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.

Upcoming seminars

Speaker: Tom O'Neill
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 7 November 2019
Venue: 02 AC 01
Title: Mathematics of the atmosphere on a large scale
Abstract: Being able to accurately predict the weather is both important and mathematically challenging due to the amount of forces and effects present in the atmosphere. There are a variety of approximations used for different scales; from local weather systems to hurricanes. The purpose of this talk will be to give a flavour of the thought processes behind such approximations, and how they are applied to so-called "large scale atmospheric flows". From Euler's equations for fluid motion, we derive the Semigeostrophic (SG) equations, a model predominantly used to describe the formation and movement of weather fronts. We will then explain how the SG Equations are used by the Met Office and discuss why we, as mathematicians, find them interesting in terms of trying to perform analysis on them.

Past seminars

Speaker: Jane Lyle (University of Surrey)
Time and date: 1pm - 2pm on 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)
Time and date: 1pm - 2pm on 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)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on 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