Previous Events

SIAM & IMA Mathematics Challenge 2022

Dear undergraduates, we are pleased to announce that the SIAM maths challenge returns on 25th November with £200 OF PRIZES TO BE WON! Questions will be available from 9-10AM in Pope A17, and online from 10AM at​, with scores and prizes beginning at 5pm in the same place, where there will be food and refreshments!  All undergraduate students…

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PGR Practice Talks (Nov 2022)

The SIAM & IMA Student Chapter is organising a PGR Practice Talk, giving PGR students the opportunity to present their work and ask for input from other PGR students. The event will be held on Monday the 14th of November, from 14:00-17:30 in Room D04, Monica Patridge Building (formerly known as Teaching and Learning building).…

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Understanding our online social networks: information flows and other pairwise relationships online

Location: Monica Partridge Building C10 SIAM & IMA Student Chapter External Speaker Seminar: Bridget Smart The SIAM & IMA Student Chapter are happy to host Bridget Smart, University of Adelaide, for a seminar talk Monday 24th October from 13:00 to 14:00. The talk will be held in person in C10, Monica Partridge Building. Abstract Social…

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Movie Night – Good Will Hunting

On behalf of the UoN SIAM & IMA student chapter, I would like to let you know that we will be hosting a movie night! The movie that will be shown will be Good Will Hunting. The film will be shown in Chem X1 on Friday 30th September at 5:00pm. There will be drinks and snacks provided! After…

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Movie Night – Interstellar

On behalf of the UoN SIAM & IMA student chapter, I would like to let you know that we will be hosting a movie night! The movie that will be shown will be Interstellar. The film will be shown in Monica Partridge A03 on Wednesday 1st July at 5:00pm. There will be drinks and snacks provided! Please see…

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Towards a media ecology view of mathematical history

We're delighted to be hosting Peter Ashwin for a talk via Microsoft Teams Abstract The development of mathematical concepts, theories and applications has been enabled by the emergence of new technologies of thought and communication (media, understood in the widest sense possible) that have given new approaches to mathematical questions. These new approaches compete with…

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Maths A17,

Movie Night – Hidden Figures

On behalf of the UoN SIAM & IMA student chapter, I would like to let you know that we will be hosting a movie night! The movie that will be shown will be Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and others... ""Hidden Figures" is the incredible untold story of Katherine G.…

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From growing neurons and sunflowers to liquid crystal elastomers and elephant trunks: the fascinating dynamics of active filaments

We're delighted to be hosting Alain Goriely for a talk via Teams. Abstract: The natural and artificial world around us is full of active filamentary structures that respond to external stimuli and modify their internal structures through growth or remodeling to achieve specific functions. For instance, to survive and to thrive, plants rely on their ability…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams and streamed in D09, Monica Partridge Building,

Movie Night – A Beautiful Mind

Join us for our movie night, complete with free drinks and snacks! We are showing A Beautiful Mind, a biographical drama based on the life of the schizophrenic Mathematician, John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics and Abel Prize winner. Doors open at 16:15 for a 16:30 start. The movie is 2 hours and 15…

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Hallward Cinema Room, LG140, Hallward Library, Road University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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PGR Practise Talks (Dec, 2021)

The SIAM & IMA Student Chapter is organising a PGR Practice Talk, giving PGR students the opportunity to present their work and ask for input from other PGR students. The event will be held on Thursday the 2nd of December, from 13:00-15:50 in Room E04, Monica Patridge Building (formerly known as Teaching and Learning building).…

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Room E04, Monica Patridge Building, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2QH
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SIAM & IMA Student Chapter Mathematics Challenge

NOTE: you needed to have signed up to the event by October 20th 2021. Please contact us if you still want to take part and we will see what we can do. Schedule: Wednesday, 10th November 10:30 to 11:00, Keighton Auditorium: Introduction and rules12:00 to 13:00, Room TBC: Free lunch and access to questions Thursday, 11th November…

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Free
Various,

A Good Mathematician is a Lazy Mathematician

Title A Good Mathematician is a Lazy Mathematician Abstract I am not sure when I first heard this phrase, I suspect it was used by one of my sixth form maths teachers, but I have increasingly come to realise how true this is – and what is more remarkable this laziness has actually shaped the…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams,

Footnotes to Turing (1952): Some Modern Challenges in Pattern Formation

Abstract Motivated by recent work with biologists, I will showcase some mathematical results on Turing instabilities in complex domains. This is scientifically related to understanding developmental tuning in a variety of settings such as mouse whiskers, human fingerprints, bat teeth, and more generally pattern formation on multiple scales and evolving domains. Some of these problems…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams,

The Mathematics of the Maya (and Other Stories)

Watch the recording below. In the United States, the second Monday of October is commonly referred to as "Columbus Day", a holiday meant to commemorate the "discovery" of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492. However, given the false and problematic nature of this narrative, many Americans in recent years have begun rebranding this holiday as…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams and streamed in E02, Monica Partridge Building,

Understanding Sensory Induced Hallucinations: From Neural Fields to Amplitude Equations

Explorations of visual hallucinations, and in particular those of Billock and Tsou , show that annular rings with a background flicker can induce visual hallucinations in humans that take the form of radial fan shapes. The well-known retino-cortical map tells us that the corresponding patterns of neural activity in the primary visual cortex for rings…

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Free
A17, Mathematical Sciences Building, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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Movie Night – Gifted

Join us for our next movie night, complete with free drinks and snacks! We'll show the film Gifted, which features seven-year-old Mary Adler with a remarkable mathematical talent. This is a good social activity and we promote joining the society before the movie and are available to talk to students afterwards about the Chapter and…

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Free
B1, Physics Building, University Park
Nottingh, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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Time to Write

The first SIAM&IMA Student Time to Write event where PGR students, especially those currently preparing for annual reviews, have the opportunity to write together. They will also be able to give and receive feedback on their written work. It will be a mix of Pomodoro technique sessions with optional peer feedback sessions, taking place via Gather Town. 

