The annual British Science Festival will be taking place this year in Aberdeen, from 4–9 September. The Edinburgh Mathematical Society, who are among the sponsors, have picked out a few mathematically-themed events which might be of particular interest to our readers.
Wednesday 5 September, 13:00-15:00. Fishy Figure, organized by Malcolm Hall, Royal Statistical Society, Highlands Local Group. Research and advice relevant to the marine environment.
Friday 7 September 15:30-16:30 (followed by a wine reception 16:30-17:30 sponsored by the Edinburgh Mathematical Society). Expanding Minds and Universes: Presidential Lecture by John Barrow. How Einstein made it possible for cosmologists to study whole universes.
Saturday 8 September 10:00-12:00. How to Solve Crimes with Mathematics, Marco Thiel (Physics Department, University of Aberdeen). A presentation, experiments, finger print recognition software, potentially face recognition, pursuit and evasion patterns etc.
Saturday 8 September 15:00-17:00. In Tune with Mathematics, Kevin Houston, Rob Sturman and Ben Sparks. Auto-Tune, spectral analysis of the opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, the mathematics of musical tunings and more.