Computer algebra is crucial to many applications in mathematics and science. At Plymouth University the students are taught and can download the Maple computer algebra system from Maplesoft. Computer algebra is also important for research into mathematics. For example, next week, Dr. Daniel Robertz from the CMS at Plymouth is participating in the conference “Applications of Computer Algebra” in Kassel, Germany.
Drs Tom Heinzl and Ben King are just back from speaking at the twenty fifth annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS’16) in Yerevan, Armenia: http://www.lasphys.com/workshops/lasphys16/program-symposium Their talks were on “Depletion of Strong Fields” and “Beyond Volkov: Solving the Second-Order Klein-Gordon Equation”
During the summer many of the research groups in the CMS have external visitors, who collaborate on research projects. This summer Andrea Baldino is visiting Dr. Julian Stander and other members of the statistics research group. Last year Andrea Baldino visited CMS funded by the Erasmus Plus Traineeship scheme.
The EU referendum about whether the UK should stay in or leave the EU is this coming Thursday. The polls are close and everyone is trying to guess what the decision of the electorate will be. A team of researchers in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Plymouth University has updated their analysis of facebook data about the EU Referendum.
Julian Stander, Luciana Dalla Valle and John Eales are members of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Plymouth University, where Andrea Baldino worked in 2015 supported by the Erasmus+Traineeships Programme. Julian Stander is associate professor (reader) in mathematics and statistics, Luciana Dalla Valle is lecturer in statistics and John Eales is associate head for teaching and learning in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. Mario Cortina Borja is chairman of the Significance editorial board, and professor of biostatistics in the Population, Policy and Practice Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health.