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4th November, 2015

Chess at 200mph: the game of Formula 1 strategy

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4th November, 2015
18:15 -19:30
Windsor Building Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham Hill TW20 0EX Egham United Kingdom
FREE - please pre-register

Gareth Griffith
Feature film and major sports software specialist and Media Arts alumnus

Gareth’s specialist software products have been used in over 500 feature films including consecutive visual effects Oscar winners for over a decade from Jurassic Park to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His products continue to be seen daily producing the maps used on most news broadcasts around the world. They have also won two Queen’s Awards for Export Achievement and Innovation.

Since 2008, Gareth has run SBG Sports Software, developing software for data visualisation and analysis in several elite sports – most notably in Formula One where the company develops the race strategy software for the current World Championship winning team, and the incident analysis and race management software for Formula One race control. His talk will cover the various fields he has worked in and will then concentrate on a discussion of some of the mathematical techniques behind race strategy in Formula 1.

Coulter McDowell Lecture

Admission is free.

There is no need to book but for catering purposes it would be helpful to pre-register here.

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