Knots and Shapes in Mathematics

Dr Morrison studies mathematical gadgets called ‘fusion categories’ and ‘topological field theories’. Mathematicians began studying them for fairly abstract reasons - they’re useful in understanding the different ways strings can form into knots, and the different shapes 2- and 3-dimensional objects can have. Later, mathematicians have realised they’re also related to physics and computing.

Location

On campus
In school

Format

Interactive presentation

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 10 -12

Number of students

100 (flexible)

Availability

Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required

Cost

No cost

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