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New Events

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

All Day

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 4th & 5th April 2017 The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading...

From Innovate UK Network

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Launch of Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM)

09:00 until 17:00

KTN is working with York University to launch a National Centre for Energy Efficient Materials...

From Materials and Design Exchange

Fri 24 Mar 2017

5th International conference ICNBS Egypt 2017

Mar 24 / 09:00 until Mar 26 / 17:00

Naqaa Foundation for scientific Research, Technology and Development is organizing the fifth...

From Naqaa Nanotechnology Network NNN

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Joining of Composites

09:30 until 16:30

Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to...

From Materials

Mon 05 Dec 2016

UK Workshop on Data Metrology & Standards

10:00 until 16:00

This is a one-day workshop being held at the University of Cambridge, designed to identify UK...

From Sensors and Instrumentation

Upcoming Events

Tue 30 May 2017

UK Space Conference 2017

May 30 / 09:00 until Jun 01 / 17:00

The most influential event for space in the UK The 2017 UK Space Conference is set to be the best and biggest ever. Held every two years, this flagship event brings together the entire space...

From Space

Mon 05 Jun 2017

Probabilistic Perspectives in Nonlinear PDEs

Jun 05 / 09:00 until Jun 09 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Friedlander, Susan University of Southern California Glatt-Holtz, Nathan Tulane University Oh, Tadahiro University of Edinburgh Pocovnicu, Oana Heriot-Watt University...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 12 Jun 2017

New Mathematics for Safer World

Jun 12 / 09:00 until Jun 16 / 17:00

New mathematics for a safer world: wave propagation in heterogeneous materials Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 ICMS, 15 South College Street Organisers Name Institution Croxford, Anthony University of...

From Industrial Mathematics

Tue 13 Jun 2017

SB 7.0: The 7th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology

All Day

Mark your calendars for SB 7.0, brought to you by the BioBricks Foundation and SynBioBeta, and hosted by the National University of Singapore. The SB Conference Series (SBx.0 Conference) is the...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Linking Noncommutative Rings and Algebraic Geometry

Jun 19 / 09:00 until Jun 23 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Bell, Jason Univeristy of Waterloo Sierra, Susan University of Edinburgh Spenko, Spela University of Edinburgh Zhang, James University of Washington It has been...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Statistical Foundations of Uncertainty Quantification for Inverse Problems

Jun 19 / 09:00 until Jun 22 / 17:00

Center for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge, June 19th – 22nd , 2017 Scientific Organisers Richard Nickl (University of Cambridge) Markus Reiß (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) Andrew...

From Uncertainty Quantification and Management in High Value Manufacturing

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Applications of Operator Algebras: Order, Disorder and Symmetry

Jun 26 / 09:00 until Jun 30 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Larsen, Nadia University of Oslo Lawson, Mark Heriot-Watt University Skau, Christian Norwegian University of Science and Technology Whittaker, Mike University of Glasgow...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 03 Jul 2017

16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials - FRPM17

Jul 03 / 09:00 until Jul 06 / 17:00

The University of Bolton and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are delighted to be hosting the 16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials. Fire research at the University of...

From Materials

Mon 03 Jul 2017

Workshop on BSDEs, SPDEs and Their Applications

Jul 03 / 09:00 until Jul 07 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Cohen, Samuel University of Oxford Crisan, Dan Imperial College London dos Reis, Gonçalo University of Edinburgh Ottobre, Michela Heriot-Watt University Siska, David...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 10 Jul 2017

13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry

All Day

The 'MC' conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for two decades, and is the flagship event of the RSC's Materials Chemistry Division. Held in the ACC Arena in Liverpool...

From Chemistry