The March talk at the Science Exchange Wallingford will be given by Professor Mason Porter, Oxford University Mathematical Institute, on The Beauty of Networks.
From interacting with our friends on Facebook to getting stuck (again) at Birmingham New Street Station, networks pervade our lives. They have fascinating structural properties that affect how we experience them, how rumours and diseases propagate on them, and more. To study networks is to study how things are connected and the ramifications of connectivity. Professor Porter will give an introduction to the mathematics that underlie networks.
About the speaker: Mason Porter is Professor of Nonlinear and Complex Systems at University of Oxford. He holds a faculty appointment in the Mathematical Institute and is a Tutorial Fellow of Somerville College.
Science Exchange Wallingford is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th March in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford – doors open from 7.00pm. Light refreshments are available and each event is free to attend. http://www.cafescientifique.org/