41 results for author: Katie Chicot

Introducing Dr James Grime – MathsWorldUK tour manager

We are pleased to announce that Dr James Grime is our new Touring Exhibition Manager! James has been working in maths communication since 2008. He runs The Enigma Project, about the history and mathematics of code breaking which visits schools and festivals around the world. He is mostly known for his YouTube videos including Numberphile which now has over pi-million subscribers. James will be responsible for the day to day management of the tour including booking the locations for the exhibition so if you want to host the exhibition (for at least 3 weeks) then email James on: admin@www.mathsworlduk.com

Northern Powerhouse

MATHSWORLDUK HAVE JOINED THE GOVERNMENT’S NORTHERN POWERHOUSE PARTNER PROGRAMME We have become a member of the government's Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The appointment is recognition of the contribution that mathematics makes to the economy in all sectors and is recognition that mathematics skills will play a vital role in the development of employment opportunities for people in the region. MathsWorldUK aims to establish the UK’s first Mathematics Discovery Centre. With this centre MathsWorldUK seeks to improve the UK’s cultural attitude to maths showing the full joy, wonder and power of the subject. Dr Chicot, CEO of ...

Maths Miniatures 2019

In 2020 the Maths Miniatures competition did not go ahead due to the coronavirus restrictions. In 2019 we collaborated with the University of Leeds, United Kingdom Mathematics Trust and IMO2019 Ltd to run our annual short film competition for schools. The theme was Mathematics in Sport and students aged 11-18 across the UK were challenged to work in small teams to produce a 3 minute video exploring this topic and communicating the mathematics involved. We had a great deal of interest and 91 schools submitted videos. Once again, the standard was very high and two rounds of judging were needed to identify a winner. Our judges first produced a ...

MWUK Newsletter No 5

Lots of updates in our latest newsletter! Newsletter No5

Tour Manager

MathsWorldUK is now recruiting a tour manager. All details are on the link below. If you have any queries or problems accessing the link please email k.m.chicot@open.ac.uk Touring Exhibition Tour Manager MWUK2

Matched Funding Appeal

We've raised £105,000 in the past year towards our aim of creating the UK's first mathematics discovery centre! Its almost time to celebrate as we can now start building our touring exhibition. We have a matched funding offer for donations up to a total of £125,000. We are now within only £20,000 of this. We are so grateful to the many supporters of MathsWorldUK who have helped us to come so far. If you can help us reach the magic total of £125000 then please click on our donate button. All donations however small or large will be welcomed, and donations from UK citizens may be gift aided.

Hannah Fry is awarded 2018 Christopher Zeeman Medal

The Councils of the IMA and the LMS have awarded the 2018 Christopher Zeeman Medal to Dr Hannah Fry of University College London for her outstanding contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences. Hannah Fry is a Senior Lecturer in the mathematics of cities at UCL and an honorary lecturer in the UCL Mathematics Department. Her podcast series The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry regularly broadcasts to over one million per episode on Radio 4 and has reached the top few places in the UK podcast charts. She has also been an inspiration to girls taking up mathematics. Image credit: Hannah Fry Hanna gave one of the ...

Sir Michael Atiyah (1929-2019)

Sir Michael Atiyah, founding Director of the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, has died at the age of 89 One of the greatest mathematicians of his generation (and ‘probably Britain’s greatest mathematician since Isaac Newton’ according to Ian Stewart), Sir Michael was awarded countless prizes and medals, including the Fields Medal, which he was awarded in 1966. Beyond his 1966 Fields Medal, he was also the joint recipient of the 2004 Abel Prize. Both were awarded for his work with Isadore Singer on the differential equation-related index theorem - which Atiyah described personally as "a bit of black magic". In their official statement on ...

MWUK Newsletter No 4

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Peter Goddard CBE FRS joins MWUK Advisory Panel

We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Goddard CBE FRS has agreed to join the MWUK advisory panel. Peter Goddard is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,having served as its Director from 2004 to 2012, and a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. A mathematical physicist, he has made pioneering contributions to string theory and quantum field theory, which were recognized by the award in 1997 of the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, shared with David Olive. Formerly Master of St. John's College, from 1994 to 2004, and Professor of Theoretical Physics in the ...