Approximate prime numbers -- James Maynard
I will talk about the idea of an 'almost prime' number, and how this can be used to make progress on some famous problems about the primes themselves.
Mathematical biology: An early career retrospective -- Thomas Woolley
Since 2008 Thomas has focused his attention to the application of mathematical techniques to biological problems. Through numerous fruitful collaborations he has been extremely fortunate to work alongside some amazing researchers. But what has he done in the last 8 years? What lessons has he learnt? What knowledge has he produced?
This talk will encompass a brief overview of a range of applications, from animal skin patterns to cellular mechanics, via zombies and Godzilla.