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Summer School - Patterns in Nature, Science and Art, 20 - 27 July 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Jan 15, 2019

Deadline: May 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2019 12:00 to Jul 27, 2019 12:00

Overview

Using only very basic mathematical notions, this course offers and introduction to fractals and their role in science, art, and the natural world. A hands-on session provides the oportunity to create beautiful fractal structures similar to those associated with turbulence.

Fees

Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00

Tutor

Marina Debattista has a PhD in Physics specialising in quantum field theory and is currently interested in the popularisation of science, and in particular the connection between art, literature, and physics.

Course aims

This course aims to provide an introduction to the concepts of fractals and chaotic behaviour in natural phenomena, man-made artifacts and in science.

Course Objectives:

  • To offer the basis of understanding of the notions of fractals in natural phenomena, scienceand art

  • To develop an understanding of fractals as tools of analysing complex patterns

  • To provide an overwiew of the role and applications of fractals

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students will be expected to:

  • be able to understand the basic principles of fractals and chaos
  • be able to communicate their understanding using the appropriate scientific terminology
  • be able to assess the validity and reliability of scientific information

Assessment methods

Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.

Application

Enrolment Online

  • Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.

  • Closing Date:

    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.

  • Payment:

    • Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

  • Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.

  • They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).

  • Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.

  • Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.

  • Closing Date:

    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019

  • Payments:

    • Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.

Confirmation and Further Information

Enrolment Online

Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.

  • A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.

  • A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Further Information

Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available. 

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/patterns-in-nature-science-and-art?code=O18I211MBR



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