Brighton MathsJam – 20 October

As part of the 2018 Brighton Science Festival, Brighton Maths Jam are hosting a day of mathematical discovery and exploration.

Morning – a chance to explore a myriad of real and virtual puzzles, mathematical conundrums and an exhibition of artistic interpretations*

Afternoon – short talks and presentations by local and national mathematicians and magicians, local geometrically inspired artists and puzzle geeks. If there’s a 5 minute talk you’d like to give, please contact us!

Confirmed contributors:

Adam Atkinson – Helping a Sculptor with Maths Louise Mabbs – Fun With Fibonacci & Fabric Origami (maths in textile art) Andrew Jeffrey – Noughts & Crosses ( Stephen Miller – Explosive Forging (changing steel with explosives) Jonathan Welton – Just So (number tricks)

Jerry Sadowitz – TBA

Caspar Thomas – Martin Gardner’s Magic

Donald Bell – Checking out a Conjecture in Number Theory using a  Python program

Full details:

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Explore your options through Clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week!

If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities. 

If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help. 

You can also book on to a Clearing visit day at Moulsecoomb campus, where you’ll be studying, on  Wednesday 18 and Saturday 22 August. It’s a chance to look around and consider your next step. There’s a welcome talk and introduction, tour of the campus, advice about accommodation and student support and you will meet some of our academic staff in a Q&A.

Everyone who is looking to study with us in 2018 is welcome to attend. Course availability does change quickly in Clearing so if you’re not holding an offer get in touch first to confirm there is space on the course you are interested in before making travel arrangements.

Find out more and book your place here.

Hands-on science for Brighton students

Young people with an interest in science and engineering can learn how to turn their passion into a career at a science fair in Brighton tomorrow (11 July).

Big Bang @ Brighton will take place at the University of Brighton and organisers are promising “an exciting, colourful and noisy event” aimed at encouraging more students to pursue further studies and potential careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Organised by STEM Sussex, the University of Brighton’s STEM outreach department, the event is funded by the Sussex Learning Network’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), a four-year programme aimed at encouraging more young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, into higher education.

Big Bang @ Brighton will feature a range of hands-on activities, workshops and shows provided by many local companies, universities and colleges and other organisations, highlighting the STEM-related opportunities available to young people in the area. Read More

Doing the maths. Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

Doing the maths

Global experts are coming to Brighton to discuss how maths can better assist science and engineering research.

The 15th International Conference on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering (IMSE) is being held on the Moulsecoomb campus of the University of Brighton in July.

IMSE 2018 will provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to exchange information and ideas that support their work. Experts from the USA, France, Germany and Edinburgh have accepted invitations to give keynote presentations, as has Professor Sergei Sazhin, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Thermal Physics.

The conference, at the University’s Huxley Building, is hosted by the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

The conference is being organised by Dr Paul Harris from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics in association with colleagues from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

To register, go to:

Picturing problems

From assembling Ikea furniture to complex computing, using intuitive shapes and diagrams can open up new opportunities for communicating and solving problems.

If you enjoy puzzles come and find out how diagrammatic reasoning can improve your problem solving and see if you can crack some fiendish challenges at the Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex, from 11.30 – 12.30 on Thursday 7 September.

The British Science Festival 2017 begins on September 5 and runs through till September 9.

Book your tickets: https://www.britishsciencefestival.or…

Celebrating success

We celebrated some fantastic successes today with our award-winning maths students.

Head of School, John Taylor, introduced the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics awards ceremony by leading a round of applause and congratulating all our winners.

Congratulations to Kathryn Beckett, Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons) and Joshua Latter, Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons), who were awarded prizes from our accrediting body, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. The awards were for final year students who have achieved the two highest overall performances in their Mathematical and Statistics modules.

As a department we have strong link with SAS, and Jake Kiernan and Nicholas Stylianou were the recipients of an SAS prizes for best use of SAS statistical software by mathematical students – undergraduate and postgraduate.

Beth Carter received the Frederick Chaffer Project Prize for the best mathematical sciences level 6 project and Bill Wallace received the Frederick Chaffer Prize for the student who achieves the highest overall marks in a mathematical sciences degree.

Owen Watkins was the recipient of the Denise Ware prize for the best professional placement conducted by a mathematical sciences student.

As a division we also awarded a number of prizes for academic achievements which went to Kathryn Beckett, Barney Brock, Connor Freeman, Zak Newton, and Lavanya Sivakumaran

The celebrations for our graduating students continued into the afternoon with our school graduation ceremony at the Brighton Centre.

Congratulations and well done everyone!