Rewley House

Date(s) - 20 Apr 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rewley House

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Tony Way

This talk will tour the world of mathematical modelling, examining approaches, potential and limitations. Using the high-level Wolfram Language to explore different approaches such as partial differential equations, probability models, stochastic models, agent based simulation and neural networks, the talk will demonstrate live computations making predictions from computer vision to coastal waves. The talk will further discuss some of the issues that the professional modeler must consider when using models to make decisions such as avoiding over-confidence or human-injected bias. The talk will focus on key concepts rather than technical details and should be accessible to anyone with a technical background. The speaker has been involved in computational software at Wolfram Research for over 30 years and is also the co-founder of, a project to rethink maths education to assume that computers are the principle way that computations are performed.

Hybrid Meeting

This event will be held both “in person” and “via Zoom”.

“In Person” Logistics

The “in person” meeting will be held at our new meeting place: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm, and an assortment of light refreshments will be available beforehand. Please register for the event as usual using the Eventbrite link on the website or via MeetUp, where you will be able to indicate whether you are attending via Zoom or in person.

Covid Guidelines

As the Covid infection is still with us , we would request that “in person” attendees follow some sensible guidelines, summarised below:

  • please don’t attend if you have any Covid symptoms or test positive
  • respect other attendees by maintaining social distancing both in the lecture theatre, and when socialising before the event
  • please wear masks when not eating
  • we would recommend talking a Lateral Flow Test before attending the event

We will be maximising the ventilation on the lecture theatre, so attendees should be prepared for the lecture theatre to be cooler than usual.

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