Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Finding common ground in mathematics and physics 

Friday 17 March 2017


In early March, a delegation from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) visited Bath to explore common ground in mathematics and physics research.

Common Research Themes in Mathematics and Physics WorkshopInitiating and strengthening scientific connections

Visiting Bath to participate in the "Common Research Themes in Mathematics and Physics Workshop", their two-day visit focused on initiating and strengthening scientific connections between the University of Bath and NTU Singapore in mathematics, physics and other research fields with a strong computational and mathematical modelling component.

The workshop was organised by Dr Apala Majumdar from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and funded by the Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) and the University of Bath Accelerating International Collaboration Grant.

Four delegates from NTU Singapore attended the workshop:

  • Dr Bing-Sui (Physics)
  • Professor Ciamarra (Physics)
  • Dr Ran Ni (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
  • Dr Alexander Mirzoev (Biological Sciences).

All four gave exciting presentations on their research and potential areas of scientific overlap with faculty at Bath.

Seven talks were given by faculty and staff at the University of Bath. Scientific talks were given by:

  • Dr Rob Jack (Physics)
  • Dr Dave Carbery (Chemistry)
  • Professor Johannes Zimmer (Mathematics)
  • Dr Apala Majumdar (Mathematics)

There was also a talk about the Institute for Mathematical Innovation by Professor Jonathan Dawes (Director of IMI), a presentation on SAMBa by Federico Cornalba and a talk on internationalisation at Bath by Lorna Cuckow.

The workshop led to several new interdisciplinary introductions, and we hope that these will strengthen research links and facilitate new collaborations.