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To mark British Science Week, Prof David McMullan and Dr Martin Lavelle gave talks on “Mathematics with Bubbles” to over 400 primary school children. The photograph shows the use of soap films to demonstrate part of  the solution to Plateau’s conjectures.


TedX talk by Antonio Rago

TEDxPlymouthUniversity  showcases new, exciting and inspirational ideas that can be found  in Plymouth. This year the event is held on Thursday 9th March 2017 in the Roland Levinsky Building Plymouth University.

The event is series of presentations by researchers at Plymouth University, highlighting cutting edge research and insight. The talks range from poetry, art, to women’s rights.

Dr. Antonio Rago from the centre for mathematical sciences is presenting a talk with the title: A journey through elementary particles.

The event is already sold out.

Meeting about High Power Lasers

Christmas and the new year is a time for reflection and to look back on the events of the year. In science there are a number of conferences to review the progress in different fields. Member of the CMS who work on Quantum Field Theory at High Intensities are attending the end of year meeting: 2016 Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser User Community at Abingdon School and Coseners House. A number of talks and posters are being presented by members of Plymouth’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Below is a photograph of PhD student: Lauren Ansell presenting a poster on her research:

The picture below shows Dr Anton Ilderton giving a talk on his research:

The picture below is of Dr. Ben King presenting his talk at the meeting.



Particle Physics Master Class at Plymouth University

For the first time the theoretical physics group at Plymouth University is organizing a Particle Physics Master Class. Students at local schools we will be able to visit us for a day to work on experimental data from the experiments at the LHC. At the end of the day, the students will  discuss their results via a video conference with physicists working on the experiments at CERN.

The event will be held on Wednesday 5th April 2017. There are more details at the local web page for the event.


Profile of recent graduate in mathematics and statistics at the University of Plymouth

A recent graduate, Valerie Millar,  from our School, has recently started a Masters in Statistics with Applications to Medicine  at Southampton University. You can read her profile here, which also includes an overview of her time studying at Plymouth University. Valerie also stresses the importance of the placement year at GlaxoSmithKline to her studies and her career.