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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

David Acheson to receive Honorary Degree from University of East Anglia

Congratulations to David Acheson who is to receive an Honorary D.Sc from the University of East Anglia, in recognition of his influential work in bringing mathematics to the general public. The degree will be conferred at a ceremony in July.

Friday, 19 April 2013
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Marcus du Sautoy receives honorary DSc from Queen Mary University of London

On 11/12/2012 Marcus du Sautoy received an honorary DSc from Queen Mary University of London today for services to mathematics and science.

Professor Marcus du Sautoy was named Honorary Doctor of Science by Professor Shahn Majid of Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences. Marcus du Sautoy is a TV and radio presenter, author, writer for the UK’s leading newspapers, the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He has lectured at Queen Mary on several occasions, including the First Drapers’ Lecture (2006) and the flagship William Harvey Day in 2010.

Professor du Sautoy says: “Queen Mary was the springboard for my career as a grown-up mathematician. Having completed my DPhil at Oxford, my first year as a post-doc was spent in the extremely stimulating environment of the mathematics department at Queen Mary. Since that time I have kept in contact with many of the mathematical friends I made during my time at the university. It is a great honour that Queen Mary has decided to recognise my contributions to mathematics and science with this award".

Further details available

Thursday, 1 November 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012

Success for Oxford at SET Awards

Congratulations to Oxford student Jo French, who has won not only the Mathematics category but also the overall Student of the Year category at the SET Awards ceremony. The prize was for her project on Differential Operators on Base Affine Space. Her project supervisor, Kobi Kremnitzer, was thereby named Best Lecturer. There were more than 500 entries from more than 100 universities.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sergey Nadtochiy wins 2012 SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize

Sergey Nadtochiy, member of the Mathematical and Computational Finance Group and Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute has been awarded the 2012 SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering Junior Scientist Prize in recognition of his "impressive contributions to Mathematical Finance and original, sophisticated and rigorous mathematical analysis of challenging problems in volatility modelling and derivative pricing theory".

See also http://www.oxford-man.ox.ac.uk/news/sergey-nadtochiy-wins-2012-siag-fme-junior-scientist-prize

Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012

LMS prizes for Dan Segal and Sarah Waters

Congratulations to Dan Segal, who has been awarded the LMS Polya Prize for his major contributions to group theory, and to Sarah Waters, who has been awarded a Whitehead Prize for her contributions to physiological fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of artificially engineered tissues.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

MPLS Teaching Awards for Jon Chapman, Kathryn Gillow and Martin Griffiths

Congratulations to three members of the Mathematical Institute who were recognised in the 2012 Teaching Awards exercise, held across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Jon Chapman and Kathryn Gillow won two of the four Individual Awards for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching respectively, and Martin Griffiths won the Project Award for his project on problem-solving for undergraduates.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Stephanie Crampin awarded British Society for History of Mathematics Essay Prize

St Hugh's undergraduate Stephanie Crampin has been awarded a national prize, the British Society for the History of Mathematics undergraduate essay prize. Stephanie took paper O1 (History of Mathematics) as one of her options this year.

The BSHM announcement follows:

"The BSHM is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of its undergraduate essay prize as Stephanie Crampin for an essay entitled The contribution of Évariste Galois to the founding of group theory and Nicole Johannesen for The application of mathematical understanding in the ancient Olympic Games. Stephanie is a third year student studying mathematics and philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford and Nicole a third year student studying mathematics at St Andrews University.

Though on very different topics the judging panel felt that amongst the submissions received, these two could not be separated in terms of overall standard and hence concluded two prizes should be awarded this year.

The Society was pleased with the range and quality of all the submissions it received this year with BSHM President, Professor Robin Wilson, stating 'I am very pleased that, in this the inaugural year of the undergraduate essay prize, the standard has been so high. This indicates not only the excellent standards of teaching of the history of mathematics in many universities across the UK, but also the creativity and enthusiasm of our undergraduates. We look forward to seeing another set of excellent submissions for the 2012-13 prize.'"

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