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Whats on: September, 2013

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2013 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Monday 9 September 2013
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Thursday 12 September 2013
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
International Centre for Life

The maths needed to crack the fastest slide is the same that goes into creating cool skateboarding tracks.

Saturday 7 September 2013
11.00 - 12.00 and 14.30 - 15.30
Venue: 
Discovery Museum

See some amazing magic tricks and sneak behind the scenes to explore the maths and computing behind them.

Saturday 7 September 2013
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Find out how you could be discoverer of a new world record prime number with PrimeGrid!

Sunday 8 September 2013
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Numbers, patterns and mathematical magic tricks hidden in the randomness. Join Dr Maths to discover how to be a maths wiz!

Monday 9 September 2013
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 1, Bedson Building, Newcastle University

Find out about computer forensics and the myths that are seen on well-known TV crime dramas.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

How do you take a prototype and scale it up into a robust, commercially viable product or process?

Wednesday 11 September 2013
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Tapping into the secrets of numbers can make you rich! Come and find out how.

Wednesday 11 September 2013
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Should computers be used to teach and learn mathematics?

Thursday 12 September 2013
10.30 - 11.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

How do climate models work, are they reliable and how are they used? Hear from experts and join in the debate.