He will also be presenting a seminar in the theoretical physics seminar:

Title: Multi-hadron observables from lattice QCD

Abstract:

The strong force is governed by a mathematical framework called quantum

chromodynamics (QCD). The building blocks of QCD are quarks and gluons,

and the interactions of these constituents leads to a rich variety of

observed phenomena. A particularly intriguing aspect of QCD physics is

the nature and behavior of resonances, short-lived states that decay via

the strong force. In this talk I will discuss progress in studying these

states, by calculating multi-hadron scattering observables. This by

achieved by combining field-theoretic ideas with large scale numerical

calculations based in lattice QCD. In particular, I will focus on the

idea of using the finite volume required for numerical calculations as a

tool, rather than an unwanted artifact, to extract dynamical observables

such as two- and three-hadron scattering amplitudes.

Dr Yinghui Wei recently visited China for student recruitment. She attended the University of Plymouth’s graduation ceremony in Beijing where she provided translating support and presented the graduates. After this, she visited six universities where she gave outreach talks to promote the University of Plymouth and its mathematics and statistics programmes, as well as research presentations to staff and students. She met with key academics and international officers in Chinese universities, to discuss recruiting Chinese students to study mathematics and statistics as well as other disciplines in Plymouth.

]]>This year two students have had their work published:

A Comparison of Exact and Heuristic Algorithms to Solve the Travelling Salesman Problem, Matthew Chatting

Algebraic Number Theory and Fermat’s Last, Edward Evans

]]>The pictures below show the two researchers finalizing their exciting new results on plane wave backgrounds in QED, with support from their @**royalsociety**@**NewtonFund** grant.

The aim of the days are to encourage the students to consider mathematics at A level, which, while vital for a maths degree, is also useful for students to have for all STEM disciplines.

There are about 500 students and 50 teachers from 25 schools across Devon and Cornwall signed up over the two days. The days are organized by Dr Jenny Sharp. Further information about mathematical activities for school students, which are run through out the year, can be found here.

Some of the activities at the taster days are:

- The Creation of Number
- Boat Building
- Solving the Josephus Problem
- How seeing patterns can help you solve some problems
- Breaking the Cipher
- Guesstimation
- Games and Probability
- Experimental Design

The career day was organized by the Operational Research Society. Operational research is the area of mathematics, which helps businesses make decisions and how to efficiently organize their work. Hence OR is an important sector, which employs a lot of mathematics graduates.

The events at the open day were:

- Listen to talks on OR with interesting case studies.
- Find out how to apply for an OR, analytics, or data science roles.
- Meet employers and see how areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data could be part of your new job.
- Hear graduates’ experiences of working in OR and analytics.