Mathematics, Reality and Science
Saturday 12 November 2016
Come along at 3:45 in Empty Shop to hear Calum Robson talk about the link between maths and physical concepts and how we can try to interpret our theories (which are in one sense just sets of equations) as having physical meaning, using a framework from Thomist/Scholastic philsophy.
Life in Low Dimensions
Saturday 26 November 2016
Will Rushworth, a PhD student in the Mathematics Department, will tell us about his research into low dimensional topology - the study of objects in dimensions 1 through 4 and how they fit inside each other. Come along at 3:45 PM in Emtpy Shop to find out more!
Map Colouring in the 21st Century
Saturday 18 February 2017
Dr. Barnaby Martin from the computer science department will be giving a brief history of a famous cartographic problem and use this as a vehicle to discuss one of the biggest open questions in mathematics today. Of course we will be meeting at 3:45 PM in Empty shop and no previous experience is necessary!
The Invisibility of Breathlessness – physiology, perception, politics
Saturday 25 February 2017
Prof. Jane Macnaughton will be giving an overview of the Life of Breath project, which is an indidisciplinary project exploring all aspects of breath. You can find out more on their website at https://lifeofbreath.org/about/!
As always we'll be meeting at 3:45 PM in Empty Shop.
How do messages from meteorites relate to the exploration of our Solar System?
Saturday 06 May 2017
Dr Amy Riches will be giving us a look into meteorites and how we explore the Solar System. Come along at 3:45 PM in Empty Shop HQ as always to find out more! Again, as always, this Cafe Sci event is completely free.