Upcoming Events


Junior Applied Mathematics Seminars

Freezing of Foods: High-Pressure Shift Freezing / Growth and coarsening of ice crystals

Nadia Smith

Tuesday, 30 October, 1.15pm - 2.00pm

Dartington House Seminar Room 1 (DHSR1)

Abstract: High-pressure freezing processes are a novel emerging technology in food processing, offering significant improvements to the quality of frozen foods. To be able to simulate plateau times and thermal history under different conditions, a generalized enthalpy model of the high-pressure shift freezing process is presented. The model includes the effects of pressure on conservation of enthalpy and incorporates the freezing point depression of non-dilute food samples. In addition, the significant heat-transfer effects of convection in the pressurizing medium are accounted for by solving the two-dimensional Navier–Stokes equations. The next question is: is high-pressure shift freezing good also in the long run? A growth and coarsening model for ice crystals in a very simple food system will be discussed.


Previous Events


SIAM Opening Social

Thursday, 25th October, 5:00pm

Mathematical Institute Common Room, St Giles'

Come and meet the new SIAM Chapter committee over drinks and snacks in the Mathematical Institute common room!


Maths in the Real World

Wednesday, 2nd May, 5:00pm--6:30pm

Dartington House, SR1, Little Clarendon Street

The Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter committee would like to invite you to our Maths in the Real World event, which will consist of talks from two recent Oxford graduates about how they use mathematics in their careers. There will also be a chance to chat to the speakers over light food and drinks after their talks.
The event will take place in Dartington House Seminar Room 1 (DHSR1) on Wednesday 2 May and it will run from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Speakers and talk titles can be found below. We hope to see you there.

Anthony Lock (KPMG): Risking It: Modelling Credit-Portfolio Risk
Tyler London (TWI): Applications of Finite Element Analysis in Structural Integrity .

Download the event flyer here



Junior Applied Mathematics Seminars

Title:Singularity Methods in Stokes Flow: from Spheres to Sperm!
Speaker: Gemma Fay
When: Tue, 07/02
Time: 13:30
Place: DH 1st floor SR

JAMS stands for Junior Applied Mathematics Seminars. These bi-weekly student-run sessions provide an excellent forum for budding researchers to test out their presentational skills in a friendly environment. Biscuits are provided! Time table of JAMS for HT 2012 can be found here


Fajitas and Finance

Tuesday 7th February, 6pm-8pm

Dartington House, SR1, Little Clarendon Street

Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter invites you to an interactive workshop with Winton Capital. This event will involve a mathematical finance workshop lead by representatives from Winton Capital. Afterwards there will be the chance to socialise with other participants over fajitas and nibbles.

The workshop will require a laptop, although we have a limited number available to borrow. Places for this event are strictly limited to 40 - please follow the link below to sign up.

Sign up here.

Software installation instructions

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The 5th Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference
Feb. 2012

Vist our conference website for details

Pizza with Winton Capital

Tuesday 29th November,6pm

Mathematical Institute Common Room
24-29 St Giles, OX1 3LB

Winton capital is a computerised hedge fund management company based in London, Oxford and Hong Kong; they also sponsor the Oxford SIAM Student Chapter. They would like to meet scientists of all levels including undergraduates, postgraduates and postdocs. If you are interested in a career in financial services, please come along and talk to Winton Capital in an informal atmosphere.

Lots of free food and drink will be supplied! Anyone is welcome to the event, but it would be great if you could email siamsc@maths.ox.ac.uk to register your interest and give us an idea of numbers so that we can ensure enough food and drink.

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