Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2014
- Saturday 15 February 2014, 09:00 to 17:00
- Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey
- Open to:
- Public, Students
- Professor Luis Fernando Alday
- Admission price:
- Admission information:
- Please click on the link below to register for this event.
Lunch and various coffee breaks will be provided.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the University of Surrey are proud to present Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today, an undergraduate mathematics conference supported by the IMA.
Special thanks go to Noel-Ann Bradshaw (University of Greenwich, initiator of the conference series) for her assistance and help with the organisation, and to Adam Sebestyen who designed the initial TMT logo.
Registration for this event is now closed.
The programme for the day is now available (PDF, 0.9 MB), and the abstracts for the talks are also available (PDF, 146 KB)
Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2014Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2014
The Department of Mathematics of the University of Surrey, in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), is very pleased to announce the third Undergraduate Mathematics Conference "Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today" (TMT), which will be held on Saturday 15th of February 2014 at the University of Surrey in Guildford. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Luis Fernando Alday (Oxford-Mathematics), winner of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013), a London Mathematical Society Whitehead prize (2013) and an MPLS Teaching Award (2013).
This will be a wonderful day which will give all participants the opportunity to learn about a wide range of Mathematics and have exciting exchanges of ideas. The aim is to expose undergraduate mathematicians to a real-life conference experience, to give them the opportunity to present the results of research projects they have undertaken, and to obtain feedback from, and have stimulating discussions with, their peers. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their presentation skills, and to share with their colleagues their enthusiasm for Mathematics. The first two editions, hosted by the University of Greenwich in 2010 and 2013, have been a remarkable success.
The conference is aimed at all middle and final year undergraduates, either intending to stay in academia or planning to go into the workplace. All participants will benefit enormously from taking part to the event, by gaining valuable experience of conference submission, presentation skills, nationwide communication and networking. This will significantly enhance their CVs and career prospects. Speakers will gain additional evidence of their professional skills. All delegates will be able to enjoy fascinating talks about a wide variety of areas in Mathematics, which will make it an unforgettable and inspiring meeting.
Registration and call for abstracts
The registration will be open on September 1st, 2013 and continue until December 31st.
The call for abstracts will be issued on October 1st, 2013. Submissions will be accepted for talks and/or posters based on any research project and/or activity the student might have performed. Each applicant should indicate whether they would like to give a talk, present a poster, or either choice (or even both). Due to the limited number of time-slots available for the presentations, the organisers might need to contact those applicants who applied for speaking and ask them whether they would like to present a poster instead.
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GCHQ Contribution Award
GCHQ will continue the sponsorship of a £300 award for best contribution. The criteria are as follows:
- Evidence of an excellent understanding of the mathematics involved in the problem proposed.
- Evidence of collaboration and team work either with your peers, with your tutors or with outside contacts.
- An understanding of current research in the area examined and an indication of further research that could be undertaken.
- An innovative approach to a standard problem.
All applications will be considered for the award, the best submissions will be shortlisted and the presentations will be judged on the day. Short-listed candidates will be notified in advance of the conference. The communication skills, style and delivery of the presentation will be a deciding factor in the outcome.
The short-listed talks were the seven talks taking place in the Griffiths Theatre. The winner of the best paper award was announced to be Muhammad Syafiq Johar (Imperial College London) with the talk "Rational Tangles and the Euclidean Algorithm".
Travelling to the University
There are a number of hotels in the Guildford area. Before you arrive, make sure you know how best to arrange travel to the University.
Unfortunately we will not be able to reimburse travel or accommodation.