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Sep
1
Thu
9:00 am The MoMath MATRIX conference @ University of Leeds
The MoMath MATRIX conference @ University of Leeds
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm
Are you interested in outreach and public engagement for mathematics? Do you create, design, operate or sell maths exhibits? Then join us at the MATRIX conference at the University of Leeds, 1st to 3rd September 2016.The MATRIX (Mathematics Awareness, Training, Resource, & Information Exchange) Conference is jointly organized by MathsWorldUK, MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics (New York), and the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. It is a gathering of people interested in improving the public perception of and engagement with mathematics. The aim of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and best practice in the area of maths outreach. We intend it to be the largest UK gathering of outreach-minded people in recent years. (International attendees warmly welcomed of course.) The conference will include public lectures by Hannah Fry and Tadashi Tokieda along with a large number of 20-minute talks. For more information and to register, visit the conference webpages here.
5:00 pm A world from a sheet of paper @ University of Leeds
A world from a sheet of paper @ University of Leeds
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
A world from a sheet of paper @ University of Leeds
Maths World UK | Public Lectures Tadashi Tokieda (University of Cambridge/Stanford University) presents: A world from a sheet of paper Thursday 1st September 5pm-6:15pm Start with a sheet of paper. By folding, crumpling, sometimes tearing, we will explore a variety of phenomena, from magic tricks and geometry to elasticity and the traditional Japanese art of origami. Much of the show consists of table-top demos, which you can try later with friends and family. So, take a sheet of paper… Tadashi Tokieda has attracted worldwide attention for his work connecting maths and science with toys and origami. Having worked as a painter in Japan and as a classical philologist in France, he is now a mathematician at Stanford and Cambridge, and is active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Suitable for ages 11+ (children should be accompanied by a responsible adult). The talk will be followed by optional visit to conference exhibition and reception. For more information and to register, please visit the MATRIX conference website here.
Sep
3
Sat
11:00 am The Mathematics of Love @ University of Leeds
The Mathematics of Love @ University of Leeds
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
The Mathematics of Love @ University of Leeds
Maths World UK | Public Lectures Dr Hannah Fry (University College London) presents: The Mathematics of Love Saturday 3rd September 11am – 12:15pm You’d be forgiven for thinking that love and maths don’t naturally sit well together. Equations and proofs seem pretty poorly equipped to capture the thrill of romance or the world-ending despair that love can bring. But love – as with most of life – is full of patterns which mathematics is uniquely placed to describe. What are my chances of finding love? What profile picture should I use to maximise my chances in online dating? When should I settle down? And how can I avoid divorce? Sometimes serious and sometimes playful, Hannah will take us on a tour of the most talked about subject in history – using maths as our guide. Dr. Hannah Fry, a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at University College London, has contributed to several BBC documentaries including City in the Sky (BBC 2), Trainspotting Live (BBC 4), and The Joy of Data (BBC 4). Suitable for ages 14+ (children should be accompanied by a responsible adult). The talk will be followed by a screening of the Schools Video Competition winners and a chance to explore the conference exhibition. For more information and to register, please visit the MATRIX conference website here.

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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!