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.
|Friday, 14 June 2013||
|Tuesday, 28 May 2013||
Congratulations to David Acheson who is to receive an Honorary D.Sc from the University of East Anglia, in recognition of his influential work in bringing mathematics to the general public. The degree will be conferred at a ceremony in July.
|Friday, 19 April 2013||
|Wednesday, 12 December 2012||
On 11/12/2012 Marcus du Sautoy received an honorary DSc from Queen Mary University of London today for services to mathematics and science.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy was named Honorary Doctor of Science by Professor Shahn Majid of Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences. Marcus du Sautoy is a TV and radio presenter, author, writer for the UK’s leading newspapers, the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He has lectured at Queen Mary on several occasions, including the First Drapers’ Lecture (2006) and the flagship William Harvey Day in 2010.
Professor du Sautoy says: “Queen Mary was the springboard for my career as a grown-up mathematician. Having completed my DPhil at Oxford, my first year as a post-doc was spent in the extremely stimulating environment of the mathematics department at Queen Mary. Since that time I have kept in contact with many of the mathematical friends I made during my time at the university. It is a great honour that Queen Mary has decided to recognise my contributions to mathematics and science with this award".
|Thursday, 1 November 2012||
Congratulations to John Ball, Bryan Birch, Marcus Du Sautoy, Roger Heath-Brown, Nigel Hitchin, Frances Kirwan, Ulrike Tillmann and Nick Trefethen, all of whom have been elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
|Friday, 28 September 2012||
Congratulations to Oxford student Jo French, who has won not only the Mathematics category but also the overall Student of the Year category at the SET Awards ceremony. The prize was for her project on Differential Operators on Base Affine Space. Her project supervisor, Kobi Kremnitzer, was thereby named Best Lecturer. There were more than 500 entries from more than 100 universities.
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012||
Sergey Nadtochiy, member of the Mathematical and Computational Finance Group and Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute has been awarded the 2012 SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering Junior Scientist Prize in recognition of his "impressive contributions to Mathematical Finance and original, sophisticated and rigorous mathematical analysis of challenging problems in volatility modelling and derivative pricing theory".
|Tuesday, 3 July 2012||
|Friday, 29 June 2012||
Congratulations to Dan Segal, who has been awarded the LMS Polya Prize for his major contributions to group theory, and to Sarah Waters, who has been awarded a Whitehead Prize for her contributions to physiological fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of artificially engineered tissues.
|Saturday, 16 June 2012||
Congratulations to three members of the Mathematical Institute who were recognised in the 2012 Teaching Awards exercise, held across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Jon Chapman and Kathryn Gillow won two of the four Individual Awards for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching respectively, and Martin Griffiths won the Project Award for his project on problem-solving for undergraduates.