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Friday, 8 August 2008

Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Teaching 2008

We are pleased to announce the following awards:

Lifetime Achievement Awards go to Dr David Acheson and Dr Peter Neumann O.B.E.

A New Appointee Award goes to Prof Tom Witelski.

Teaching Development Awards go to Dr Jan Grabowski, Prof Roger Heath-Brown, Prof Alison Etheridge, Prof Victor Flynn, and Dr Anne Henke

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Recognition of Distinction

Congratulations to Michael Collins, John Lennox, and John Ockendon on the conferment of the title of Professor of Mathematics, and to Andrew Dancer and Xenia de la Ossa on the conferment of the title Reader in Mathematics.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Terry Lyons to present an IMS Medallion Lecture

Terry Lyons is to present an IMS Medallion Lecture at the 2010 SPA meeting in Osaka, Japan.

Each year eight Medallion Lecturers are chosen across all areas of statistics and probability by the IMS Committee on Special Lectures. The Medallion nomination is an honour and an acknowledgement of a significant research contribution to one or more areas of research.









Thursday, 17 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Monday, 7 July 2008
Monday, 30 June 2008

End of Year Summer Party

The Chairman of the Mathematical Institute invites you and your partner to an end of year Party to be held a the Mathematical Institute on Monday 14 July 2008 from 4.00 - 6.00 pm. Children welcome.

RSVP to Brenda Willoughby (2)73576 brenda@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Personal files are now accessible through the website

If you have a Maths Institute user account (not available for Webauth users), then after logging in to the website you will find a link "My Documents" in your User Menu. This will allow you to download/access your files from anywhere in the world.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Mathematical Institute Garden Party for Alumni

The Mathematical Institute Garden Party for Alumni will be held on Saturday 12th July 2008 at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

4.00pm Lecture (Mathematical Institute)

Professor Sir John Ball and Professor Marc Lackenby
"The Poincare conjecture"

Topology as a subject was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Henri Poincare. Early on, he formulated the conjecture that now bears his name, which deals with some fundamental aspects of 3-dimensional space. This notorious problem eluded many outstanding mathematicians for years, and was finally solved by Grigori Perelman in three papers that were posted on the web in 2002 and 2003. Perelman was later awarded a Fields Medal for his work, but chose to decline it. He has resigned his post at the Steklov Institute in St Petersburg and it is not known whether he is continuing to do research. The lecture will describe the mathematics behind the conjecture and the unusual events surrounding its proof.

5.30pm Garden Party Reception at St Anne's College

Last year over two hundred maths graduates of all ages turned up and they very much appreciated being able to talk to tutors at the Garden Party.

If you would like to attend lectures and/or the garden party please reply to Nims Damney, nims@maths.ox.ac.uk. There is no charge for faculty members but if you want to bring a guest we do ask for a contribution of £10.00 per head (which is what we are charging the alumni and their guests).


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To Miss Nims Damney

I will/will not be attending the lectures on Saturday 12th July 2008 .

I will/will not be attending the garden party.

I would like to bring ----- guests.

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