Mathscon is a series of science events, consisting of a conference and a networking social. It is directed at undergraduates, young researchers and science lovers in general. Each event aims to expose the public to a broad range of aspects and applications that make Mathematics so beautiful.
Passionate about both Mathematics and TED talks? You’ll find nothing cooler than our Mathscon Keynotes given by stars in their fields.
Listen to experts’ opinions about key questions that have troubled scientist for centuries.
What better way is there to celebrate Mathematics than to have fun with some of its cool applications?
Socialising with people with a common interest is a key to success, whether you want to go into professional life or academia.
Blackett Laboratory is the home of Imperial College’s Department of Physics in South Kensington. It is in its iconic Lecture Theatre that we will hold our keynotes and panel discussions. The building has high historical significance in the world of theoretical physics. Indeed, it is the site of Mohammed Abdus Salam’s work on the unification of the weak and electromagnetic forces, as well as Professor Tom Kibble’s work which defined the mechanism by which gauge bosons acquire mass via the Higgs field. Expect some great questions and interesting answers!
After the conference there will be a chance to socialize and chat with fellow students, professors and corporate representatives in our partnered venue. This beautiful 5-star hotel is perfectly located in London’s Downtown District neighbourhood, within a 10-minute walk of Tower of London, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Following our main programme, we will gather here for an unforgettable social networking event. Around drinks and canapés, you will be able to exchange ideas, meet inspiring people and build new friendships.
|08:45 - 09:45||Registration||Blackett Foyer|
|09:45 - 10:00||Official opening of the summit||Blackett LT1|
|10:00 - 10:40||Keynote Speech: Conrad Wolfram, co-founder of Wolfram Research||Blackett LT1|
|10:40 - 11:30||Panel Discussion: was mathematics discovered or invented?||Blackett LT1|
|11:30 - 12:00||Catered Coffee Break||Blackett Hall|
|12:00 - 12:40||Keynote Speech: Rob Eastaway, popular mathematics author||Blackett LT1|
|12:40 - 13:30||Panel Discussion: how to make people appreciate mathematics?||Blackett LT1|
|13:30 - 15:00||Catered Lunch Break||Blackett Hall|
|14:00 - 15:00||Workshops: Chess, Game Theory, Poker, Rubik's Cube and Career||Blackett Rooms|
|15:00 - 15:30||Keynote Speech: Nikki Gupta, co-founder of Markit Education||Blackett LT1|
|15:30 - 16:30||Panel Discussion: will machines ever out-think us?||Blackett LT1|
|16:30 - 17:00||Catered Coffee Break||Blackett Hall|
|17:00 - 17:45||Keynote Speech: Martin Hairer, 2014 fields medalist and Regius Professor at the University of Warwick||Blackett LT1|
|17:45 - 18:00||Closing Remarks||Blackett LT1|
|20:00 - 00:00||Networking Social||Grange City Hotel|