Maths is coded in your Genes

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Time: 7:30pm

Please Note: On-Campus parking is free after 4:30pm in the Main Visitor Car Park (Hugh Stewart Hall)

University of Nottingham

Lecture Theatre B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Organiser: Dr Stephen Hibberd

Organiser Email: stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:30pm Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:30pm Europe/London Maths is coded in your Genes University of NottinghamLecture Theatre B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University ParkNottinghamNG7 2RDUK Maths is coded in your Genes, a talk by Professor Chris Budd OBE (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath […] On-Campus parking is free after 4:30pm in the Main Visitor Car Park (Hugh Stewart Hall) Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/8782/maths-coded-genes/ Dr Stephen Hibberd stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

Maths is coded in your Genes


Maths is coded in your Genes, a talk by Professor Chris Budd OBE (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath and former Vice-President , Communications, IMA)

Abstract

We live in an information age, with vast amounts of data constantly sent around the world.  This talk will introduce the mathematics of information and explain how data is transmitted and received over vast distances by using carefully designed codes; the work of a young French mathematician in the 19th century plays a vital role in this.  An illustration is how a huge amount of information is encoded in your genes and how maths can make sense of it.

No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome.

Image credit: DNA model by Caroline Davis2010 / FlickrCC BY 2.0
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