Weapons of maths construction

Photograph of Harold Thimbleby

Harold Thimbleby

(Swansea)

What are the Thimblebys up to, why is it worthwhile, and what's happening next?

Or: Calculators are ubiquitous and taken for granted, but they are needlessly bad at maths. We'll exhibit some deep problems and suggest that, indeed, most gadgets -- from hospital equipment to aircraft -- suffer from similar problems. We'll briefly analyse some of the problems (and hint at a range of formal approaches), but most interestingly, demonstrate some exciting ways forward.

Please bring your own calculator/mobile/laptop/abacus... to join in!
Thursday 28th April 2005, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science