Wednesday, 14 March 2018

17:15 - 18:15

University Of Bath

Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians’ difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.

In this all-age talk, which shares its title with her new book, Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made -- a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, and a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.

This talk is part of the Minerva Series at the University of Bath. A year wide programme of talks and lectures. 

Dr Vicky Neale, is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford. She is also a Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol. Before working at Oxford Vicky used to be a Senior Teaching Associate in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, and she was also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She did her PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge on Bracket quadratics as asymptotic bases for the natural numbers, with Professor Ben Green. 

Vicky has recently publisehd a book by thesame title as this talk Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers in October 2017.



How much do the tickets cost? 

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a 45 minute talk.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes that is not a problem.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

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