Aberdeen pupils are set to put their maths skills under the magnifying glass in a technology masterclass this weekend.
Students from Aberdeen City and Shire will take part in The Mathematics of Blood Spatter – how trigonometry can solve a murder on Saturday, presented by Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Forensic Services as part of the TechFest’s Maths Masterclass series.
The event will explore the formation of blood droplets in blood spatter, how the surface area and volume of spherical blood droplet can be significant and how trigonometry can be used to calculate where blood spatter was directed from at a crime scene.
Chris Gannicliffe, who is lead forensic scientist at SPA Forensic Services, said: “This is an interactive look at some of the analysis used by forensic scientists in a crime scene and a great introduction to anyone looking to pursue a career in forensics.”
The schools taking part in the Maths Masterclasses 2018 include Peterhead Academy, Turriff Academy and Aboyne Academy.