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
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
Thursday, 19 January 2006
Tuesday, 3 January 2006
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.