## Maths & Physics at Lincoln: EDT Headstart residential course

The University of Lincoln has hosted a EDT Headstart residential, where thirty students in Year 12 from all over the country have stayed from 10th to 13th July to get an introduction to university life at Lincoln, to visit the facilities of our campus, but especially to experience several lectures and workshops in Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering. Two of the three half-day sessions devoted to academic tasters were held by the School of Mathematics and Physics, and coordinated by Dr Sandro Mattarei. Three hours in the morning and three in the afternoon of 11th July the students enjoyed the following sessions:

*What is Chaos?* – A lecture given by Dr Andrea Floris

*Patterns in nature: a mathematical view* – A lecture given by Dr Danilo Roccatano

*Group Theory: algebra of transformations* – A lecture given by Dr Evgeny Khukhro (whose presentation is available for download)

*Pascal’s triangle and the Sierpinski gasket* – A lecture given by Dr Sandro Mattarei followed by a computer implementation presented by Dr Bart Vorselaars
*There’s more to light than meets the eye!* – A lecture given by Dr Matt Booth

Before the last lecture the students sat a short test on the contents of the previous lectures, and at the end of the afternoon the best performers received a prize and a certificate for their effort:

Alex Blake – First prize

Lisa Fordham – Second prize

Alice Harray – Second prize

Eleanor Mckay – Second prize

Amir Allidina – Third prize

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