How to Build an Olympic Stadium
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
This summer London hosted the 2012 Olympic games. More than nine million visitors watched 10,000 athletes compete in 26 sports at 34 venues around the UK. However, it is less well known that Maths played a critical part in the design and construction of these stunning venues. Paul Shepherd has helped to design sports stadiums around the world. He shares the secrets behind the building of the Olympic Park and explores the ways that mathematics was used in the construction and operation of this spectacular event.
For more lectures, see the full Autumn 2012 GULP programme.
Dr Paul Shepherd
Dr Paul Shepherd completed a degree in Mathematics before moving into the field of Structural Engineering. As a Consulting Engineer he applied his mathematical knowledge to the design of iconic buildings with the world’s leading architects. He is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.