10th February 2018 | Imperial College London

What is Mathscon?

Mathscon is a series of science events, consisting of a conference and a networking social. It is directed at undergraduates, young researchers and science lovers in general. Each event aims to expose the public to a broad range of aspects and applications that make Mathematics so beautiful.

Keynote Speakers

Passionate about both Mathematics and TED Talks? You’ll find nothing cooler than our Mathscon Keynotes given by stars in their fields.

Panel Discussions

Listen to experts’ opinions about key questions that have troubled scientist for centuries.


What better way is there to celebrate Mathematics than to have fun with some of its cool applications?


Socialising with people with a common interest is a key to success, whether you want to go into industry or academia.


Keynote Speakers

Nira Chamberlain

Katie Steckles

Simon Singh

Panel: "Is God a Mathematician"

Marianne Freiberger

James Hannam

Jim Baggott

Kevin Buzzard

Rachel Thomas


Panel: "Do Parallel Universes Exist"

Michael Duff

Carlo Contaldi

Dimitri Veras

Giulia Ferlito



John Nunn


Dagne Ciuksyte


Tushar Sharma

Augmented Reality

Chris Bates

Mathematics and Medicine

Imperial Maths Competition


08:45 - 09:45 Registration SAF Foyer
09:45 - 10:00 Opening Remarks SAF G16 LT
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Speech: Simon Singh SAF G16 LT
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break SAF Foyer
11:30 - 12:30 Panel Discussion: Do Parallel Universes Exist? SAF G16 LT
12:30 - 13:30 Workshops SAF Rooms
13:30 - 14:15 Lunch Break SAF Foyer
14:15 - 15:15 Keynote Speech: Katie Steckles SAF G16 LT
15:15 - 16:15 Panel Discussion: Is God a Mathematician? SAF G16 LT
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break SAF Foyer
16:45 - 17:45 Keynote Speech: Nira Chamberlain SAF G16 LT
17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks SAF G16 LT
20:00 - 00:00 Networking Social Jamies
Day Conference: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ
Evening Networking Social: Jamies, 47 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JZ

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Mathscon Maplesoft Grant Application

Mathscon is a unique organisation that brings people together through maths, and creates a community of innovative, fun, and ambitious individuals. Not only is it important to us that we continue to break the stereotypes associated with maths and push the boundaries for success, we also hope to continue to engage with our delegates and support our community of maths enthusiasts. That’s why this year we are introducing the Mathscon Maplesoft Grant. This is a grant available to any maths enthusiast that buys a ticket to our conference and completes the grant application form. The winner will receive £1000 from Mathscon and Maplesoft to support them in their mathematical studies. We want to support people who not only share our appreciation for maths, but actually use maths to be innovative and make a difference. How do you identify with the Mathscon Principles? Have you recently competed in a mathematical competition? Do you contribute towards a mathematical publication regularly? We want to hear from you! Apply here by completing the following:




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