Thursday, 4 May 2006

Gareth Jones wins SIAM UK-Ireland presentation prize

Gareth Jones was one of three students given prizes at the 2006 BAMC by SIAM UK-Ireland for a postgraduate presentation. It was entitled "Buckling of a spherical shell embedded in an elastic matrix with a uniaxial stress field at infinity".

Thursday, 9 March 2006
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Monday, 12 September 2005

Marcus du Sautoy awarded Sartorius Prize

Marcus du Sautoy is awarded the Sartorius Prize for 2005 by the Academy of Science in Gottingen for his book The Music of the Primes. The prize is awarded for an outstanding recent publication which increases public understanding of science and technology.

Friday, 15 July 2005

New Fellows of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Nick Trefethen of the Computing Laboratory's Numerical Analysis Group on his election to a Fellowship of the Royal Society; also to Richard Ward of the University of Durham. Richard did his DPhil at the Institute under Roger Penrose, and was a JRF at Merton from 1977 to 1978.

It is very pleasing news that Raoul Bott has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. In the past, he was a frequent visitor to Michael Atiyah's group at the Institute.

Friday, 15 July 2005

2005 LMS Whitehead Prize

Dr Bernd Kirchheim of the University of Oxford was awarded a Whitehead Prize for his fundamental work in several areas of real analysis. His results in geometric measure theory include a proof that rectifiable metric spaces have density one, a metric differentiation theorem, and a surprisingly powerful extension with Ambrosio of the Federer-Fleming theory of currents to general metric spaces. His results in the calculus of variations include a proof that the quasiconvex envelope of a continuously differentiable function remains continuously differentiable and a complete solution to the problem of existence of non-trivial Lipschitz self-maps of the plane whose gradients attain only finitely many values.

Friday, 15 July 2005

Marcus du Sautoy awarded Peano Prize 2005

Marcus du Sautoy has been awarded a literary prize in Italy, the Peano Prize 2005 for the most readable book about mathematics published in Italian. Previous recipients have included Alain Connes and Keith Devlin.

Monday, 25 April 2005

Marcus du Sautoy awarded a Senior Media Fellowship

Marcus du Sautoy has been awarded a Senior Media Fellowship from the EPSRC. The fellowship will run for three years starting in October 2005. The aim of the fellowship is to continue the Institute's outreach activity by promoting mathematics on radio, TV and through the print media.

Monday, 8 November 2004

Prof. Frances Kirwan awarded an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship

Frances Kirwan has been awarded an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship for five years, starting at Easter 2005. (The EPSRC usually awards three such fellowships each year in engineering and the physical sciences). She will be working on a research project in algebraic geometry, studying moduli spaces of complex algebraic curves.