Subject

10

Date & time

Tue, 10 Dec 2019
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4PD

Ticket price

£19 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

Our exceptional days of GCSE Maths in Action feature five interactive and informative sessions that will inspire KS4 students.

We will explore fascinating and occasionally unexpected applications which demonstrate that continuing to study maths is important. Each day is supplemented by an examination session which includes hints and tips on how to improve your grades.

Programme & speakers

Bits and pieces: secrets of a digital world James Grime, Mathematician and communicator

See how messages and photos are transmitted on the internet, and the secret messages that tell a film studio when you are sharing movies illegally.  Join James to discover the way messages are transmitted without mistakes, even from space!

James Grime

About James Grime

Dr James Grime is a maths communicator and YouTube star. He has toured the world with his code-breaking talk.

Lies, damned lies, and newspapers Emily Grossman, Broadcaster

Can we believe everything we read in the papers? In this highly interactive and amusing talk, Dr Emily Grossman takes a light-hearted look at these issues, illustrated with examples from her own experience as a TV science broadcaster.

Emily Grossman

About Emily Grossman

Emily teaches maths and science and explains science stuff on a range of TV and radio programmes including the panel game-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (hosted by Lee Mack).

Engineering the future Aimi Elias, NOWTV

Aimi Elias

About Aimi Elias

Aimi Elias is a software engineer with a passion for communication. She recently began working at NOWTV, before that Aimi was a civil engineer on London’s Crossrail project.

Are we made of maths? Mark Lewney, Mathematician and physicist

Does maths really exist, or is it just something people do? Is the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences something bordering on the mysterious with no rational explanation?

Mark Lewney

About Mark Lewney

Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doctor, winner of the first ever FameLab competition and guitar physicist blows your ears with rock guitar and blows your mind with Superstring Theory.

Over-analysing video games Matthew Scroggs, UCL

Matt will apply some mathematical thinking to Pac-Man and other video games. We will work out the shortest possible route to complete a Pac-Man level, and discover the 2-, 3- and 4-dimensional shapes that video game characters live on.

Matthew Scroggs

About Matthew Scroggs

When not working Matthew writes puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine, including the infamous £100 crossnumber, and reads Martin Gardner books.