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Maths in and out of the Zoo Prof. Chris Budd

Leading mathematician and popular maths presenter will give this special presentation for transition year and senior cycle students
  • Audience: Teachers - Secondary
  • Display: Front-page
  • Location: Dublin
  • Audience: Secondary Students - 5th / 6th Year
  • Audience: Secondary Students - Transition Year
When Oct 21, 2011
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where RDS Dublin
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Two Preformances: 12pm and 2 pm

Is maths a tame animal, confined to the classroom or university, or is it a wild animal, free to roam in the jungles of the worlds problems. My talk will try to answer this question by taking maths on a tour around the zoo. We will discover the maths of fish, penguins and many other exotic creatures. Maths will be used to peer inside the brain of a bee and also to soar with the starlings. I will even show you how maths can help at the gift shop and at the turnstiles to get in. There will be a mix of maths on show. Bring your imagination!

About the Speaker: Chris Budd is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at University of Bath and also holds the Chair of Mathematics at the Royal Institution. A leading mathematician with over 100 peer-reviewed papers, Professor Budd is also a leading figure in promoting public understanding of mathematics and is in demand around the world as an engaging speaker. Chris Budd was born in 1960, and graduated top of his class at Cambridge (MA degree in Mathematics) he did a PhD at Oxford University and has won several prestigious awards for his mathematical work and for his maths outreach work. He is currently the Director of the Bath Institute for Complex Systems and has been the Director of the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics since 2000. More information about Chris can be found at this website:

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