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Institute of Advanced Studies to co-host first workshop under ‘Geometry’ theme

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), in collaboration with the Centre for Geometry and Applications, is running a workshop on ‘Applied and Computational Geometry’ which will be the first event held under the theme of Geometry.

The event will take place in the School of Science and run from 12 – 14 September.

The event aims to explore the connections between Geometry and its applications in Modelling, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing and will feature renowned international scientists.

The IAS is delighted to welcome three visiting fellows to the event:

  • Dr Oliver Barrowclough (SINTEF Digital, Oslo) who will explain the applications of spline geometry in 3D printing;
  • Dr Laurent Busé (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Nice) who will provide a lecture about Bézier curves and surfaces in CAD; and
  • Dr Carlotta Giannelli (University of Florence) who will explore applications of rational moving frames in CAD.

A number of other academic scholars and researchers from the industry will also be attending the event to give talks. These include Dr Manuel Cresciani from Loughborough University, Dr Heidi Dahl (Sintef, Oslo), Dr Ioannis Ivrissimtzis (Durham University), Clemens Laroche (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Professor Glen Mullineux (University of Bath), Dr Malcolm Sabin (Numerical Geometry Lt) and Nelly Villamizar (Swansea University).

Geometry is one of the Institute’s semester themes and is led by Dr Hamid Ahmadinezhad, Lecturer in Mathematics, who is based in the University’s Mathematical Sciences department.

The theme will focus on geometry as a central pillar of modern science, with applications ranging from within mathematics and theoretical science to geometric design and security.

The Applied and Computational Geometry event is open to all and is free to attend. Those who are interested in attending can find out more about the programme here.

Professor Marsha Meskimmon, Director of the IAS said: “We are delighted to mark the start of the Geometry theme under Dr Ahmadinezhad’s leadership and to welcome our visitors to campus for this exciting event.

“The theme will bring leading researchers from a number of disciplines to Loughborough over the next academic year and we hope that colleagues across the University will become involved with the events.”

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) aims to promote an outstanding, interdisciplinary research environment at Loughborough University by supporting collaborations with leading international scholars from other institutions. Find out more about the Institute by visiting the dedicated webpages