Big Bang 2019

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Date(s) – 03/07/2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Westminster Kingsway College


The maths team took part in The Big Bang London Bringing Science and Engineering to life for 2500 young people.


We brought our Tangible Travelling Salesman activity:

Explore algorithmic complexity with this classic organisational problem, and learn how computers only give us the right answers if we ask the right questions!

and our Chladni Plate:

Make striking mathematical patterns using nothing but vibration.

Can you answer Napoleon’s challenge and describe the perplexing variety of patterns mathematically? Who was Sophie Germain and why did the French Court ignore her?

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