Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Common Research Themes in Mathematics and Physics Workshop

University of Bath,  2-3 March 2017

Jointly hosted by IMI and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the aim of this workshop is to strengthen research links and facilitate new collaborations between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the University of Bath. Over the course of the two-day conference, the workshop will focus on identifying common research themes in Mathematics and Physics.


Workshop themes:

  • Efficient numerical algorithms for complex systems
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Understanding emergent phenomena


The workshop will provide ample opportunity for informal discussion and networking - and includes a roundtable discussion on future strategies and sources of research funding.

Delegates from NTU includes researchers in mathematics and theoretical physicists. Participants from the University of Bath span multiple disciplines, namely mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering. IMI and the University of Bath internationalisation team will also be present to facilitate further inter-institutional connections, building on the existing NTU-University of Bath Memorandum of Understanding.


Workshop Programme


Thursday 2 March 2017

12:00 - 13:00

Welcome Lunch and Introduction


4W Atrium

13:00 - 13:30

Dr Bing-Sui Lu

Physics, NTU

Effective interactions between charged lipid membranes in monovalent salt solution

4W 1:1

13:30 - 14:00

Dr Rob Jack, Physics, UoB

Slow dynamics in soft matter

4W 1:1

14:00 - 14:30

Dr Ran Ni, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU

Emergent forces of active hard spheres

4W 1:1

14:30 - 15:00



4W Atrium

15:00 - 15:30

Lorna Cuckow, Bath Internationalisation Office


About Bath Internationalisation Office

4W 1:1

15:30- 16:00

Professor Johannes Zimmer

Mathematical Sciences, UoB

Geometry of some dissipative evolution equations

4W 1:1

16:00 - 16:30

Professor Jonathan Dawes

Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation IMI, UoB

About Bath IMI

4W 1:1

16:30 - 17:00

Professor Massimo Pica Ciamarra

Physics & Applied Physics, NTU

Two dimensional melting systems in soft-deformable particles

4W 1:1


Friday 3 March 2017

11:30 - 12:00

Dr Alexander Mirzoev, NTU

Systematic structure-based coarse graining of biomolecular systems with applications to DNA and chromatin

4W 1:1

12:00 - 12:30

Dr Apala Majumdar, Mathematical Sciences, UoB

Mathematics for Liquid Crystals: Some Examples

4W 1:1

12:30 - 13:30



4W Atrium

13:30 - 14:00

Dr Dave Carbery

Chemistry, UoB

Helicenes: from catalysis to fractals and quasiparticles

4W 1:1

14:00 - 14:30



4W 1:1

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee and Concluding remarks


4W Atrium & 4W 1:1


Take part in the conference

All research staff and PhD students at the University of Bath are warmly invited to take part. Please email Juliet Somma at to register for the workshop. There is no cost for attending the workshop. Registration closes on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Conference organiser

Dr Apala Majumdar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

Conference supporters

  • Institute for Mathematical Innovation
  • Accelerating International Collaboration Grant, University of Bath