University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences

In the repertoire of modern mathematics, the subject of Geometry still occupies a central key position. Geometrical thinking dominates a great deal of creative mathematical research, in which a new theory begins with an intuitive visual idea, about the placement of objects in space, that is then transformed into a rigorous logical argument.

 

The DFET together with Nick Corfield paid for a Pavillion named The Faulkes Institute for Geometry which is located at the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences, in Cambridge, UK. The vibrant geometrical activity within the Institute will interact with the Mathematics Millennium Project, situated within in the Centre for Mathematical Science, to help encourage the teaching and learning of basic Geometry in British schools. The Trust also funded the entrance building to the Centre known as The Faulkes Gatehouse.

 

Images of both buildings can be seen at: http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/FIG/FIG-build.html