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Visiting Fellow to present event on why maths matters with the Royal Institution

Tomorrow (15 December), Loughborough University Visiting Fellow Dr Nira Chamberlain will be presenting an online event entitled What’s the point: Why maths really matters.

Taking place from 7pm-8.30pm and hosted by the Royal Institution, Dr Chamberlain will share both the serious and the fun applications of mathematical modelling. He will discuss the importance of mathematics for many areas, including the study of our solar systems and how it can avoid an artificial intelligence takeover.

The event is free to sign up to, although a suggested donation has been published on the dedicated webpage.

Dr Chamberlain is an alumnus of the University, graduating with a master’s in Industrial Mathematical Modelling in 1993.

He has previously been recognised by the Science Council as one of the top 100 scientists in the UK, and has also been named for the last four years on the Black Powerlist.

More recently, he was named President of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications for 2020-21, following in the footsteps of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Linton.