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The spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has presented great challenges for organisations such as the Newton Gateway as activity takes place with those from industry and academia from across the globe and for whom collaboration is a regular and important part of their working lives. 
 
We continue to work remotely. Events that were to take place physically have been rescheduled and are now taking place virtually. Some were moved to 2021 and we hope that some will be able to take place semi virtually or physically. We continue discussions with our partners about the arrangements for these events and continue to plan for additional upcoming activities. 
 
Please do keep in touch and let us know if you have any questions - either direct to one of the Gateway team or via our main email address.
Also, please read the update from David Abrahams, Director of INI which was posted on 7th May 2020. 
 

Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics, Isaac Newton Institute (INI), International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are working with various representatives from the mathematical sciences community to develop a virtual forum for knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences.
 
The main aim is to identify a range of virtual approaches that will help address challenges from business and industry, the third sector, and other groups outside academia. These challenges may be long-standing or may have arisen directly as a consequence of the present disruption to UK society.
 
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Upcoming Events

Evolutionary Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Monday 19th April 2021 to Tuesday 20th April 2021

This workshop will focus on the use of quantitative modelling approaches to understand the evolutionary implications of vaccination programmes. Such approaches are key to developing optimal vaccination strategies and understanding which subgroups in society should be prioritised for vaccination against COVD-19.

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4-Dimensionalism in Large Scale Data Sharing and Integration

Thursday 22nd April 2021

This one day workshop presents an opportunity to get up-to-date on the state of the art with 4-dimensionalism and its application. It is a joint collaboration between the Newton Gateway to Mathematics, GCHQ, UCL STEaPP, Southampton University, Warwick University and Brunel University.

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Environmental and Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19

Monday 26th April 2021 to Wednesday 28th April 2021

Building on the work begun by RAMP, this three-day science meeting will review existing work and identify where further research is most urgently needed. The meeting will include a standalone public-facing component providing an accessible overview of the latest science, alongside scientific talks and discussion sessions targeting active researchers.

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Launch Event of the Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare (CMIH)

Tuesday 4th May 2021 to Wednesday 5th May 2021

This event will be the first user engagement event of the CMIH Hub and aims to bring together those working in mathematical healthcare data analytics across the UK, including academic, clinical, and industrial users with mathematicians working in similar areas.

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IMA Mathematics 2021 Online Series - Week One

Thursday 6th May 2021

For a number of years, the IMA has been running a series of conferences to promote mathematics with the aim of demonstrating to both mathematicians and non-mathematicians the many uses of modern mathematics.

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The Flip Side of the Pandemic: Recent Advances in the Mathematics of Information

Thursday 20th May 2021

This afternoon conference will bring together those academics working to advance data science and will provide an update on the research and collaborations taking place at CCIMI specifically related to understanding and modelling the Coronavirus pandemic and associated challenges. Additionally, it will highlight other potential collaborative opportunities, as well as projects being developed elsewhere related to data analysis.

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IMA Mathematics 2021 Online Series - Week Two

Tuesday 25th May 2021

For a number of years, the IMA has been running a series of conferences to promote mathematics with the aim of demonstrating to both mathematicians and non-mathematicians the many uses of modern mathematics.

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5th Edwards Symposium - Future Directions in Soft Matter

Wednesday 8th September 2021 to Friday 10th September 2021
Centre for Mathematical Sciences

A key aim of the Edwards Symposium Series is to highlight the latest developments in soft matter science with a particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on theoretical and mathematical models, and on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials, and design. Leading academic speakers convey their latest scientific work, aiming to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary discussions across the industry/academia boundary.

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Past Events


UK Graduate Modelling Camp

Monday 29th March 2021 to Wednesday 31st March 2021

A key aim of the modelling camp was to provide participants with experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of experienced instructors and mentors. The challenges that students worked on at the camp were inspired by real-world challenges that have arisen in industry or science. Starting with presentations from the mentors, the participants then formed teams to work on each problem.

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Unlocking Data Streams

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Our experience of the world is multimodal and understanding multimodal data streams (complex sequences of data from different sources), is a key challenge of rough path theory and more generally for data science. This workshop aimed to increase awareness of the research and applications being undertaken by the DataSıg team. The Programme sought to further develop signature-based mathematical tools for dealing with complex streamed data, and connect with partners who have the capability and the challenges to benefit from and achieve significant outcomes with the methodology.

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Testimonials


The study groups provide an outstanding way for us to engage with the academic community. The key is that the study groups engage a wide range of individuals who actively work on a problem. As a result of this approach we can gain much deeper insights than we could by working alone, or even by holding a workshop. By the end of a study group we have usually made real progress in our understanding. That could mean identifying that a particular solution is a dead end. It could mean that we have an actual working solution. Or it could mean that we have scoped out useful future research, so we can focus our efforts in the areas will it make the most difference.

Adam Baylis (Environment Agency)

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The Newton Gateway is the impact initiative of the Isaac Newton Institute,  which is a national and international visitor research institute, running  research programmes on selected themes in mathematics and the mathematical sciences,  with applications over a wide range of science and technology.