Inerters and Formula 1: ICMS public lecture

General event

Inerters and Formula 1: ICMS public lecture

  • Event time: 6:00pm
  • Event date: 22nd July 2014
  • Speaker: (Cambridge University)
  • Location: International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 15 South College Street

Event details

During the Week 21-25 July 2014, ICMS will host a workshop on Function Theory in several complex variables in relation to modelling uncertainty.  As part of the workshop there will be a Public Lecture.

Inerters and Formula 1

The talk will discuss and demonstrate a new mechanical device introduced by the speaker, called the inerter. The theoretical origin of the idea, its confidential development by the McLaren Formula One team, its exposure to the public in the aftermath of the 2007 Formula One spy espionage controversy, and its subsequent adoption as a standard component in Formula One and other branches of motorsport, will be described. An accessible introduction to the historical background in control theory and mathematics of electrical circuits will be included.


Doors will open at 5.30pm. The talk will be followed by an informal wine reception.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

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