LMS MA ATM Branch

The Liverpool Mathematical Society was founded in 1899 and has been affiliated to The Mathematical Association since 1929.

We run a number of events, ranging from professional development activities for teachers in both the Primary and Secondary school sector, through to student competitions involving a Sixth-form Quiz and Mathematical Challenges. We also organise a series of (free) popular mathematics lectures aimed at both teachers and students alike. Some events involve a small fee.

Programme

Events are listed below but the branch website will have comprehensive details of the current programme.

The venues for these meetings are usually split between the University of Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Hope University College.

Contacts

Ian Jarman
David Pountney

Liverpool Branch Past Events

Events

Computing the Future

11 October 2018

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Computing the Future

Presenter: Richard Pinch (formerly Strategic Advisor, Mathematics and Security Research at GCHQ)

Date:  Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Time:  5.30pm – 6.30pm

Summary: New ways of computing, not based on the further micro-miniaturisation of silicon circuits, are emerging as practical realities. The arrival of quantum computing is now a practical consideration for large companies and national and international bodies; and looking a little further ahead, data storage and processing based on the biological properties of DNA have been demonstrated in the laboratory.

Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board. Mathematics -- old, new and as yet unknown -- will be the key to developing and exploiting these new technologies.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Branch Contact email:   Peter Giblin

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.


Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

13 December 2018

Liverpool Branch

CHRISTMAS LECTURE - sponsored by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

Title:  Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

Presenter: James Grime, University of Cambridge.

Date:  Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Time:  2pm

Summary:  For as long as we have had secrets we have had secret messages. We present a look at the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking - from ancient Greece to the present day - including a demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James now runs The Enigma Project and travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also a presenter of the YouTube channel numberphile.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  tbc


Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

13 February 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

Presenter: Corina Constantinescu, University of Liverpool.

Date:  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

Time:   5pm

Summary:  Pricing car insurance is a complex mathematical problem. It accounts for the likelihood of having a future accident/claim. Many factors could describe this likelihood, one of them being the age and another one the gender of the driver. What do you think could happen in Saudi Arabia where women were recently allowed to drive, and all of a sudden the drivers’ population will have women of all ages as new drivers? Should we expect more accidents? Or fewer? More severe, or less severe? Should the insurance companies charge women more than men? Let's try to answer these together.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.