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via Gather Town,

Mathematicians at War

Abstract British mathematicians responded to the First World War in a variety of ways.  Some volunteered their mathematical skills for work at the Royal Aircraft Factory where they could experience the risky practice of flying, while others went to the National Physical Laboratory where, safely on the ground, they did experiments using wind tunnels.  Another…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams,

PGR Showcase Event: Part II

The SIAM&IMA Student Chapter is organising a virtual PGR Showcase Event, giving PGR students the opportunity to present their work and ask for input from other PGR students. The virtual event is split into two parts: the first part taking place on the 28th of May (13:00-14:25) and the second on the 4th of June (14:00-15:45). 

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via Microsoft Teams,

PGR Showcase Event: Part I

The SIAM&IMA Student Chapter is organising a virtual PGR Showcase Event, giving PGR students the opportunity to present their work and ask for input from other PGR students. The virtual event is split into two parts: the first part taking place on the 28th of May (13:00-14:25) and the second on the 4th of June (14:00-15:45). 

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via Microsoft Teams,

Convergence Properties of Dynamical Energy Analysis — A Ray-based Method Using Transfer Operators

Describing the distribution of vibrational energy in real world applications is challenging, especially in the mid-to-high frequency regime. A very promising way is using densities of rays and creating a transfer operator T by a method called Dynamical Energy Analysis. This has been used in a range of real-world scenarios ranging from gear boxes over…

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via Microsoft Teams,

Multiscale and Multiphase Models of Tissue Growth, Remodelling and Mechanics

Understanding biological tissue growth and mechanics is of fundamental importance to a wide range of diseases and biomedical applications. In this talk I will attempt to summarise (too briefly, probably) an optimistically large set of continuum-mechanical modelling approaches and experimental investigations that aim to shed light on some of these processes in the context of…

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via Microsoft Teams,

Modeling sea-ice for climate research and short-term forcasting

Abstract The CICE sea ice model is used extensively by climate and Earth system research groups, and also by operational centers for applications such as numerical weather prediction and guidance for military operations.  This presentation introduces the physics represented by large-scale sea-ice models, discusses some of the challenges in applying sea-ice modeling tools developed for…

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Free
via Microsoft Teams,

Multiscale Approaches for Heart Perfusion

Microcirculation and perfusion exemplify the mesoscale in physiological systems, bridging larger and smaller scale phenomena. Multiscale mathematical models represent a valuable tool to investigate and understand such phenomena, where a brute force computational approach is not viable yet. For microcirculation accurate models must comprise both interstitial and vascular compartments, along with their complex morphology. Transport…

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via Microsoft Teams,

Stochastic Modelling for Weather and Climate Prediction

Atmospheric models used for weather and climate prediction are traditionally formulated in a deterministic manner. In other words, given a particular state of the resolved scale variables, the most likely forcing from the sub-grid scale motion is estimated and used to predict the evolution of the large-scale flow. However, the lack of scale-separation in the…

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via Microsoft Teams,

PGR Showcase Virtual Conference

event where PGRs will showcase their work by giving short online talks as practise for upcoming virtual conferences or second year talks. 5 talks (20-25 minute) in total. Committee provided some feedback on the talks (in case presenters wanted to have some feedback).

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via Microsoft Teams,

Movie Night – The Imitation Game

We held a movie night with free drinks and snacks. We showed the film The Imitation Game, we always choose a movie that is mathematical. This is a good social activity and we promote joining the society before the movie and are available to talk to students afterwards about the Chapter and the joining process.

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B60, Keighton Auditorium,

Movie Night – The Man Who Knew Infinity

We held a movie night with free drinks and snacks that were left from the previous movie night. We showed the film The Man Who Knew Infinity, we always choose a movie that is mathematical. This is a good social activity and we promote joining the society before the movie and are available to talk…

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B60, Keighton Auditorium,

Movie Night – Hidden Figures

We held a movie night on Tuesday 18th June. Refreshments were provided before the film. We showed Hidden Figures, the incredible story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race.  This was a members only event that was…

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B60, Keighton Auditorium,

Recruitment Event

We held a recruitment event on Tuesday 4th June. This involved a short introduction about SIAM, IMA and the work the chapter was doing, current PhD students gave a 3-5minute overview of their work, the opportunity to sign up to SIAM and refreshments.  This was a really good opportunity for students to find out about the variety of research…

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B60, Keighton Auditorium,
Engineering and Science Learning Centre,
C27, Physics Building,
B60, Keighton Auditorium,