Date: 
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 10:00am to 3:15pm

A free enrichment day for Year 12 students taking A-level Mathematics, designed to inspire, broaden horizons and develop mathematical thinking. The day is highly interactive and will include a mix of lectures and small-group workshops led by members of the University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty.

The keynote lectures are given by Professor Imre Leader (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics) and Professor David Tong (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics). Each student participant will also take part in two different small group interactive workshops led by staff from NRICH and the Cambridge Mathematics Education Project, assisted by PhD and undergraduate students from the Mathematics Faculty.

Outline Programme - view or download a pdf version of the outline programme:

10.00am Arrival and registration
10.30 Lecture: Professor Imre Leader, 'Order in Disorder'

Can we always find some order in a large amount of disorder? For example, suppose we have six people at a party, with any two being either friends or strangers -- but we have no idea of the various patterns of friendship. Can we always find among them three people who are mutual friends or mutual strangers?

11.20 Break
11.30 Small group interactive workshops
12.30 Lunch (please note participants must bring a packed lunch)
1.15 Small group interactive workshops
2.20 Lecture: Professor David Tong, 'Einstein, Relativity and Gravity Waves'

This talk will describe Einstein’s theory of relativity, and examine what it has to do with the recent potential discovery of gravity waves during the Big Bang.

3.15 End and depart


How to book

The event is free, but places are limited and early booking is strongly advised: book via the online registration form.

**Please note that this event is now FULLY BOOKED** - however, you can still register on the waiting list via the online booking form to be notified if any places become available (e.g. through a group cancelling a booking).

Maximum 15 students per school/college, plus accompanying teachers (all student groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher). Please note that this event is only open to Year 12 students studying A-level Mathematics: it is not suitable for younger students.

Level additional information: 
Year 12 students taking A-level Mathematics. School bookings only.