Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gui-Qiang G. Chen awarded SIAG/APDE Prize

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, USA) awards the SIAG/Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Prize (one prize every two years) to the authors of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the committee, on a topic in Partial Differential Equations published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the four calendar years preceding the year of the award.

The committee wishes to recognize Gui-Qiang G. Chen and Mikhail Feldman for their paper, "Global Solutions of Shock Reflection by Large-Angle Wedges for Potential Flow," Annals of Mathematics, Volume 171, Issue 2 (2010), 1067-1182, "in which they proved the existence and stability of a solution for the equations of two-dimensional compressible gas dynamics, for the case of a shock reflection from a wedge. This problem, originating with work of Ernst Mach, has long defied careful mathematical analysis."

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Tissue and Cell Engineering Society has awarded its Early Stage Investigator prize to Rebecca Shipley, of OCIAM

The Tissue and Cell Engineering Society has awarded its Early Stage Investigator prize to Rebecca Shipley, of OCIAM; Becky is also a JRF at Christ Church. Her research involves the use of mathematical modelling techniques in medical systems. Her talk was entitled 'Fluid and mass transport modelling to drive the design of cell-packed hollow fibre bioreactors'.

See for further details.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Jim Murray to receive Leonardo da Vinci Award of the European Academy of Sciences

Professor Jim Murray, former member of the Mathematical Institute and founder of the Centre for Mathematical Biology, will be presented with the 2011 Leonardo da Vinci Award of the European Academy of Sciences at a ceremony in Milan on 11th November.

See (Jim's citation is on page 5) for further details.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Kostas Zygalakis and Richard Norton win 2011 Leslie Fox Prizes

Kostas Zygalakis (OCCAM) and Richard Norton (OxMoS) were awarded second prizes in the 2011 Leslie Fox Prize competition in Numerical Analysis. For details of the prize, and of the prize-winners' talks, see . Kostas works on numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, and Richard works on convergence analysis of planewave expansion methods for Schroedinger operators with discontinuous periodic potentials.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011

Jonathan Pila receives a 2011 Clay Research Award

It was announced on March 22 2011 that Jonathan Pila is to receive a Clay Research Award for his resolution of the André-Oort Conjecture in the case of products of modular curves. This work gives the first unconditional proof of fundamental cases of these general conjectures beyond the original theorem of André concerning the product of two such curves. The foundational techniques that Pila developed to achieve this breakthrough range from results in real analytic geometry which give sharp upper bounds for the number of rational points of bounded height on certain analytic sets, to the use of O-minimal structures in mathematical logic.

The award will be presented at the 2011 Clay Research Conference, to be held May 16-17 at Harvard University in Science Center Lecture Hall A.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Nick Trefethen awarded the 2010 IMA Gold Medal

The IMA Gold Medal is awarded in alternate years in recognition of outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications over a period of years. This year the medal has been awarded to Nick Trefethen. The medal will be presented on 29 June 2011.

Thursday, 16 September 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010

Bill Morton wins the 2010 De Morgan Medal

Warm congratulations to Bill Morton, who has won the 2010 De Morgan Medal.

The De Morgan Medal is the most prestigious prize of the London Mathematical Society (LMS)

Professor Morton’s work concerns understanding the flow of liquids and his results have influenced a wide range of fields, from weather forecasting to the design of power stations and from the development of aircraft engines to the growth of scientific computing.

LMS president Professor Angus MacIntyre FRS, said, “A hallmark of Professor Morton's work is the creation of original, elegant mathematics in the service of real-world applications. The London Mathematical Society is proud to honour a mathematician who has changed the way we look at the numerical analysis of partial differential equations through his world-leading research results, his vision and his dynamic leadership qualities.”