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Faculty of Mathematics


Friday 22 March 2019, 6pm- 8pm

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge CB3 0WA

Fluid mechanics in Cambridge historically has a strong profile with mathematics at its core. When DAMTP first built an experimental laboratory (with an initial focus on fluid mechanics) in 1964 it was the only laboratory within a mathematics department. While a few others have followed this innovation, none have the scale or influence of what has grown out of the basement in the Old Press Site.

The present day laboratory boasts 820 square metres of purpose-built laboratory space hidden beneath the Centre for Mathematical Sciences site. The GK Batchelor Laboratory is first and foremost a research facility, inspiring and testing mathematical modelling of processes from the cellular to stellar scale.

Although the Laboratory's origins lie in geophysical fluid dynamics, today its reach also encompasses biological physics, flow chemistry, and the complexities of non-Newtonian fluids and granular materials. Teaching, education and public engagement continue to play an important role. The long standing laboratory demonstrations for Part III students are now complemented by a more focused course for Part II students. Summer schools, for both PhD students and postdocs, have been a regular feature of the calendar for nearly 30 years, and public open days even longer.

We would be delighted if you would join us for a very special open evening of this unique facility. We invite you to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences for drinks and the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the leading research taking place in the laboratory on Friday 22 March, 18.00-20.00.

To register your interest, please click on the link below to complete the very short form.

Register here

The Faculty of Mathematics is also participating in the Cambridge Science Festival, the annual celebration of science across the city, and will be hosting a public open day on Saturday 23 March to which families are very welcome. You can find out more about the Science Festival Maths Public Open Day here.