What’s the Point: Why Maths Really Matters

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‘What’s the point: why maths really matters’ is presentation from the Royal Institution Lectures taking place on 15th December from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Why Maths Really Matters

All around the world children, and even some adults, ask the question: ‘What is the point of mathematics?’. The field of mathematical modelling not only helps answer this question, it can help quench the human thirst for knowledge.

In this talk, join Chartered Mathematician Nira Chamberlain as he shares the serious, and fun, applications of mathematical modelling.

From the edge of our solar system to battling an artificial intelligence takeover, we will see the point of mathematics after all.

Booking details here

This event is free, but the RI welcomes donations via the website.

Interested in Mathematics? Check out courses around Ireland.

Dr Nira Chamberlain is President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and was the Winner of the Big Internet Math Off title – World’s Most Interesting Mathematician.

Nira has over 25 years of experience at writing mathematical models/simulation algorithms that solve complex industrial problems. Nira developed mathematical solutions within industries such as the defence, aerospace, automotive and energy sectors. This has included periods in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel. During his career he has chaired and organized a mini-symposium at an international mathematical modelling conference.

Nira was the highest new entrant in the 2018 PowerList in at Number 5 and holds the title as the 5th Most Influential Black Person in the UK. This is the first time a mathematician has made into the Top 100 Britain’s most influential people of African and African-Caribbean Heritage. He also made the list in 2019.

Gemma Creagh

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