Taste of Research undergraduate seminars

These seminars by PhD students are designed to introduce year 2, 3 and 4 mathematics students to a taste of mathematics doctoral research.

Seminar details

For further information, please contact the organiser Dan Hill.

Time: 12 noon to 1pm.

Upcoming seminars

Speaker: Josephine Solowiej-Wedderburn
Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Venue: Lecture Theatre L
Title: Sensing some resistance: A mechanical model of a cell
Abstract: Cells respond differently depending on mechanical cues in their environment. Understanding these differences is crucial for tissue engineering and to understand how the mechanical micro-environment may affect, for example, cancer growth and invasion. In this seminar, we will present a force-balance model for the contraction of a cell; draw on techniques learnt in undergraduate courses to solve it; and show that this solution offers an insight into how a cell might sense the mechanical properties of its environment.

Speaker: TBA
Date: Thursday 14 May 2020
Venue: TBA
Title: TBA

Past seminars

Speaker: Tom O'Neill
Date: Thursday 7 November 2019
Venue: 02 AC 01
Title: Mathematics of the atmosphere on a large scale

Speaker: Jane Lyle (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Venue: Teaching Block 10
Title: New information from old signals: A novel approach to the analysis of physiological waveform

Speaker: Dónal Harkin (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Venue: Teaching Block 10
Title: Bayesian statistics meets burrowing lugworms: Estimating bio-irrigation in ocean sediment

Speaker: Dan Hill (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Venue: Teaching Block 06
Title: Why is nature so unoriginal?

A full list of Undergraduate Mathematics seminar series at the University of Surrey is available at Department of Mathematics seminars.

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AA Building, floor 4
University of Surrey