University Mathematicians Take Their Research to Parliament

Dr Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery and Dr Prashanth Nadukandi from the School of Mathematics presented their research to Parliament on Monday 12th March.

Dr Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery alongside her research poster. Credit: John Deehan Photography Ltd.
Dr Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery alongside her research poster. Credit: John Deehan Photography Ltd.

Dr Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery and Dr Prashanth Nadukandi from the School of Mathematics attended the Parliament to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 12th March.

The day was organised and hosted by MP Stephen Metcalfe, who seemed very interested in giving early career researchers an opportunity to discuss science with members of parliament. 

Prashanth’s poster on research about simulating fluid flows with matrix functions, and Elizabeth’s poster on research about modelling infectious diseases, was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind. Both were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament.

On presenting his research in Parliament, Prashanth said, “I think it is a fantastic opportunity to meet policy makers, engage them in conversations on the quality of mathematical research done in the UK and to renew their faith and support for science.” 

Elizabeth added, “I decided to take part in STEM for BRITAIN to showcase some of the research that has been achieved with investment from our Government's research councils. I am looking forward to demonstrating to those leading our country how important research in mathematics is; the mathematical models I work with are used to make policy decisions regarding our health care.” 

Learn more about STEM for BRITAIN here.

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