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Monday, April 1 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pure and Applied Mathematics

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Popular wisdom asserts that there is a divide between "pure" and "applied" mathematics, with the former being studied for its own sake, and the latter because it's "useful" in some way.  In this talk, Dr Nicholas Jackson hopes to show that things aren't quite as simple as that, by looking at ways in which some apparently abstract branches of mathematics have turned out to have important applications in chemistry, physics and biology.

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Nicholas Jackson

I used to program computers but bad things (bankruptcy, arson, etc) kept happening to companies I worked for, so now I teach mathematics at Warwick, help run a couple of journals and do occasional bits of research about knots.

Monday April 1, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm BST
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court