The Era of Mathematics – Review Findings on Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences Published

A new report was launched recently at the House of Lords; the Era of Mathematics – an Independent Review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematics “We live in the era of mathematics. Its influence permeates economic and social activity and its influence and impact are profound. Yet its role is not well understood, we are not […]

Mathematical modelling of the Germasogeia aquifer

by Dr Katerina Kaouri, Dr Raka Mondal, Dr Sourav Mondal and Graham Benham    Water is a scarce, precious commodity in Cyprus and in the wider Mediterranean region. While seeking suitable challenges for the 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus (125th European Study Group with Industry), Dr Katerina Kaouri approached the Cyprus Water Development Department (WDD), […]

Mathematics for Industry Network – 2 years on

As the Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) prepared to launch their 3rd year of events we considered it timely to reflect back on our achievements. Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) was set up as a COST Action in May 2015. Our main objective is to facilitate more effective widespread application of mathematics to all industrial sectors, by […]

European Study Groups with Industry – what’s the point?

In January I attended my first industrial maths study group: focused on agri-food and co-hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation. Study groups are, usually, an intensive week of brainstorming and problem-solving by mathematicians and industry representatives. The agri-food study group was a condensed format over three days and […]

PhD opportunities – University of Bath

There are two opportunities for fully funded PhD research at the University of Bath, Department of Mathematics. Both PhDs will be in collaboration with Syngenta and will start in October 2017. “Modern statistical techniques for assessing and predicting herbicide performance” led by Vangelis Evangelou  “Mathematical modelling for safe, yet effective, pesticide development and usage” led by Jane Whitein collaboration […]

Bath’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation: model evolution

How can universities better release the potential that mathematics holds as an ‘underpinning technology’? How can we remove the common obstacles that hinder collaborations with external organisations? How do interdisciplinary projects and collaborations themselves benefit mathematics and statistics? These questions are particularly pertinent at the moment due to the review of knowledge exchange in the […]

Improving weather forecasting using mathematics

Weather affects all of us and we take a close interest in it; national and regional television news reports typically finish with a weather forecast watched by millions. Accurate weather forecasting has become essential in the transport, agricultural and energy sectors, and for managing the day-to-day operations of the emergency services. The challenge The Met […]

Talent spotting future tennis stars using statistics

Collaborating with the Lawn Tennis Association, Dr Sean Cumming and Dr Catherine Barnaby are developing new statistical methods which will help tennis coaches spot the young players who may have the greatest potential for success as an adult. Grouping young tennis players according to their physical maturity rather than their chronological age could help us […]

Liquid Crystals, Elastomers and Biological Applications Special Interest Group

It has been a successful year for the ECMI Special Interest Group on Liquid Crystals, headed by the University of Bath’s Apala Majumdar (Bath ECMI Representative) and the University of Strathclyde’s Nigel Mottram. Majumdar was awarded the London Mathematical Society Anne Bennett Prize in 2015 for “her outstanding contributions to the mathematics of liquid crystals […]

The Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET)

Bath IMI is delighted to host the MI-NET (Mathematics for Industry Network). Through Horizon 2020 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) funding 2015-2019, MI-NET supports a pan-European programme of activities to leverage existing industrial maths activity in Europe, increase the uptake of mathematics in industry, and support the next generation of industrial mathematicians. What we […]