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.


On campus
In school


Interactive presentation

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 10 -12

Number of students

100 (flexible)


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


No cost

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