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.

Source

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.

Visitor at CMS

As a normal in an institution with a reputation for International research, the CMS usually has a number of long term visiting researchers, who collaborate with staff members.

For example, currently Dr. Murilo Rodolfo Cândido is visiting the school for 11 months as the exchange part of his post-doctoral position in Brazil. His research area is dynamical systems (averaging/bifurcation theory).  Details of his research is on orchid.