Page added on March 15, 2013
The public are invited to enter the strange world of geometry as the University of Leicester hosts an interactive event demonstrating the magnificent visual displays that can be created from everyday household objects.
On Friday 15 March the University will be giving its staff, students and the general public a ‘magical’ opportunity to engage with ‘The Magic of Maths’ for National Science & Engineering Week. Whether you have 5 minutes or half an hour to spare, you’ll be able join Dr José Rodriquez (University of Almeria in Spain), Dr Frank Neumann (Department of Mathematics) and a number of current University of Leicester Mathematics students in exploring the strange world of geometry in this fun and visually entertaining activity.
This hands-on, drop-in demonstration is taking place in the Square of the Students Union, Percy Gee Building, between 10.00am and 12.00pm and everyone is welcome to come along and get involved. National Science & Engineering Week is an annual event organised by the British Science Association and shines the spotlight each March on how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives, and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with fun and interactive events and activities.
This year’s National Science and Engineering Week, with the overall theme of ‘Invention and Discovery’, starts this Friday (15 March 2013) and runs until Sunday 24 March 2013.
Dr Frank Neumann, Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics said: “This interactive drop-in demonstration, which is taking place as part of the University’s input for National Science and Engineering Week, will demonstrate the beauty and wonders of mathematics and the strange world of geometry which surrounds us. Participants will be able to interact with Maths in ways that they may never have thought possible and see how maths is present all around us during our normal daily lives.”
As part of the University’s support for National Science and Engineering Week, it will be holding an array of interactive activities across a number of different subject areas and covering all age groups from primary school through to public lectures for all ages.
For more information on this event, on our other activities taking place here at the University and to find out about the National Science and Engineering Week initiative, please visit our website at: www.le.ac.uk\nsew