From Isaac Newton onwards, Cambridge has been associated with some of the most famous mathematicians in history. Modern mathematicians and theoretical physicists work on everything from the Big Bang to number theory, from geometry to modelling the shrinking of Arctic sea ice, exploring quantum information or understanding how disease epidemics spread.
Join volunteer staff and students from the Faculty of Mathematics to share the excitement of the subject through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations (featuring everything from custard to cosmology!) for visitors of all ages from 8 through to adult.
The Maths Public Open Day happens only once every two years and last took place in 2015. The event also offers a very rare opportunity to explore inside the fluids dynamics laboratory hidden beneath the lawn of one of the most beautiful modern buildings in Cambridge. Hands-on fluids activities and demos will explore some of the areas Cambridge applied mathematicians work on, ranging from bacteria to avalanches.
This event is part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival. No advance booking needed - drop in throughout the event (12 noon - 4pm).