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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
    Dr Andrea Floris
  • Patterns in nature: a mathematical view – A lecture given by Dr Danilo Roccatano
    Dr Danilo Roccatano
  • Group Theory: algebra of transformations – A lecture given by Dr Evgeny Khukhro (whose presentation is available for download)
    Dr Evgeny Khukhro
  • Pascal’s triangle and the Sierpinski gasket – A lecture given by Dr Sandro Mattarei followed by a computer implementation presented by Dr Bart VorselaarsDr Sandro Mattarei
  • There’s more to light than meets the eye! – A lecture given by Dr Matt BoothDr 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

Alex Blake – First prize

Lisa Fordham - Second prize

Lisa Fordham – Second prize

Alice Harray - Second prize

Alice Harray – Second prize

Eleanor Mckay - Second prize

Eleanor Mckay – Second prize

Amir Allidina - Third prize

Amir Allidina – Third prize

Maths and physics outreach lectures in Isaac Newton Building

 

On Tuesday, 9th May 2017, the Lecture Theater of the Isaac Newton Building, was used for the first time for an outreach event, organised by Sandro Mattarei in collaboration with the university’s Marketing Team. Students from the Lincoln College attended a double lecture in Maths and Physics. Marco Pinna’s lecture on the mathematics of bird flocking was followed by a lecture on Platonic solids delivered by Sandro Mattarei.

Maths & Physics at Lincoln: EDT Headstart residential course

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On 11th July 2017 several members of the School of Mathematics and Physics will contribute lectures and workshops to a Headstart residential course at the University of Lincoln (see EDT Headstart). Thirty students in Year 12 from all over the country will stay from 10th to 13th July to experience several taster session of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering.

The Maths and Physics activities will span six hours of 11th July and include sessions on the following topics:

  • What is Chaos?
  • Patterns in nature: mathematical views of the natural world
  • Group Theory: algebra of transformations
  • Pascal’s triangle and the Sierpinski gasket
  • There’s more to light than meets the eye!
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