IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, 3-4 July 2014

A major activity to celebrate the IMA’s 50th anniversary will be the Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, to be hosted in the Alan Turing Building, School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. The event aims to bring together all elements of our broad community: academic mathematicians; mathematicians working in the corporate, industrial and business sectors; undergraduate and postgraduate students; teachers and lecturers; members of the general public with an interest in mathematics; school and college students and their families.

The IMA@50 Festival will look forward to the next fifty years with an emphasis on youth. It will be the first hands-on festival devoted to mathematics in the UK, to be held over two days on 3-4 July 2014. The venue has been chosen both for its excellent facilities and to celebrate the close links between the IMA and the University of Manchester.

The Festival will comprise interactive exhibitions (from schools, industry, universities and learned societies), popular and academic talks, maths busking, debates, competitions and discussions, all with a theme of the fun, excitement and amazing impact of mathematics on our world both now and in the future. The Festival will be free to attend, with something for everyone, from schools and families to celebrities and from academic mathematicians to industrialists.

Further information and registration details can be found on the event website.

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