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SUMMARY:Florence Nightingale Day
DESCRIPTION:The Florence Nightingale Day is part of our continuing efforts to promote mathematics and statistics and especially the participation of women in those subjects. The day is aimed especially at female students in year 12 but is open to male students too.\n\nWhile Florence Nightingale is well-known for her medical work as a nurse, she was also a pioneer in statistics, especially in the use of visualisation of statistical data. A description of this work may be found in her biography on the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, along with a large number of biographies of other female mathematicians.\n\nThe Florence Nightingale Day will showcase successful women in mathematics at various stages of their careers, hear from men supportive of women mathematicians, display information about the broad range of possibilities offered by a degree in mathematics or statistics, stimulate informal discussion between pupils and mathematicians and give an opportunity for participants to compare their mathematical skills with their peers in other schools via a quiz.\n\nThe talks, informal discussions and maths gallery will illustrate the broad range of careers offered by a mathematics degree. We hope this will allow participants to obtain answers to their (so far unspoken) questions about a life in mathematics.\n\nThe quiz will give students the chance to test and compare their mathematical skills with peers in other schools, working outside the school curriculum. It will also give them valuable practice in solving tricky problems! They'll work in small groups under the supervision of a coach, who will be a PhD student in mathematics or statistics from Lancaster's Department of Mathematics and Statistics.\n\nFor details and pictures of last year's event, please see the 2014 Florence Nightingale Day pages.\n\n Registration\nTeachers are encouraged to register their pupils for the Florence Nightingale Day. There are no registration fees and support will be available for travel expenses. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. To register or for any other enquiry, please contact Nadia Mazza at n.mazza@lancaster.ac.uk or James Groves at j.groves@lancaster.ac.uk.
DTSTART:20141218T100000
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LOCATION:Management School Building
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SUMMARY:EDT Headstart: Exploring Shape and Space
DESCRIPTION:Geometry has been a major part of mathematics since the days of the Ancient Greeks. This residential summer school will explore some of the different questions arising from geometrical problems from 2000 years ago to the present day. Participants will meet concepts from university-level mathematics and experience what it is like to study mathematics though formulating problems precisely, looking at examples, generalising and applying logical argument and proof.\n\nOrganisation\n\nThis Summer School is part of the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Headstart scheme and applications are administered by the EDT. Applications open on 1st September 2014.\n\nWhat is it all about?\n\nWe will explore topics including\n\ncombinatorial geometry: e.g. the construction of the five Platonic solids (and why there can only be five!)\ntopology: how might we formally capture the idea that two different-sized squares are "the same shape"? We need to ignore lengths and focus on how shapes are joined together - this is what topology does.\ndiscrete geometry: if we connect some rods together by some joints, when is the result rigid or flexible? This is an interesting pure mathematical problem with some very applicable answers from small scales (understanding atomic lattices and crystals) to the large ones (construction of bridges).\nfractal geometry: fractals arise when simple geometric patterns are repeated to infinity but surprisingly also occur in nature. Fractals can have dimensions that are not whole numbers!\n\n\nWhat will we be doing?\n\n\nShort lectures introducing problems and techniques\nMini-projects based on the lectures\nA major group project, extending the mini-projects\nPresentation of project results to the other participants\nExperiencing university academic and social life in lecture rooms, computer labs and halls\n
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LOCATION:Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
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