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.”

Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Colin Macdonald awarded the 2010 SIAM Richard C. DiPrima Prize

Colin Macdonald has been awarded the 2010 SIAM Richard C. DiPrima Prize, making him the 11th recepient of the award.

Jon Chapman, currently the Professor of Mathematics and its Applications and Director of the departmental research group OCIAM, is a former winner, being awarded the DiPrima prize in 1994.

The SIAM Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every other year to a junior scientist for outstanding research in applied mathematics based on the doctoral dissertation.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Muhammad Imran Qureshi Awarded a BMC/BAMC Student Talk Prize

Oxford DPhil student Muhammad Imran Qureshi received one of 4 prizes "for best talks given by students" at the Maths 2010 meeting (combined BMC/BAMC), held 6-9 April 2010 in Edinburgh. There was a total of 90 talks given by students at the meeting. Mr Qureshi is a student of Balazs Szendroi; his talk was entitled Some new families of Calabi-Yau 3-folds in weighted flag varieties.