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The Newton Gateway to Mathematics (formerly
known as the Turing Gateway to Mathematics – TGM) provides impact at the University of
Cambridge in the UK. As a knowledge intermediary for the mathematical
sciences, it is overseen by the Isaac Newton Institute at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences
adjacent to the Isaac Newton Institute. The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is an intermediary
for knowledge exchange for both professional and academic users of mathematics. Each year the Newton Gateway organises multiple
events and workshops that feature expert speakers from various industries, governments and scientific
organisations that discuss mathematical technical and models, presented by leaders from diverse
backgrounds, such as the health care and finances.==Goals==
A primary function of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics is to provide a research site
and knowledge pool for the transfer, translation, exchange and dissemination of mathematical
knowledge and for specific problem solving. It brings together individuals and groups
with a deep interest in expanding knowledge about math and science. The organisation’s events attract international
attendees, from the UK and Europe as well as the USA. These events include programmes that can be
applied to industrial operations, academic research and community projects.==History==
The Newton Gateway to Mathematics began in 2013 seed financed by the University of Cambridge’s
Higher Education Innovation Funding. Subsequent funding came from corporate and
philanthropic partners. Originally named after the UK computer scientist
and mathematician Alan Turning (1912–1954), the initiative was set up as a gateway to
mathematics for people to gain a deeper insight on problem solving. It rebranded to become the Newton Gateway
to Mathematics in January 2019. Turing helped decrypt German military codes
for the UK government during World War II. Following the war he designed the Automatic
Computing Engine (ACE), an early electronic stored-programme computer based on a paper
Turing wrote in 1945 called “Proposed Electronic Calculator.”One of the first initiatives that
set programmes in motion at the Turing Gateway to Mathematics was the 1st UK workshop on
Optimisation in Space Engineering (OSE) in November 2013. Held in Birmingham, this workshop in association
with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the University of Southampton, discussed issues
for reaching technological solutions such as: interplanetary trajectory optimisation
non-circular spacecraft orbits landing trajectoriesA follow-up workshop on
Optimisation in Space Engineering laid the groundwork for identifying challenges in the
UK’s aerospace industry. A third OSE workshop in September 2015 planned
future workshops to further discuss problems and solutions for space engineering. In 2014 and 2015 a programme was presented
to explore solutions for the public sector, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (EPSRC). Following a launch event at the Royal Society
in London, subsequent events attracted delegates from government and academic organisations
to focus on mathematics and public policy issues. The main themes consisted of the following: mathematics for future cities systems
mathematical modelling of transport energy systems relating to modelling variability
environment and climate change probability modelling
health and society workshop associated with math insights
understanding data from various perspectives optimisation of immunisation programmes
ageing population preparation and shifting demographics
health and disability modellingThe Newton Gateway to Mathematics began publishing its
quarterly newsletter in January 2015. This publication keeps partners and other
interested individuals up to data on its events, programmes and workshops. Throughout its inception, the Newton Gateway
has played a key role in bringing together scientists to discuss various types of multimodal
clinical imaging that has addressed the challenges involved with solutions for cancer, heart
disease and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, among other major health concerns. Multimodality analysis has also been applied
to Big Data involving advanced concepts from biology to medicine at these gatherings. Cutting edge imaging technologies have been
showcased, such as multi-contrast magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), positron emission
tomography (PET) and dynamic imaging. This technology targets engineers, mathematicians,
biologists and other scientists who work with big data analytics. Over the years the Newton Gateway to Mathematics
has branched out into covering diverse themes that span the entire field of mathematics. With its acclaimed personnel and partners,
it aspires to be one of the most intriguing and informative centres for mathematical and
scientific knowledge sharing in the world. Its affiliation with the University of Cambridge,
one of the longest-running campuses of all time, and the Isaac Newton Institute, give
it a prestigious profile, which is why it attracts prominent experts in the fields of
math and science for speaking opportunities.In 2017, events that took place included the
Environmental Modelling in Industry Study Group, Developments in Healthcare Imagine
– Connecting with Academia, Data Sharing and Governance and the 2nd Edwards Symposium. In January 2019, the organisation rebranded,
changing its name to the Newton Gateway to Mathematics in order to avoid confusion with
other organisations.==Location and buildings==
The Newton Gateway is located at 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3, OEH, UK at the University
of Cambridge, about 50 miles north of London. The Faulkes Gatehouse, located within the
University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences Site, was financed by the Dill Faulkes
Educational Trust (DFET). Construction of the building, which consists
of a semi-circular room for seminars and three offices, was completed in June 2001. The seminar room has a capacity for 50 people. Two of the three offices are occupied by the
Newton Gateway to Mathematics.==Organisation and administration==
The Newton Gateway employs three full-time staff members, in which the Manager is responsible
to the Director of the Isaac Newton Institute. The Isaac Newton Institute’s Management Committee
oversees the budget for both the Gateway’s short-term and long-term fiscal planning,
while the Gateway to Mathematics’ staff handles day-to-day work. Ultimately, the Isaac Newton Institute’s Director
is head of the entire operation. The current staff, as of 2018, includes Manager
Jane Leeks, Knowledge Exchange Coordinator Clare Merritt and Events and Marketing Coordinator
Lissie Hope.==Profile and mission==
A major goal of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics is to widen overall access to mathematics
and accelerate learning curves for developing math skills. As a knowledge facilitator, the Gateway to
Mathematics helps connect experts with knowledge seekers, particularly business executives
who want to improve their companies with more efficient technology. The events cover a broad range of disciplines
related to science and mathematics. In other words, every area of maths is considered
in the Newton Gateway to Mathematics’ planning for knowledge sharing events. These events are designed to help attendees
learn solutions to organisational problems, frequently involving data management. Among the contributors are renowned scientists
like Onno Bokove, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, John Aston, Patrick Wolfe, Sofia Olhede, Sofia
Olhede, Mike Cates, Mike Cates, Raphael Blumenfeld or Mark Warner, FRS. While some meetings can be characterised as
industry conferences, others are more casual receptions for networking. Annual dinners also give members opportunities
to expand contacts and share information. As a catalyst to stimulate thinking on maths
problems, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics looks for innovative approaches to make maths
more understandable. This strategy, as an example, helps inject
new ideas into analysis of UK economic issues and managing health care data. Types of professionals who may be asked as
guest speakers include: accountants
medical professionals science community researchers
economists and financial analysts math professors
investors and fund managers banking professionals
government officials tax consultants and financial planners
technology leaders aerospace engineersThe Newton Gateway to Mathematics
sometimes partners with the external organisations to deliver Open for Business events. Another example of an event which involves
lunches, dinners and hotel accommodations, is the tribute to 20th century renowned applied
mathematics author Joseph “Joe” Keller in 2017. Supporters of programmes beyond Isaac Newton
Institute and University of Cambridge include University of Oxford, Cambridge University
Press, Schlumberger and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. One of the main ways for organisations and
individuals to get involved with the Newton Gateway to Mathematics and gain access to
its knowledge sharing activities is to become a member of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics
Partnership Scheme. Partners get to attend exclusive events where
they can network with academic, government and corporate representatives to gain further
insights on mathematical problem solving. The group organises about 15–20 events per
year. Additionally, partners can promote their brands
on the initiative’s website and newsletters, as well as get visibility in the Newton Gateway
to Mathematics’ Annual Report

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