This year the British Topology Meeting will take place in Merton College, Oxford, from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th of September 2010. We hope that the meeting will be an opportunity to reinforce the strengths of the community of British topology and we aim to represent many of the facets of current topology. For more information please see the BTM webpage.
|Wednesday, 24 February 2010||
|Tuesday, 16 February 2010||
Nomura International plc has recently renewed its sponsorship with an uplifted funding for the Nomura Centre for Mathematical Finance (NCMF) at the Mathematical Institute, for another five years, starting from April 2010. Xunyu Zhou, Nomura Professor of Mathematical Finance and the Director of NCMF, says, We are very pleased with the continuing partnership between Oxford and Nomura, which has become exemplary for academic-industry collaborations. It is also a great vote of confidence from Nomura in the rapidly expanding Mathematical Finance group in Oxford. The new funding will support among others the Nomura Chair, 2 Nomura Research Fellows, the annual Nomura Lecture, the weekly Nomura Seminar series, and academic visitors to the Centre.
|Tuesday, 2 February 2010||
Eligibility: Funding for at least 40 3.5-year PhD studentships for businesses to take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. This is a limited competition and
Eligibility: Undergraduate student applicants must be registered for a first degree at Oxford in a subject that falls within the remit of EPSRC and must be in the middle years of their degree. The vacation bursary cannot be used as a bridge between undergraduate degree and PhD or other work, therefore students in their final year are not eligible. Students should be on track to receive at least a 2:1 classification.
Eligibility: Awarded to outstanding scholars or practitioners who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise. Prizes are worth £70,000.
Eligibility: Companies and university research groups who wish to develop strong working relationships by engaging a dedicated postgraduate researcher to work on a specific project. Interns will receive £1,500 per month for the duration of the project.
Eligibility: Recognition of researchers with an outstanding record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology. The award includes a prize worth £2,000 and a travel or conference grant worth up to £1,500.
Eligibility: Applicants may be either researchers having been awarded a doctorate - either recently or some years ago, or students close to submitting or having just submitted their thesis. (Their application will be examined and a grant given on condition that their doctorate is awarded and they commence their postdoc within 12 months). The proposed research must fall within the scope of one of the themes for 2010 set by the AXA Scientific Board, viz.
Eligibility: Funding is available to support research projects requiring longer timescales, extensive resources, or multidisciplinary approaches. Applications must be valued at a full economic cost of £2million and above for a duration of up to five years.
Eligibility: The scheme aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia. Fellowships provide a salary as well as research expenses up to £2,000 per annum.
Eligibility: These awards are designed to enable international collaboration by providing mobility grants for researchers and members of their research teams to cover travel, subsistence and research. The Project Leaders must be from academia, of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible organisation which, if it is the latter, continues at least for the duration of the project. Collaborations should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based outside the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application and the collaboration should involve bilateral visits between the UK and the country with which the overseas collaborator is based.
|Tuesday, 19 January 2010||
The 2010 JPBM Communications Award is made to Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.
The JPBM (Joint Policy Board for Mathematics) is an umbrella organization for four major American mathematical societies: the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The JPBM Communications Award was established in 1988 to recognize journalists, mathematicians, and others who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences. The award recognizes a significant accumulated contribution to the public understanding of mathematics.
For the past fifteen years Professor du Sautoy has complemented his love of mathematical discovery with a passion for communicating mathematics to a broad public. He has reached hundreds of thousands through his books, television shows, and hundreds of articles and appearances in newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. His 2003 book on the Riemann Hypothesis, entitled "The Music of the Primes", is a best-seller which has been translated into 10 languages. In his 2008 book "Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature", du Sautoy guides the reader through groups and symmetry, from Babylonia to moonshine theory, while at the same time giving an engaging glimpse into mathematicians' minds. His four part television, the Story of Maths, presents a fascinating look at the development of mathematics from the design of the pyramids in Egypt to Perelman's proof of Poincaré's Conjecture.
Whether it is talking about Beckham's choice of number on a sports radio program, explaining the work of the Abel prize winner on Norwegian television, writing a weekly math column for the London Times, hosting a television game show based on math puzzles, or delivering the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Marcus du Sautoy invariably seizes opportunities to make mathematics more accessible and more appealing.
|Monday, 11 January 2010||
Eligibility: Undergraduates, Postdoctoral Research Assistants and University Lecturers (early career) registered at a UK Institution. Bursaries will not be awarded for projects that are part of degree work or expeditions, or that take place overseas for more than 50% of the project time.
Eligibility: This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research. Grants provide a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs.
This award enables scientists to develop research ideas to a stage where commercial opportunities (eg licensing, seed or equity funds) can be secured.
The aim of this call is to invite participants for an interdisciplinary sandpit focused on the development of geoengineering technologies. It is expected that up to £3.5million will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.
These support postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a break of at least two years.
This meeting is held in July and usually lasts 10 days with up to around 70 participants from different branches of mathematics. Preliminary proposals are made approximately two years in advance of the meeting. Prospective organisers should read the guidance notes (see weblink below). Each symposium is funded by a substantial EPSRC research grant.
These can be research workshops held anywhere in the UK and are an opportunity for a small group of active researchers to work together for a concentrated period, on a specialised topic. There is no prescribed format for the workshop but it is expected that the number of participants will be no more than 40 and could be as low as 10, meeting for a period of one week or more.
The principal aim of the programme is to provide training for postgraduate students in core areas of mathematics. It is expected that the course will be accessible to first year research students not least to accommodate students from related areas. Prospective organisers should refer to the sponsor guidelines (see weblink below) and contact the Short Course Facilitator, Dr Riaz Ahmad (email@example.com) in the first instance.
This programme supports researchers wishing to further collaboration with research groups in other countries not covered by bilateral agreements. The grants are for visits of one to four weeks' duration. The society will provide funding to cover travel, visa, subsistence and accommodation costs.
These awards support postgraduate researchers working on new industrial-academic collaborations in mathematics. In general the funders are looking for projects that combine a significant mathematical research challenge with the prospect of commercial impact.
|Thursday, 31 December 2009||
|Thursday, 17 December 2009||
|Friday, 11 December 2009||
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|Wednesday, 9 December 2009||
The 2010 Nomura Lecturer is John Campbell from Harvard. The lecture will take place in the late afternoon on the 20th May 2010 (Thursday).
|Tuesday, 8 December 2009||
Nick Trefethen, Professor of Numerical Analysis, has been announced as the President-Elect of SIAM.