Since it's only two weeks until the IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Greenwich, which I am helping to organise, it's time I wrote something about it here. This national Festival presents, over two days, about 50 talks, workshops and activities, showcasing the diversity of mathematics and mathematicians. Visitors can learn about applications of mathematics in statistics, cryptography, numbers, fashion, medicine, fire safety engineering, and many more: they can learn how to make boomerangs and they can walk on custard. There is something for everybody!
The Festival has been generously sponsored by the IMA, the University of Greenwich, FMSP, GCHQ, the OR Society, the London South East and Kent & Medway Maths Hubs, and FDM, For information about the sponsors, click on the logos on the Festival website.
I've been delighted that so many top presenters have agreed to take part in the Festival. If you can get to Greenwich on either of these days, you'll have a wonderful time exploring lots of exciting mathematics!