Department of Mathematical Sciences

Researchers across campus discuss mathematical challenges

Tue Feb 09 11:42:00 GMT 2016

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) invited 19 researchers from across the University to present the mathematical challenges they face in their work.

Audience at the \"Where\'s the maths?\" eventResearchers had three minutes and one slide to present their mathematical challenges. There was also time for further discussion and networking at the event titled "Where's the Maths?".

Researchers from nine different departments presented their challenge. Their research ranged from biosensors to animal social systems to topology.

SAMBa academics and students identified some potential future research collaborations. These collaborations may lead to research projects for SAMBa students or other researchers.

Nick Priest from the department of Biology & Biochemistry said: “This was a great chance to meet students and academics from SAMBa.

"I got a real sense of the breadth of the application of mathematics across the University.

"I identified some potential collaborative projects and made contact with a SAMBa PhD student interested in my research."

SAMBa trains students to work with a variety of mathematical techniques and apply them to problems faced in academia and industry.