About this day
With wickedly good speakers with a passion for what is without doubt the best subject (maths), save the date for this exceptional study day. Give your KS5 students the opportunity to meet our crack team of mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, architects, code-breakers, data scientists and more for the ultimate educational experience.
Programme & speakers
How to build a 1000mph car Rob Bennett, Bloodhound SSC
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
About Rob Bennett
Rob Bennett is Chief Inspirer at BLOODHOUND SSC where he works tirelessly to inspire and motivate the next generations into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Living is a risky business Jennifer Rogers, University of Oxford
Whether bungee jumping or riding a bike, life involves risks. Get to grips with your own personal relationship with risk alongside Jennifer Rogers who shows how statistics can help you make better decisions.
About Jennifer Rogers
Jennifer works alongside other statisticians, clinicians, computer scientists, industry experts and regulators. Jennifer can also regularly be found giving conference talking all things statistics in schools, theatres and pubs, as well as the odd TV and radio appearance.
Patterns and Predictions Colin Wright, Mathematician and juggler
Maths is about patterns – finding them, proving that they’re real, and then using them to make predictions. Colin will investigate some patterns – some real, some not real(!) – and see an application in an unexpected place.
About Colin Wright
Colin received his maths doctorate in 1990 from Cambridge University. While at Cambridge he also learned how to fire-breathe, unicycle, juggle and ballroom dance.
Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers Vicky Neale, University of Oxford
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia. Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made that reveal how mathematicians work.
About Vicky Neale
Vicky is Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. Vicky spends her time doing maths, teaching maths and talking maths to anyone who will listen.
Principal Component Analysis and Face Recognition Stefan Güttel , University of Manchester
Join Stefan to learn about one of the most fundamental tools to analyse data, the principal component analysis (PCA). Given lots of measurements, PCA allows us to find out which parameters are the most relevant. PCA has many practical applications and Stefan will show you how to use it for face recognition.
About Stefan Güttel
Stefan is Reader in Numerical Analysis, a keen online entrepreneur, and rock bassist in INEGO. His research focuses on algorithms for computing numbers fast and accurately, making sure that skyscrapers are stable and oil refineries do not explode (too often).