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2010 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw lecture announced

21 Apr 2010

Cambridge mathematician Professor Timothy Gowers to deliver talk

The title of the lecture is ‘Open Source Mathematics’ and will look at a recent experiment carried out by Professor Gowers where he tackled a mathematics problem in a very public way! 

He suggested an initial approach on his blog and invited people to contribute thoughts about how the problem might be solved. His talk will focus on the surprising outcomes of the experiment and the problem itself.

Professor Gowers is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge.

The Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Lecture is a prestigious annual lecture designed to raise the profile of mathematics at Manchester.   Born in Manchester, Dame Kathleen is probably best known for her work on magic squares. She also has a formidable reputation as an astronomer and is passionately committed to encouraging interest in mathematics amongst young people. She has been deaf since the age of eight, and is an inspiring role model to many.

The lecture is on Friday 14 May 2010 starting at 4.30pm and takes place in the Alan Turing Building.

The event is free of charge, however spaces are limited so please pre-book your place to avoid disappointment.

To pre-book your place: