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Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Home Office Mathematics

Professor Bernard Silverman FRS

The Chief Scientific Adviser is the head of Home Office Science, which provides scientific advice and support to the whole range of the Home Office's work as the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.  Many aspects of our scientific work involve mathematics, and in this talk a selection will be presented.  These show not only how mathematics is used by one particular government department, but also how wide is the range of topics where mathematical thinking and methods are important.

This is the 2012 joint London Mathematical Society / Gresham College lecture.
The other lectures held in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society include:
    Mathematics: The Next Generation by Professor Peter Cameron
    Undecidable and Decidable Problems in Mathematics by Professor Angus MacIntyre
    Indra's Pearls: Geometry and Symmetry by Professor Caroline Series
    Mathematics and Smallpox by Professor Tom Körner 
    Cancer can give you maths by Professor Philip Maini
    Multiplying and Dividing by Whole Numbers by Professor Timothy Gowers
    Can maths catch criminals and bring them to justice?    by Professor Christopher Budd

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15 May 2012

Home Office Mathematics
Professor Bernard Silverman FRS

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