What’s the Use of Maths Anyway? – Adrian Rice

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Date(s) – 16/12/2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Boardroom C219


Professor Adrian Rice (Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, U.S.A)

Mathematics often has the reputation of being hard, abstract and of no use in the real world. Even today, most people only associate maths with school! Β But, as we all know, mathematics is a frontier area of scientific research, a central force in the growth of technology, and a major influence on human culture and civilisation. The challenge is getting this message across. In this talk, I will give a few examples of mathematical topics that seemed β€œuseless” for hundreds of years, but which suddenly became essential to the practice of science, and thus, by extension, to the way we live our everyday lives.

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