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Conference Programme for TMT 2016
Those speakers marked with * have been shortlisted for the GCHQ Prize.
For more information about each talk, see the abstracts.
10.00am 
Registration 
10.15 
Tony Mann and NoelAnn Bradshaw: Welcome and Introduction 
10.30 
Andrew Silverman, Birkbeck, University of London, Pascal’s Triangle: Beyond the NonNegative Integers 
10.50 
Max Masters, University of Greenwich, How I scientifically lost my money on the Grand National 
11.10 
Rachael Whyman, University of Kent, Tiling Time with Music and Juggling 
11.30 
Coffee Break (Coffee courtesy of Taylor and Francis) 
11.50 
*Tom O’Neill, Aberystwyth University, From Butterflies to Bridges: A Study of Wave Propagation Through Periodic Structures
OR
Georgia Rubinstein, University of East Anglia, The Story of Émilie Du Châtelet

12.10pm 
*Hannah Pybus, University of Nottingham, Mathematical Models of Growth Factor Activation during Bronchoconstriction in Asthma
OR
Demetra Vasiliou, University of Glasgow, Lagrange’s Contribution to Mechanics 
12.30 
*Matjaz Leonardis, University of Oxford, What group theory is really about 
12.50 
Lunch 
1.45 
Splinter Session 1 – attend a choice of 5 streams 

Maths and the physical world:
Andris Thompson, University of East Anglia, Applications of Mathematics to Lepidopterology: Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect
Jake Holdroyd, Nottingham Trent University, Bayesian modelling of Platelet Aggregation
Daniel Burrows, University of Sussex, Beyond Fourier: A Study of Wavelets 

Probability and Data:
Yiliu Wang, University of Oxford, Paradoxes in Probability
Paul Bowen, Coventry University, Selfavoiding walk models for polymers in solution: Monte Carlo investigation of the collapse transition of a walk model
Uday Mohur, University of Manchester, Data Analytics and Portfolio Management 

Quantum:
Sahra Ahmed Kulmiya, University of Greenwich, How has abstract mathematics impacted the discovery of the Higgs Boson?
Joe Pollard, University of Oxford, Quantum Chaos in the DeltaKicked Oscillator
Alissa Kamilova, Swansea University, Quantum Computing for a Quantum World 

Algebra and Topology:
Thomas Wright, York University, Banach Algebras and Automatic Continuity
Cameron Whitehead, University of Oxford, Dmodules on singular schemes
Henrique Rui Neves Aguiar, University of Oxford, Why Antarctica seems so big 

GCHQ Shortlist:
*Robert Findlay, University of Durham, Classifying Tiling Spaces of the same Cohomology
*Chan Bae, University of Oxford, Embedding graphs in ℜ^{3} without selfintersections
*Vitalijs Brejevs, University of Glasgow, Frobenius algebras and cobordism diagrams 
2.45 
Break 
3.05 
Splinter Session 2 – attend a choice of 3 streams 

Optics:
Robert Long, Coventry University, Numerical studies of electrooptic properties of PbSe Nanocrystals
Andrew Kelly, Birkbeck, University of London, Solving commercial colourrending problems of LED illumination using multidie sources and linear programming


The Continuum Hypothesis and Chaos:
David Paintin, University of East Anglia, The Continuum Hypothesis
Jacob BennettWoolf, University of Glasgow, Infinity is Weird: The Axiom of Choice And You And You And You And You And You And You And You And You And You... 

ODEs and PDEs:
Ruoyu Wang, University College London, Theory of Distributions and Linear Differential Equations
Rasa Giniunaite, University of Warwick, Numerical schemes for geometric PDEs 

Biological models:
Lizhi Zhang, University of Strathclyde, The stability of classic predatorprey models and modification
Bin Wang, University of Strathclyde, Comparative Study of Two Epidemic Models on Realistic Networks 
3.50 
Award of GCHQ Prize 
4.00 
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Eugenia Cheng, University of Sheffield and Scientist in Residence at the Art Institute of Chicago, Deep Structures: my journey into abstract mathematics
Abstract: I will talk about mathematics as a way of thinking, as opposed to a way of calculating the correct answers. I will give a personal account of how I was drawn to more and more abstract mathematics, until I finally found my mathematical home in Category Theory. Abstraction for me is the process of shedding details to get to deep structures that are holding things together. I will describe some of my favourite abstract structures and show how abstraction reveals connections between apparently unrelated ideas.

5.00 
Finish 

