Oxford Mathematicians Lloyd Chapman, a DPhil student, and Konstantinos Koumatos, a Postdoctoral Researcher, will be presenting posters to MPs and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17 March. Lloyd will demonstrate his work on mathematical modelling of cell growth in tissue engineering devices while Kostas' research relates to the mathematics of phase transitions in crystalline solids and, in particular, proposes a deep mathematical explanation for a peculiar nucleation mechanism observed in a shape-memory alloy.
On presenting his research in Parliament, Lloyd said, “I think it's very important for mathematicians and scientists to communicate their work with a wider audience, and it's fantastic to be given the opportunity to do this in such a special setting".
Lloyd and Kostas's work, together with that of colleagues Giovanni Alberti and Christian Yates, demonstrates both the range of mathematics in Oxford but also the reach that the subject has across all scientific disciplines.
The SET for Britain is generously sponsored by the Clay Mathematics Institute.