Applied math PhD student Kevin Church and MMath students Laura Chandler and Petar Simidzija won first, second, and third place (in a tie) in the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Math Faculty Heats held on Wednesday, February 28. In this competition, graduate students have three minutes and one slide to explain the significance of their thesis research to a non-specialist audience. The winning talks were:

1. Kevin Church: How advances in stability and bifurcation theory will affect your daily commute

2. Laura Chandler: The storm of the century: Modelling wind storms in Ontario

3. Petar Simidzija: Entangling atoms using light (tied with Taylor Hornby from Computer Science)

Kevin will represent the Faculty of Mathematics at the university-wide competition on March 21, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm in Modern Languages Theatre of the Arts.