Learn about mathematics in the real world at New Scientist Live 2017

Posted on: 17/08/2017

KTN will be taking part in New Scientist Live on on 28 September – 1 October in London to highlight the importance of mathematics in industry.

The importance of mathematics cannot be overstated. Human understanding of numbers, logic, structure, patterns, space and change underpins almost every aspect of our progress as a species. Without maths there would be no computers, no buildings, no trade. In the words of Galileo, the universe “is written in mathematical language”.

These are just some of the reasons why KTN and Mathematics in the Real World will be attending New Scientist Live on 28 September – 1 October at ExCeL in London. We are a group of societies, networks and research institutes that help nurture and promote maths, from the classroom to the lecture hall to the marketplace, throughout the UK. We’re passionate about mathematics, and want to help spread that enthusiasm to the greatest audience possible. Our membership includes the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences [INI], the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences [ICMS], the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications [IMA], the Knowledge Transfer Network [KTN], the Operational Research Society [OR Society], and the Turing Gateway to Mathematics [TGM].

KTN will be there to highlight the importance of mathematics in industry bringing examples of this and partners who use their mathematical knowledge in exciting applications in real life. You can find us in the Technology Zone on stand number 1540.

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Whether it’s through demonstrating the fun of 3D cube puzzles, explaining the algorithms that underlie the 21st century stock markets, discussing whether a random number generator can ever be “true” or helping identify ways in which pure mathematics can be best married up with industry, our teams will be present and eager to help throughout the show.

One of the UK’s core strengths is its consistent and historically robust output in the mathematical sciences – a resource that can be utilised to underpin the future growth of the country. Maths makes things work. Maths solves problems. We are here to make this expertise easier for the world to harness, and to make its application as effective as possible wherever it’s used.

To find out more about the show and to buy tickets, click here.

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