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Monday 29th March 2021 to Wednesday 31st March 2021

Background

The UK's Graduate Modelling Camp is a 3-day (virtual) workshop which this year will run from 29th March to 31st March 2021. It aims to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of experienced instructors.

The Modelling Camp is an excellent preparation ground for early career mathematicians (normally those in the first and second years of their doctoral studies) to get hands-on modelling experience before usually going on to attend the five-day European Study Group with Industry (ESGI) which always takes place annually shortly after the modelling camp. This year the ESGI is being hosted by Durham University on the 12th-16th April 2021.

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics in partnership with the University of Oxford and with Professors Chris Breward and David Abrahams as academic organisers, is pleased to be facilitating this year’s event.

Aims & Objectives

A key aim of the modelling camps is to provide participants with experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of experienced instructors and mentors. The challenges that students work on at the camp are inspired by real-world challenges that have arisen in industry or science. Starting with presentations from the mentors, the participants then form teams to work on each problem. Scientific communication is an important part of the camp and all participants are expected to make presentations.

The camp is open to all PhD students and designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as mathematical modelling & analysis, scientific computation & critical assessment of solutions. The camp will take place online; attendees will need to commit to attending the camp for the whole duration, and there will be a need to work in the evening on Tuesday 30th March.

Mentors include:

  • Bogdan Toader (Cambridge) – description to follow
  • Nabil Fadai (Nottingham) – description to follow
  • Doireann O'Kiely (Limerick) – description to follow
  • Art Gower (Sheffield) – description to follow

Further information will be made available soon. If you have any queries, please contact Jane Leeks on j.leeks@newton.ac.uk

Registration

To register, please follow the link. Please note that we will need to take up a reference from a student’s PhD Supervisor. The deadline for registrations is Friday 19th February 2021.
 

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