What’s the Point of Maths? – with Nira Chamberlain

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From The Royal Institution.

All around the world children, and even some adults, ask the question: ‘What is the point of mathematics?’. The field of mathematical modelling not only helps answer this question, it can help quench the human thirst for knowledge.
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Dr Nira Chamberlain is President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and was the Winner of the Big Internet Math Off title – World’s Most Interesting Mathematician.

Nira has over 25 years of experience at writing mathematical models/simulation algorithms that solve complex industrial problems. Nira developed mathematical solutions within industries such as the defence, aerospace, automotive and energy sectors. This has included periods in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel. During his career he has chaired and organized a mini-symposium at an international mathematical modelling conference.

Nira was the highest new entrant in the 2018 PowerList in at Number 5 and holds the title as the 5th Most Influential Black Person in the UK. This is the first time a mathematician has made into the Top 100 Britain’s most influential people of African and African-Caribbean Heritage. He also made the list in 2019.


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