|Dr Joan Lasenby of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge,
will be giving a public lecture at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, on April 4th, 2002 at 6.30 pm. As
part of the 'Maths in Action' programme, which aims to demonstrate the power of mathematics and its
applications in everyday situations, Joan will be introducing sixth formers and an interested lay-public to
the delights of Euclidean geometry. She will explain the mathematical system of geometric algebra and how it
can be applied in examples as diverse as computer vision, robotics and the study of humans walking on the now
famous, no-longer-wobbly, Millennium Bridge.
These applications reflect Joan's major research interests at CUED, where she is a Royal Society University
Research Fellow, and a college lecturer for Trinity College.