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Newton Gateway Events

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

Post-Quantum Research - Addressing Future Challenges and Directions

Thursday 18th September 2014 to Friday 19th September 2014

This second workshop took forward ideas generated in the first event which took place in May 2014.
It continued with the key aim to gain consensus in identifying
the mathematical challenges in post-quantum cryptography and sought to
progress with setting the agenda for future research directions.
These activities are set against a background that there is a
realistic possibility in the medium term that the power of quantum
computation will have the potential to compromise some cyber security
systems. This event was part of the Post-Quantum Research initiative which aims to address challenges and directions for post-quantum cyber-security research now and in the future.

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NC3Rs/POEMS Network Maths Study Group: Mathematical Approaches to 3Rs Problems in Medicine and Healthcare

Monday 8th September 2014 to Friday 12th September 2014

Mathematical modelling has the potential to solve biological
questions, provide new insights which benefit science, medicine and
healthcare and reduce reliance on animal models. The aim of the Study
Group was to tackle research problems which, if addressed, could help to
replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research (the 3Rs). The
Maths Study Group provided a unique opportunity for mathematicians and
biologists to work together. It encouraged collaborative work towards
applying mathematics to gain new insights and partnerships which could
transform science.

This event continued the Maths in Medicine Study Group (MMSG) series and built on the 2013 NC3Rs Maths Study Group.
The structure of the week involved problems being presented to
participants on the first day, with the rest of the Study Group week
spent brainstorming ideas and beginning to develop novel mathematical,
statistical, or computational models for each of the problems.

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Quantum Control Engineering: Mathematical Solutions for Industry Open for Business Event

Thursday 7th August 2014

We are currently entering a new technological era in which we are able
to build systems whose performance is limited by quantum physical
effects and in which it may be possible to exploit non-classical
phenomena in novel ways. This is reflected in the considerable recent
interest in engineering quantum systems and at the heart of this is the
development of a quantum control theory dedicated to extending classical
control to the quantum domain. Examples already utilising control of
one sort or another include quantum electromechanical systems, quantum
dots, cooper-pair boxes, superconducting interference devices, ion
traps, as well as a large selection of optical devices.

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Water Waves Theories and the Marine Industries Open for Business Event

Wednesday 30th July 2014

Water waves are a dramatic phenomenon that can impact every aspect of
life on the planet. At smaller length scales the ripples driven by
surface tension affect remote sensing. At intermediate length scales
waves in the mid-ocean affect shipping and near the shoreline they
control the coastal morphology and the ability to navigate along shore.
At larger length scales waves such as tsunamis and hurricane-generated
waves can cause devastation on a global scale.
From a mathematical viewpoint water waves pose challenges. The
governing equations for water waves are a widely accepted model and they
have been the subject of a wide range of research. However, the
equations are highly nonlinear and the level of difficulty is so great
that theory has yet to scratch the surface of the subject. The solutions
to the equations that describe fluid motion are elusive and whether
they even exist in the most general case is one of the most difficult
unanswered questions in mathematics. New methodologies are emerging,
computational approaches are becoming much more sophisticated and the
number of researchers at the highest international level involved is

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Biology and Medicine - Interfaces and Free Boundaries Problems

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Free boundary problems are today considered to be one of the most
important directions in the mainstream analysis of partial differential
equations, with an abundance of applications to real world problems. In
the last two decades, various new ideas, techniques and methods have
been developed and important challenging problems in physics,
engineering, industry, finance and other areas have arisen, with systems
biology and medicine representing particularly rich sources of new
applications. The study of free boundary problems is an extremely broad
topic due to the abundance of applications and this breadth presents
challenges as well as opportunities.

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