MACSI Outreach Lecture - 15th October 2012
As part of Maths week, this year's outreach lecture, ‘ Juggling: theory and practice‘ was given by Dr Colin Wright. In the talk, the speaker demonstrates a selection of the patterns and skills of juggling while at the same time developing a simple mehtod of describing and annotating a class of juggling patterns. The talk was aimed at school children aged between 15 and 18 years of age, and took place in the University Concert Hall at the University of Limerick on Monday 15th October 2012
Problem Solving with Industry ESGI 87 24-29th June 2012
The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry - Ireland’s foremost applied mathematics group - hosted the 87th European Study Group (problem-solving workshop) with Industry, 24th-29th June. The Study Group was opened by Martin Hynes, Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation.
Problems were brought by six industry partners. (For more details please see http://www.macsi.ul.ie/esgi87/study_group87.php
100 academics (from PhD students to full professors) from over 10 different countries attended, The participating industry partners were from several different sectors: electronics, ICT, Food and drink, manufacturing, the environment, and pharmaceutics.
Photo: (from left to right) visiting researchers (Nadia Smith, Mark Curtis), MACSI Director Stephen O'Brien, and MACSI Postdocs (Davide Cellai, Vincent Cregan) working on the Rusal Aughinish granular flow project during ESGI 87.
Student Mathematical Modelling Workshop 20th - 22nd June 2012
Student Mathematical Modelling Workshop 20th – 22nd June 50 undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers from across Europe spent three days in MACSI working in teams on eight real-world challenges ranging from modelling the human kidney to how to accurately weigh fruit on a conveyor belt. The workshop was designed to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling, and as an introduction to problem-solving workshops with industry.
Photo: Postgraduate students hard at work during the student mathematical modelling workshop.
Mathematical Modelling Summer School 17th - 22nd June 2012
MACSI hosted the 6th residential Mathematical Modelling Summer School from 18th - 22nd June 2012. 50 secondary school students aged 16 to 18 years of age from many counties in Ireland took part. Students engaged in a number of activities during the week and were introduced to aspects of mathematics they were not familiar with. The week was a great success both for students and tutors.
MACSI ONE DAY GRADUATE COURSE 16th May 2012
One day Graduate Course will be held at the University of Limerick on the 16th May 2012
Course Title: Heat and mass transfer
Lecturer: Dr William Lee, MACSI, University of Limerick
Women in Mathematics Day: Ireland 24th April 2012
The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) and the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL), hosted the third Women in Mathematics Day in Ireland on the 24th of April. The day, sponsored by the UL Science and Engineering Faculty and Analog Devices, included presentations and posters by women active in mathematics and mathematics education teaching and research at a variety of career stages.
The keynote talks were:
Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice (UL), Maths & Me
Dr Therese Dooley (St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra), You made me like mathematics: a journey into the subject
Prof Orla Feely (UCD) Engineering Impact
Dr Rachel Quinlan (NUIG) We don't know all about elementary linear algebra
Forty mathematicians from around Ireland attended, and the feedback from the day was extremely positive.
Photo: (from left to right) WIMDI keynote speakers at the panel discussion, Dr Therese Dooley, Dr Rachel Quinlan, Prof Orla Feely and Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice
MACSI Colloquia March 2012
University of Limerick, Tuesday 13th March 2012. Speakers:
MACSI ONE DAY GRADUATE COURSE 21st February 2012
A one day Graduate Course was held at the University of Limerick on the 21st February 2012
Course Title: Weighing Fast Heavy Fruit
Lecturer: Prof. Mark McGuinness, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand