Festival of Physics in Plymouth.

We are pleased to announce that the we will be again organizing a Festival of Physics at the University of Plymouth. There will be a mixture of general physics talks and workshop sessions. The date is Saturday 23rd November 2019. There are more details at this page.

Academic in top 50 most influential LGBT people

The paragraph below was circulated on the University’s newsletter.

Lecturer in Pure Mathematics Dr Marina Logares has been named in a list of the 50 most influential LGBT people in Spain in 2019. The list, compiled by Spanish newspaper El Mundo, includes names such as the Minister of Internal Affairs Fernando Grande-Marlaska and other well-known people in politics and arts.

Marina is also co-chair of the LGBT co-forum. at the University of Plymouth.

South West Physics CPD Day 2019

The school of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics has very strong links with teachers of mathematics in Cornwall and Devon. Now that we have a Mathematics with Theoretical Physics degree, we making connections with Physics teachers in the area of Plymouth.

On the 2nd july, the IOP is organizing a development day for Physics teachers in the South West. Dr. Craig McNeile is attending the event to represent the South West branch of the IOP and the University of Plymouth.

Plymouth is 4th for Mathematics in the 2020 Guardian league table.

The Guardian newspaper produces a league table of Universities, broken down into departments, specifically designed for students. This is how the Guardian describes their listings:

It ranks universities on all the factors that are most important to young people: how much they will benefit from the teaching, whether current students like the university and the subject, and what their chances are of getting a good job. It does not include research scores, because these are of limited relevance to students.

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We are excited to announce that Plymouth is ranked 4th in the league tables for Mathematics.

The Guardian newspaper highlights the new ranking of the teaching of Mathematics at the University of Plymouth.

Top article downloads

The Bullitin of the London Mathematical Society recently emailed Nathan Broomhead to tell him that

  • Amongst articles published between January 2017 and December 2018, your paper received some of the most downloads in the 12 months following online publication.
  • Your work generated immediate impact and visibility, contributing significantly to the advancement of your field.

The paper is

Discrete triangulated categories, with authors: Nathan Broomhead, David Pauksztello, and David Ploog.

Nathan gets a certificate to celebrate the impact of his paper.


Year 6 workshops on Mathematics

This week Dr. Jenny Sharp is organizing a mathematics workshop for year 6 students (10 – 11 year olds.) Visiting school children go to lectures and do workshops in: using graphics calculators, the mathematics of magic squares and a carousel of puzzles.

Many of the workshops are run by students on our Mathematics with Education degree. This gives our students valuable experience with teaching mathematics to children.

An example of a magic square.

More details about other outreach activities can be found here.