International Science Festival 2020

Public programme

Mathematical evening, Friday October 2

Carl-Joar Karlsson, PhD Student, carljoar@chalmers.se

Our researchers have Marcus du Sautoy as guest, and we learn how mathematics can be both concrete, abstract, useful and intelligent in a series of lectures. The Science Festival will be digital this year. Read more at https://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/.


Modeller för transport i porösa material

17.00-17.20

Tobias Gebäck, Associate Professor

Vi studerar matematiska modeller från mikroskala till makroskala för att förstå hur materialstrukturen på mikronivå styr transporten av molekyler och vätskor. Vi funderar också kring hur detta kan användas för att kontrollera transport i allt från blöjor till tabletter.


How can we save money in the wind industry

17.20-17.40

Quanjiang Yu, PhD Student

Global warming is a major issue now. Wind power is renewable and produces almost no greenhouse gas during operation. However, the maintenance cost is quite huge. To reduce that, we have designed a methodology that maintains the equipment in a more beneficial way.


Fantastiska oändligheter och hur man tämjer dem

17.40-18.00

Axel Flinth, Guest Teacher

Oändligheten kan ju verka omöjlig att föreställa sig, kanske till och med överväldigande eller skrämmande. Inom matematiken är det vardagsmat att färdas både till oändligheten, bortom den och tillbaka igen. Här lär vi känna några sätt matematiker använder för att inte gå vilse i dessa färder.


Deep learning for object recognition

18.00-18.20

Saga Helgadottìr, PhD Student

Deep learning is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to do what comes naturally to humans: learn by example. In this talk, I will show how Deep learning can be used to track objects, in particular microscopic particles.


The creativity code decoded

18.30-19.30

Marcus du Sautoy, Prof. Dep of Continuing Education and the Mathematical Inst, Oxford University.

Abstract: In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy provides an essential guide into how algorithms work and the future of AI. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.

School programme: Mathematical toys

The school programme consists of five different mathematical problems which the participants try to solve themselves. There are about 20 occasions available and the pupils are between 11 and 16 years old.

The school programme is open September 28-October 2, booking through vetenskapsfestivalen.se

Published: Fri 18 Sep 2020.