A New World…Out of Nothing

You are cordially invited to the workshop

A New World… Out of Nothing

(16th November 2016, University of Warwick, 1pm – 6pm)

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A group of experts will guide our journey:

Prof Jeremy Gray (University of Warwick and Open University), Historian of Mathematics

Dr Mairi Walker (University of Edinburgh), Mathematics Engagement Officer

Prof Robert Lambourne (Open University), Professor of Educational Physics

Prof Hugo Parlier (University of Fribourg), researcher in Geometry and Topology and co-creator of Mathema

This interactive, interdisciplinary workshop will tell the story of how a Non-Euclidean Geometry was discovered in the 19th century and how this breakthrough has influenced work in the arts, literature and fiction, and is the basis of some fundamental discoveries in physics, such as relativity.  There will also be a panel discussion about how to communicate science to non-experts.

The workshop is open to everybody, and is ideal for anybody who wants to learn complex concepts in an informal fun way. No prior knowledge of mathematics is required.

The event is organised by Dr Francesca Iezzi – a mathematician who works on an interdisciplinary project at the Warwick Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning and is passionate not only about algebraic geometry, but also about communicating mathematics to non-mathematicians.

Registration is free but required.  Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information and to register visit:

www.warwick.ac.uk/iatl/new_world


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