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Learning Mathematics behind chocolate fountain

THE Jerudong International School (JIS) Mathematics faculty welcomed visiting Mathematician Dr Adam Townsend, a postdoctoral researcher from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London recently.

JIS senior school students from Year 7 to Year 13 attended a presentation about Mathematics.

Dr Townsend shared about careers in Mathematics and his experience to students studying Further Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.

Dr Townsend, who investigates complex fluids and how objects and organisms move through them, also give popular Mathematics lectures for all ages across the UK, most commonly on the Mathematics of chocolate fountains.

The visit aimed at exposing students to the work of a full-time mathematician and to experience Mathematics beyond the curriculum.

Head of Mathematics Faculty at JIS Rebecca Baker, added, “It was fascinating to learn about the mathematical models behind chocolate fountains, and to learn how the concepts that underpin this relate in other areas, including medicine.”

Dr Adam Townsend and a student during an experiment. – ISHAN IBRAHIM

Dr Adam Townsend and a student during an experiment. – ISHAN IBRAHIM

Borneo Bulletin | Ishan Ibrahim | December 5, 2018