including ”Is the use of animals in research really necessary?’ and ‘Blast off rocket science!’. Our public programme included stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and the launch of ‘The Engineering Colouring Book’ (see more here) alongside events held on campus and hosted by our partners across the city.

Take a look at the 2016 programmes and our photo gallery below to see what was on offer.

We hope you can join us in 2017!