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Faculty of Mathematics


25 March 2017, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Centre for Mathematical Sciences

You can read more about the Mathematics Faculty's event for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival in this feature.

The next Cambridge Science Festival will take place in March 2018.

Maths Open Day at the Cambridge Science Festival 

Saturday 25 March 2017, 12 noon - 4pm

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA

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. (In the intervening years the MMP organises hands-on family maths events.) Join us at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences to discover the wide range of mathematical ideas that are used, explored and investigated in the Maths Faculty, with hands-on activities and a chance to meet and chat to research staff and students.

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 demonstratons will explore some of the diverse areas Cambridge applied mathematicians work on, from investigating how micro-organisms swim to predicting avalanches.

This free event is part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival. No booking needed - drop in throughout the event (12 noon - 4pm).