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Summer Schools: Mathematics for astronomers (age 16–18)

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How do we know what makes a star shine, when we cannot see inside it? How can we forecast the future of our Sun over billions of years? How do we know about Black Holes, when nobody has ever actually seen one? Join Martin Yates in answering these challenging questions with a powerful technique - mathematical modelling. Astronomers' mathematical models use all kinds of mathematical tools - including some you learn at GCSE and A level and some you will meet at university. In this workshop we will explore these tools, build mathematical models of our universe - and make controversial forecasts about its nature and future!

Please note: This workshop is strictly for 16–18 year-olds and will include a 45 minute unsupervised lunch break; students should bring lunch and a drink.

Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Masterclasses. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on summerschools@ri.ac.uk with any questions.

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