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TMS Garden Party 2018

TMS Garden Party 2018

As your series of exams draws to an end,
It’s time to celebrate with all your TMS friends.
With strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and brown bread ice cream,
Join us for our Garden Party on the Fellows’ Bowling Green.

TMS Garden Party

Date: Saturday 9th June, 1pm to 3pm
Location: Trinity College Fellows’ Bowling Green (or the Wren cloisters if wet)

The entrance to the bowling green is next to the clock tower in Great Court. There will also be Pimm’s and some other light refreshments.

We hope to see lots of you there!

Best wishes,
Michael Ng
TMS Secretary

Annual Cricket Match

Annual Cricket Match

The TMS annual cricket match against the Adams’ Society (St John’s mathematical society) will be taking place next on the 15th June at 1pm on the Trinity Old Fields.

Drinks and snacks will be provided and all are welcome to attend!

If you are interested in playing, please email Peter Andreev on pa406@cam.ac.uk .

Prof Colm-Cille Caulfield – The Mathematics of Spin

Prof Colm-Cille Caulfield – The Mathematics of Spin

Tonight’s talk will be given by Professor Colm-Cille Caulfield

Talk
Speaker: Prof Colm-Cille Caulfield
Title: The Mathematics of Spin
Abstract: Dynamical systems where there is significant rotation or “spin” are (perhaps) surprisingly common. In this talk, I will discuss the fascinating, and often deeply counter-intuitive, mathematics and physics underlying several examples of interest, including fidget spinners, sport balls, hurricanes and, of course, cocktails.

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 5 March in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.

Symposium 2018

Symposium 2018

This year’s Trinity Mathematical Society Symposium is running from 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday 26nd February. We have talks by fellows and PhD students, ranging across all areas of mathematical research. The event is free and open to all; no particular specialist knowledge is assumed. There is no need to stay for the whole day – just drop in on talks you find interesting. Click on the speakers/titles in order to view abstracts.

The program is:


BRUNCH



TEA/BREAK


19:45 –                Annual Dinner

Dr Tim Griffin – Adventures in Algebraic Path Problems

Dr Tim Griffin – Adventures in Algebraic Path Problems

Tonight’s talk will be given by Dr Tim Griffin

Talk
Speaker: Dr Tim Griffin
Title: Adventures in Algebraic Path Problems
The classic problem of finding shortest paths in a directed graph can be generalised to finding paths taking path weights in a large class of semirings. This approach has been developed over the last fifty years, with many interesting applications. However, if we try to model some existing Internet routing protocols using semirings we see that the distributivity law [a(b +c) = ab + ac] is often violated. Since distributivity is vital in semiring theory, we are forced to explore what, if anything, can be accomplished with such “impoverished” algebraic structures.

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 19 February in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.

Dr Holly Krieger – A Tour of the Mandelbrot Set

Dr Holly Krieger – A Tour of the Mandelbrot Set

Tonight’s talk will be given by Dr Holly Krieger

Talk
Speaker: Dr Holly Krieger
Title: A Tour of the Mandelbrot Set
The Mandelbrot set is a famous image, but its mathematical content is much less widely known. We’ll take a mathematical walk around the Mandelbrot set, visiting the minibrots and the Feigenbaum point. We’ll stop at the rabbit, corabbit, and airplane, and answer the question: what happens when you twist the ears of the rabbit? We’ll find the freshman sum and the Fibonacci sequence. Finally, we’ll provide one answer to the question every mathematician wonders when they first meet the Mandelbrot set: why do we care about this pretty picture?

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 5 February in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh – From Flatland to Our Land

Dr Emily Shuckburgh – From Flatland to Our Land

Tonight’s talk will be given by Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Talk
Speaker: Dr Emily Shuckburgh
Title: From Flatland to Our Land – A Mathematician’s Journey through our Changing Planet
Mathematics is central to our understanding of the world around us. We live in a vast dynamical system, the many dimensions of which can be interrogated with mathematical tools. In this talk I will consider our changing climate. I will describe the scientific evidence that tells us how and why our climate is changing, and what the future may hold. In this journey I will pause at various waypoints to describe in more detail some of the insight different branches of mathematics are providing. Diverse examples will include applying ideas from dynamical systems research to create novel strategies for measuring the ocean mixing processes that are critical to the flow of heat and carbon through the Earth system, through to employing statistical learning techniques to improve future predictions of Arctic sea ice, currently in perilous decline. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Responding to the challenge requires robust scientific evidence to inform policies. Opportunities for mathematicians to contribute to this important issue abound.

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 20 November in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.

TMS Film Night

TMS Film Night

Unfortunately, Professor Colm-Cille Caulfield can no longer make it tonight, so instead the TMS will be hosting a film night. We will be screening ‘Hidden Figures’, a 2016 biographical drama about black female mathematicians working for NASA during the Space Race.

The film will begin at 8:00PM on Monday 13 November in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre.

Dr Jason Miller – Random Trees

Dr Jason Miller – Random Trees

Tonight’s talk will be given by Dr Jason Miller

Talk
Speaker: Dr Jason Miller
Title: Random Trees
A tree is a graph without any cycles. Since there are only a finite number of trees with n vertices, one can imagine picking such a tree at random just like one can pick a card from a deck at random. It turns out that random trees have many applications and are ubiquitous in modern probability theory. In this talk, I will describe some of the basics of random trees and how they are related to some very exciting recent mathematical developments.

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 6 November in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.