The Story of Lewis Fry Richardson

On Tuesday 19th June 2018, the Society and Grange Academy invited Professor Tony Mulholland (Head of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde) to come and address 5th and 6th year maths and science students from schools across East Ayrshire. Grangelecture300The title of his address was “Lewis Fry Richardson”. This was the story of a man who applied his mathematical abilities to a range of challenges before, during and after the last world war. Lewis Fry Richardson’s two most significant contributions were algorithms to predict likelihood of was and fractals. However he made significant contributions to other areas of mathematics, science and engineering.

This was a most inspiring lecture by Professor Mulholland and was very timely in so far it was the time of year when students start their advanced studies in maths and science.