About this day
Do your students wonder what mathematicians do?
At our interactive and inspirational day they will discover how classroom maths is used by people every day in fields from statistics and engineering to research mathematics. Five renowned speakers from universities, industries and the media reveal mathematics at its very best and your students will have a whole lot of fun along the way!
Programme & speakers
Guy Martin's wall of death and other spinning things Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge
In a presentation full of exiting demonstrations Hugh will answer some fundamental questions including, why does a spinning top stand up? And how do cats always manage to land upright?
About Hugh Hunt
Dr Hugh Hunt is a Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration at Cambridge University. He is a regular presenter on Channel 4 documentaries, including “Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb” and “Guy Martin Wall of Death”. He has an impressive collection of boomerangs which he uses to inspire students in the study of dynamics and mechanics.
When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11 (…or The Mathematics of Heavy Metal) Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham
Join Phillip to discover how sine waves underpin every chugging guitar riff, what trigonometry has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits are such a great example of statistics in action.
About Philip Moriarty
Philip Moriarty is a professor of physics, a heavy metal fan, and a keen air-drummer. His research focuses on prodding, pushing, and poking single atoms and molecules.
Tor, statistics and the dark net Cerys Bradley, UCL
The dark net is a part of the internet designed to let users hide their identity. Cerys will shine a light on this private world of political activism, cybercrime and more using the immense power of statistics.
About Cerys Bradley
Cerys uses maths to investigate the impact of law enforcement interventions on Dark Net Market users. She is interested in Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Cybercrime.