Friday, 22 November 2013

Dr Chris Breward wins an Oxford University Impact Award

Congratulations to Dr Chris Breward who has won his award for promotion of the 'impact, engagement and exploitation agenda.' Chris has driven forward individual contacts with industry, notably Oxford Mathematics' relationship with BP as well as materially encouraging a wider culture of engagement. Chris also led, together with Professor Colin Please, our successful bid for the funding of a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling which will train the next generation of applied mathematicians to fill critical roles in industry and academia.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Oxford Mathematics undergraduate William Perry wins SET Best Mathematics Student prize

The Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards (SET) are established as Europe's most important awards for science and engineering undergraduates. This year the Award for the Best Mathematics Student, judged by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, goes to William Perry, Keble College, University of Oxford, for Spin two-dimensional local field theories.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Jackie Stedall wins the British Society for the History of Mathematics 2013 Neumann Prize

The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) has announced the winner of the 2013 Neumann Prize. This prize, named after Oxford mathematician and past BSHM President Dr Peter Neumann, OBE, is awarded every two years for the best mathematics book containing historical material and aimed at a non-specialist readership.

The 2013 winner is Jackie Stedall, of Oxford University, for her book The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012). The nominating committee praised the book as "stimulating, very well written, and very suitable for the 'general reader', also containing many new and perceptive remarks about how to approach the subject". The award was made at a joint BSHM-Gresham College meeting on 31 October.

Friday, 11 October 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013

Six Oxford Mathematicians are invited to speak at the ICM 2014

The scientific programme of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 has been announced. Many congratulations to Ben Green and Jonathan Pila who have been invited to give two of the plenary lectures, and to Konstantin ArdakovDavid Conlon, Terry Lyons and Tom Sanders who have been invited to give section lectures. The ICM 2014 will take place in Seoul, Korea, August 13-21.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Steve Shkoller and John Wettlaufer receive Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards

The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 22 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders. Professors Steve Shkoller and John Wettlaufer from Oxford Mathematics were among the awardees, Steve for his analysis of moving free-boundary problems in fluid dynamics and John for his work on applicable physical mathematics at the interface.

Monday, 12 August 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013

Marcus Du Sautoy to receive an honorary degree from the University of Liverpool

Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford has been awarded an honourary degree by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his making mathematical sciences accessible to a wider audience. The honorary degree will be conferred during a week of ceremonies at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday, 15 July.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Nick Trefethen, Frances Kirwan, Fernando Alday and Tom Sanders awarded LMS prizes for 2013

The winners of the London Mathematical Society Prizes for 2013 were announced at the Society meeting on 5 July 2013:

Professor Nick Trefethen has been awarded the Naylor Prize and Lectureship in Applied Mathematics on account of his exceptional contributions to Numerical Analysis and his undoubted ability to communicate this fascinating and central subject to a wider audience.

Professor Frances Kirwan is awarded a Senior Whitehead Prize for her work on geometric invariant theory and the geometry and topology of moduli spaces. Professor Kirwan has introduced many fundamental techniques and applied them to solve several outstanding problems, particularly involving moduli spaces of bundles.

Professor Fernando Alday is awarded a Whitehead Prize for his work on properties of supersymmetric gauge theory, and its connections with two dimensional conformal field theory and with string theory in anti-de-Sitter space.

Dr Tom Sanders is awarded a Whitehead Prize for his spectacular results in additive combinatorics and related areas. In particular he is recognised for his paper obtaining the best known upper bounds for sets of integers containing no 3-term arithmetic progressions, for his work dramatically improving bounds connected with Freiman's theorem on sets with small doubling, and for other results in additive combinatorics and harmonic analysis.

Friday, 14 June 2013

MPLS Teaching Awards for Fernando Alday, Philip Maini and Greg Gyurko

Congratulations to three members of the Mathematical Institute who were recognised in the 2013 Teaching Awards exercise, held across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Fernando Alday and Philip Maini won two of the four Individual Awards for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching respectively, and Greg Gyurko won the Special Category Award for Support Staff.