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The Newton Gateway to Mathematics delivers activity across a broad range of sectors and engages in partnership with the users of mathematics - academics from other disciplines, those from industry and the public sector. 
Activities are bespoke and may originate from the need to address a specific technical issue or look for a better solution. Alternatively, they could be in response to the need to obtain ideas for next generation solutions from mathematicians involved in frontier research.

Activities take a number of forms:

  • Events - workshops and consultations
  • Training programmes
  • Short to medium-term research programmes
  • Projects

The Newton Gateway delivers Open for Business knowledge exchange events on behalf of the Isaac Newton Institute. These are specifically designed to bring together industrial, commercial and government organisations with mathematical scientists and can be run as part of an ongoing research programme, or as an independent event.


Past Events

E.g., 2019-06-24
E.g., 2019-06-24

2nd UK Workshop on Optimisation in Space Engineering (OSE)

Wednesday 19th March 2014 to Thursday 20th March 2014

OSE aims at providing space companies, universities, research
institutes, and organisations with a forum of excellence in the area of
optimisation in space engineering. Participants were invited to share
their latest engineering problems and proposed solutions so as to
promote the creation and exchange of ideas and the identification of new
trends and required developments.

In addition to the latest theoretical advances in the field of
applied mathematics for space engineering, OSE is also devoted to
mathematical tools and techniques. Demonstrations and short tutorials
are welcome.

Examples of discussion topics included:

  • Space engineering optimisation problems, which are currently difficult to solve or have no current satisfactory solution
  • Future challenges in the field of mathematics applied in space engineering problems
  • Current status of mathematical theories, tools, their pros and cons
  • Visions for the future

The 2nd OSE workshop aimed to take forward outputs such as
identified challenges and issues and address these through a series of
talks, discussion and break-out group type activities. Feedback
indicated the value of engagement between academia and industry,
especially at an early stage of a problem formation.

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Mathematics for the Prediction of Financial Risk

Wednesday 12th March 2014

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics and the University of
Cambridge's Statistical Laboratory held a half day workshop on
Mathematics for the Prediction of Financial Risk on Wednesday 12th March

With contributions from Deloitte and Barclays, this workshop
presented state of the art mathematical approaches and real-life
examples of the issues and techniques used from insurance and banking
perspectives. Other finance experts from the University included
econometricians, and were on hand to offer contributions which included a
mini-stats surgery and discussion and networking session.

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University of Cambridge Mathematical Sciences Showcase

Wednesday 29th January 2014

The University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) held a showcase event to highlight areas of research and expertise on Wednesday 29 January 2014. The event took place at the Isaac Newton Institute and Centre for Mathematical Sciences site in Clarkson Road, Cambridge.

It was attended by over 120 representatives from industry and
academia and provided the opportunity to share and explore specific
areas of research, to better understand how mathematical sciences could
impact on business and policy across a wide range of areas.

The event began with a series of short talks highlighting areas
of mathematical sciences and was followed by an exhibition that
included research group projects, industrial case studies and
information about project opportunities for industry. Specific exhibits
related to numerical analysis, fluid dynamics and image processing, as
well as mathematics outreach.

The Showcase gave participants the opportunity to:

  • Meet leading mathematicians involved in state-of-the-art mathematical techniques and methods
  • Learn more about the potential of mathematics to help provide solutions to real-world problems
  • Find out how to collaborate and partner with the University through research, projects and studentships
  • Network with senior researchers, industry and government

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1st UK Workshop on Optimisation in Space Engineering (OSE)

Tuesday 5th November 2013 to Wednesday 6th November 2013

The first UK workshop on Optimisation in Space Engineering (OSE) was
held on 5-6 November 2013 in Birmingham. This event jointly organised by
the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the University of Southampton and it was hosted by the University of Birmingham.

Attended by some 22 representatives from academia and industry,
this workshop aimed to provide a forum of excellence in the area of
optimisation in space engineering. Participants were able to share their
latest engineering problems and a number of solutions and ways forward
were proposed.

Key outputs from the workshop were:

  • Formation of an Optimisation in Space Engineering Working Group
  • Agreement for a second larger UK Workshop on Optimisation in Space Engineering to be held 19-20 March 2014 in Cambridge

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Mathematical Finance Gateway Event

Thursday 28th March 2013

The mathematical sciences play an increasingly important role in the
measurement, monitoring and management of risk in today’s increasingly
complex financial markets and institutions. The realm of quantitative risk management
has come to encompass a range of topics: market volatility, interest
rate risk, credit risk, default risk, counterparty risk, high frequency
trading, systemic risk, liquidity risk, which are challenging to model.

Recent turmoil in financial markets
highlighted the need for a better and more sophisticated approach to
quantitative risk management and stimulated the interest of industry for
exploring new research approaches for facing current challenges.

This event brought together academic
researchers and industry experts in quantitative risk management and
mathematical modelling in finance, to discuss and explore new challenges
in quantitative risk management and emerging research directions, and
mentor early career researchers.

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