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Faculty of Mathematics


Maths Open Day at the Cambridge Science Festival 

Saturday 25 March 2017, 12 noon - 4pm

From Isaac Newton onwards, Cambridge has been associated with some of the most famous mathematicians in history. Modern mathematicians and theoretical physicists work on everything from the Big Bang to number theory, from geometry to the mathematics of information or understanding how disease epidemics spread.

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).

More information about the mathematics events planned for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival can be found in the Cambridge Science Festival programme and the MMP outreach events listing page at For advance notifications of future public events, you can also join the MMP events e-mailing list or follow the MMP on Twitter.