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Warwickshire School pupils 1st to Use UK's Most Advanced Maths Research Centre

Mathematics & Statistics Building
Mathematics & Statistics Building
Originally Published 11 June 2004

The most advanced Maths research centre in the UK has its official opening day on Saturday 12th June and the first people to use it will be maths pupils from Warwickshire Schools. The official opening of the new Mathematics and Statistics building at Warwick will also mark the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Mathematics department and the 30th Anniversary of the Statistics department.

Maths pupils from 7 Warwickshire Schools will be attending the Open Day and as part of the programme will be taking part in a Schools Mathematics Workshop - the first event to be hosted in the £15.7 million building. The workshop has been specially organised for pupils of local schools by University of Warwick mathematics researcher Dr Richard Lissaman. The workshop is one of a series of masterclasses for children from local schools.

The Open Day programme will also include a series of short lectures: Catastrophe theory, What really happened at the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Indra's Pearls and Fighting the Bayesian Case: Probability, Evidence and Justification.

Over 200 current and former staff and 200 mathematics and statistic graduates will gather to watch Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS, the founder of the Mathematics department at Warwick, launch the opening of the new building.

The building is regarded as the best purpose built mathematics and statistics building in the UK. This is due to the efforts of the architects of the building who looked at every mathematics and research centre in the UK. In doing so they considered the best features of each of the buildings and incorporated them into the design of the Warwick Mathematics and Statistics building.

The Warwickshire pupils will be in very capable teaching hands as Warwick’s Applied Maths researchers and Statistics researchers are both rated 5* by the Government’s national Research Assessment Exercise (the highest possible research ranking that can be achieved in the exercise).