28 April 2014
Second year Mathematics students attended the IMA London Branch Autumn Lecture
On Tuesday 29th October, Rachel Long and a small group of first and second year mathematics students attended the IMA London Branch Autumn Lecture on Modern Cryptography. The talk, held at the University of Greenwich, was given by Dr Richard Pinch of GCHQ.
Thomas Wilder, a 2nd year student remarked “As soon as I heard of the lecture that was taking place in Greenwich on Cryptography, I had to go! The opportunity to gain an insight in to an area of mathematics such as Cryptography was of a great benefit to me. I would definitely recommend a future outing to something similar; it can never hurt to learn more."
Molly Fitches, a 2nd year student remarked "I thought it was great to learn mathematics in an environment outside of university, and interesting to see another university. I would recommend other students to take up such opportunities; it provides an insight into further fields of study and the types of careers that are available from completing a maths degree."
Sammy Petros, a 1st year student remarked "This event was a great opportunity that I am glad I chose to go to. The lecture itself was very informative and helped me understand applications of maths in the real world and job opportunities at organisations such as GCHQ. The trip was well organised and has furthered my interest in cryptography, hopefully an area that one day I will have a career in."