UCD Maths Week Ireland Events 2015

 

 Posted: 16 October 2015

In celebration of the the 10th annual National Maths Week Ireland, the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics held two great events in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.

UCD National Maths Week Event - 13 October 2015

The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics hosted an evening of interactive workshops for secondary school students and their parents as part of Maths Week on Tuesday 13 October. 32 secondary school students from 10 counties across Ireland attended the UCD National Maths Week Evening Event. ‌

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Students taking part in one of the UCD Maths Week workshops in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.

Head of School, Professor Gary McGuire, welcomed the audience and gave a short lecture on the mathematics of the circle and the mysteries surrounding the number Pi. Dr Myrto Manolaki presented a workshop on The Geometrical Revolution, ranging from Euclidean to fractal geometry, via hands-on experimentation with oranges, Pringles and home made Möbius strips constructed from paper and scotch tape. The event concluded with Dr Adrian O'Hagan discussing game theory and conducting a series of live simulations of "The Prisoner's Dilemma", with audience members taking centre stage in the games to compete for prizes.

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Professor Gary McGuire welcoming students to the event.

 

Maths Museum of Catalunya Visit - 14 October 2015

The Maths Museum of Catalunya created a great atmosphere on the ground floor of the O'Brien Centre for Science on the 14 October.

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Students were able to try their hand at Maths Puzzles, Knot Puzzles, and Chinese Tangrams.

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin explained the buzz created by their visit. "As part of Maths Week, the Maths Museum of Catalunya visited the School of Mathematics & Statistics and the College of Science in UCD on Wednesday 14th of October. Students and staff from all schools within the College of Science visited the Maths Museum on the ground floor of the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science and tried their hand at the myriad of mathematical puzzles and games on display throughout the day."

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Staff and students had chance to try their hand at Maths Puzzles, Knot Puzzles, and Chinese Tangrams.