Knots and Shapes in Mathematics

 Location: Acton campus, In school
 Format: Interactive presentation
 Year group: Years 10 -12
 Duration: 60 minutes (flexible)
 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

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.