Group:MathSpace

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MathSpace
Mathspace logo.png
When Alternate Fridays, from 18:30
What Talks and workshops on mathematical subjects
Members
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The London MathSpace is a group which meets every other Friday to discuss mathematics. We host talks, problem-solving and programming events.

All our events are held at London Hackspace, 447 Hackney Road.

If you would like to do a talk or have any ideas for an event, please say so here or on our mailing list.

Next Event

Team Maths Challenge
24 July 2015 at 18:30
Hosted by MathSpace
MathSpace have been away for a while, but we are back this Friday.

Even been to a pub quiz and wished that all the questions were about maths? Then this events is for you!

We will be using resources from the UKMT Team Challenge to run a team competition.

There will be three rounds:

Group Round
Each team is given 10 questions. 6 points for each one they can answer correctly in time.

Crossnumber
Each team splits into two parts. One part is given the down clues to a crossnumber, the other is given the across clues.

Relay
Teams divide into two parts to solve a four mathematical problems in 8 minutes. The solution to the first problem is required to solve the second problem and so on.

There will be cake to keep everyone happy during the competition and there will be prizes for the winning teams in each round and a grand prize for the overall winning team.

The competition will start at around 7pm. The cake will arrive at around 6:30pm.

Future events

All talks listed here are provisional. If you would like to give a talk of suggest a non-talks event, please add it to a date here. For questions and discussion, use our mailing list.

Talks Non-Talks

07 August 2015

  • (Rafael)
  • (Olly)

04 September 2015

  • Lightning Talks?

02 October 2015

30 October 2015

24 July 2015

21 August 2015

18 September 2015

16 October 2015

Proposed talks

Name Topic Approximate length Other details
Cameron Decision making under uncertainty 15-20 mins Models for how we make decisions under uncertainty, starting from Utility theory
(Your Name Here) (Title) (Length) (What you will talk about)

Past meetings

29 May 2015

15 May 2015

01 May 2015

03 April 2015

20 March 2015

  • Optimal Pac-Man (Matthew Scroggs)
  • Games of Pursuit (Alex Bolton)
  • Video Games Are Hard, But Some Are Harder Than Others (Linus Hamilton)

06 March 2015

  • Blotto bot programming workshop.

20 Feb 2015

  • Morality Metrics on the Iterated Prisoners Dilemma (Axel Wagner)
  • The Fluid Dynamics of Chocolate fountains (Adam Townsend)

06 Feb 2015

23 Jan 2015

  • Folding Tube Maps (Matthew Scroggs)
  • AI and Bots in Game Design (Martin Clarke) - slides
  • Regime detection in multivariate stochastic processes (Alex Bolton)

09 Jan 2015

  • Voting Theory (Alex Bolton) - slides

05 Dec 2014

  • Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (Axel Wagner) - slides

21 Nov 2014

24 Oct 2014