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MWUK Special Appeal

A benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has promised to donate £125000 to MathsWorldUK, provided we can match fund this pound-for-pound within a year of this donation. We need to raise at least a further £125000 within the coming year to match this offer. The money raised will be used to kick-start a touring exhibition devoted entirely to mathematics and to applications of mathematics. We anticipate the overall research, development and construction of the exhibition will eventually cost upwards of £700000. We hope that it will be possible to get the exhibition up and running by the end of 2021, but this will depend on the generosity of all those willing to donate to this appeal. We appeal to individuals, industrial and commercial organizations, philanthropic foundations, and other interested parties to make donations for this development.

MWUK Newsletter #3

Our third newsletter is now available to view and download right here!

Seeking a Chief Executive Officer

This position is no longer available. We are looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and support MATHSWORLDUK in working towards our ultimate mission of establishing in the UK the first National Mathematics Discovery Centre – an interactive museum space devoted solely to Mathematics and its applications. We are involved in a range of activities with outcomes related to this objective, including starting to plan a Touring Exhibition devoted to Mathematics. The CEO will be a key member of the management group, reporting to a Chairman of the Executive Committee. Primary responsibilities will be to actively lead the overall ...

Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS as Institute Director. Professor Smith, currently Vice Chancellor at the University of London, will take up his new role in autumn this year, succeeding Professor Sir Alan Wilson. Adrian Smith was previously Director General of Knowledge and Innovation in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (now BEIS). Prior to this he was Principal of Queen Mary University of London after holding a number of posts at Imperial College, London, including Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Mathematics. Professor Smith has worked with the UK Higher Education ...

Mathematics’ Biggest Prize

Three top University of California at San Diego scientists were awarded the world’s richest science prize, established five years ago by a team including the founders of Google and Facebook. Out of the seven $3 million Breakthrough Prize awards for 2018, San Diego scientists won two, with a third shared equally with a collaborator. The award is worth about twice the value of the Nobel Prize. Plant scientist Joanne Chory of the Salk Institute won an award for her work in life sciences. And Biomedical researcher Don W. Cleveland of University of California San Diego also won in life sciences. Mathematician Professor James McKernan FRS ...

Maths Miniatures 2017

A short film competition for schools and colleges across the UK Following the success of the MATRIX schools competition, MathsWorldUK have collaborated to run Maths Miniatures, a short film competition organised jointly by MathsWorldUK, UKMT, University of Leeds, and IMO2019 Ltd. Mathematics is of fundamental importance to our society and its citizens but it also holds a lot of surprises, some of which are counter-intuitive. It’s also important that people learn to communicate mathematical thinking well. This competition was a way for students to work as a team and develop these skills! The judging panel consisted of members from the four ...

MWUK Newsletter #2

Our second newsletter is now available to view and download right here! A quick correction: the newsletter refers to crowdfunding for the Ring-of-Fire exhibit, but in the last few days a kind donor has offered to pay for this in full, so we have switched the crowdfunding project to the upcoming Pendulum Wave exhibit! You can read more about this exhibit here.

MATRIX Conference Report by Richard Elwes

The MATRIX Conference (“Mathematics Awareness, Training, Resource, & Information Exchange”) was hosted over 1-3rd September at University of Leeds, co-organised by the University’s School of Mathematics, the charity MATHSWORLDUK, and New York’s MoMath (the National Museum of Mathematics). The meeting represented a remarkable gathering of more than a hundred top maths communicators from the UK, Europe, and around the world. It featured a line-up of thirty short talks, plus two public lectures. An impressive accompanying exhibition filled a large hall in The Edge. Participants included well-known authors and broadcasters such as Simon Singh, ...

April Update

In collaboration with the National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) in New York and the University of Leeds, MATHSWORLDUK are hosting the MATRIX conference September 1st-3rd, 2016 in Leeds. A MATHSWORLDUK team of six helpers participated in a very successful Science Fair at Leeds City Museum on Saturday April 2nd and had close to 900 visitors, mainly families. The exhibits included constructing Platonic solids, a Maths in Medicine Quiz, and the Tautochrone. Members of the Executive have continued to build contacts both in Yorkshire and in London, as well as with museums and science centres around the UK. We have had three recent meetings with ...

November Update

Public Engagement In September 2015, MATHSWORLDuk participated in the Bradford Science Festival, on the Saturday in the City Centre and on the Sunday in the University. By invitation and in association with the London Mathematical Society we also took part in the Bloomsbury Festival in October 2015, this time on the Saturday in Senate House and on Sunday in Brunswick Square. We had on display the Parabolic Bounces and the Tautochrone exhibits, as well as the platonic solids, used to model viruses, with their nets and a maths in medicine quiz. Once again, visitors of all ages and backgrounds showed great interest in the mathematics on display. ...