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Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Mason Porter awarded Young Investigator Award in the Physical Sciences and Engineering

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, has awarded Mason Porter the 2008 Young Investigator Award in the physical sciences and engineering. The award is to be accepted at the 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference that will take place November 20-23, 2008 in Washington, D.C..

The Award includes an honorarium of $5,000, a Certificate of Recognition, and the opportunity to present the 2008 Young Investigator Award Lecture at the Society’s Annual Meeting to an audience of distinguished scientists and engineers as well as 200-250 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the Student Research Conference.

This selection marks the eleventh presentation of the Young Investigator Award. The Society’s Board of Directors established the Award in 1996 “to recognize researchers in the early stages of their careers whose outstanding contributions best exemplify the ideals of Sigma Xi.” The Award recognizes individuals within 10 years of earning their highest graduate degree for their scientific achievements, interdisciplinary research, and the ability to communicate the significance of their achievements to the public. The Award recognizes the physical sciences and engineering in even numbered years and the life and social sciences in odd numbered years.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Teaching

The Mathematical Institute is pleased to announce the following awards for excellence in teaching.

  • Group award (Mathematical Finance team) - Dr Jeff Dewynne, Dr Ben Hambly, Dr Sam Howison, Dr Michael Monoyios, and Dr Christoph Reisinger
  • Individual awards - Dr Andrew Dancer, Dr Alan Day, Dr Anne Henke, Dr Glenys Luke, Dr Hilary Ockendon, Dr John Ockendon, Dr Zhongmin Qian
Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Royal Society Hughes Medal

The 2007 Hughes Medal has been awarded to Professor Artur Ekert for his pioneering work on quantum cryptography and his many important contributions to the theory of quantum computation and other branches of quantum physics.

Further detail are available.

Monday, 25 June 2007

LMS Prizes 2007

Congratulations to:

  • Bryan Birch, who has been awarded the De Morgan Medal in recognition of his influential contributions to modern number theory. The LMS announcement says: `In particular, Professor Birch worked with Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, of the University of Cambridge, to create a new area of arithmetic algebraic geometry. Together they formulated the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjectures. Despite the best efforts of some of the greatest mathematical minds these remarkable conjectures are still open after 40 years and are amongst seven classic unsolved mathematical problems identified by the Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute is offering $1 million prizes for their proofs.'
  • Nikolay Nikolov, who has been awarded a Whitehead Prize for his significant contributions to group theory, in particular for several important advances in group theory, especially in profinite groups and asymptotic aspects of arithmetic groups and finite simple groups.
  • Oliver Riordan, who joins the Institute in October. He has also been awarded a Whitehead Prize, for his major contributions to graph polynomials, random graphs, extremal combinatorics, models of large-scale real-world graphs, and percolation theory.
Sunday, 17 December 2006

Rosemary Dyson wins Divisional Prize for Student Talk

OCIAM student Rosemary Dyson has won a prize in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Student Prize Symposium for her presentation, "The Mathematics of Curtain Coating".

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

John Ockendon awarded the 2006 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 was awarded to John Ockendon. John will be the guest lecturer at the IMA 2007 Summer Lecture on 27 June 2007, when he will be presented with his gold medal.

Friday, 18 August 2006

Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Teaching

We are please to announce the following awards:

Individual achievement

  • Prof. Jon Chapman
  • Dr Janet Dyson
  • Dr Karin Erdmann
  • Dr Ben Hambly
  • Dr Keith Hannabuss
  • Prof. Roger Heath-Brown
  • Dr Peter Howell
  • Dr Sam Howison
  • Prof. Marc Lackenby
  • Prof. Hilary Priestley
  • Prof. Terry Lyons
  • Prof. Alex Wilkie

Course development

  • Integration (Prof. Alison Etheridge)
  • Maple
  • Organisation by subject of past examination questions (small pilot)
Monday, 10 July 2006

Recognition of Distinction

Congratulations to Professor Victor Flynn, Professor Marc Lackenby, Professor Hilary Priestley, and Professor Alex Scott on the award of the title of Professor, and to Dr John Lennox on the award of the title of Reader.

Wednesday, 5 July 2006

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