School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

The Magic of {Christmas} Computer Science

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2 December 2015

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: The Great Hall QMUL People's Palace Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS

Eventbrite - The Magic of {Christmas} Computer Science

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

Mathematics and computer science are behind today’s technological wizardry… Let Professors Peter McOwan & Paul Curzon, both scientists and magicians, be your guides to the secret world where science meets conjuring…

This special one-off Christmas event - co-hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - will be a fun-filled evening full of surprises.

The evening is aimed at secondary school aged students, but with surprises to be unveiled for both adults and young people alike. All are welcome so if you have a curious mind, book your (free) tickets below quickly as places are vanishing fast!


17:00 Registration
17:15 Seating
17:30 Start of lecture
18:30 Drinks and mince pies
19:00 Close

About your hosts…
Professor Peter McOwan QMUL Vice-Principal (Public Engagement and Student Enterprise) and Professor Paul Curzon.

Peter McOwan and Paul Curzon are Professors of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary.

As researchers and academics they apply their ‘magic’ to everything from robotics and artificial intelligence to the software of medical devices. Their infectious enthusiasm for exploring the endless possibilities of computer science has led them both to be elected as National Teaching Fellows.

They work closely with the Computing at Schools network (they were both founding members), and Paul also runs Teaching London Computing, which creates inspiring activities for teachers to use in class. They also run ‘Computer Science for Fun’, a magazine about the fun side of computing, and have been giving linked computing magic shows for over 10 years.

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