Take Part in a Three Minute Thesis Competition - Math

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

An 80,000 word thesis takes 9 hours to present. Can you present your thesis in 3 minutes, and that too with just one slide?

Jointly organised by the Department of Mathematics at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) and the LUMS Students Mathematics society, this competition gives participants three minutes and one static slide to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience.

Date: November 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue: 9-B2, SBASSE, LUMS


Masters or Doctoral students at LUMS whose work is research-based, and are working in any area that involves math and/or its applications.

Focal person

Dr. Ali Ashher Zaidi
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, SBASSE, LUMS
Email: ali.zaidi@lums.edu.pk

For more information or administrative assistance

Maryam Amir
Programme Coordinator
Department of Mathematics, SBASSE, LUMS
Email: maryam.amir@lums.edu.pk


1) It helps you develop communication and public speaking skills.
2) It enables you to communicate complicated research ideas in simple terms.
3) As mathematicians frequently interact and work with non-mathematicians in industry, this competition will help you to communicate with a non-technical audience.
4) It will enhance your CV and the profile of your work.

Competition rules

1) Only a single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
2) No slide transitions, animations or movement of any kind are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
3) No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
4) No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
5) Presentations are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes. Participants that exceed 3 minutes will be disqualified.
6) Presentations are to be in spoken word (i.e. no poems, raps or songs).