|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.
|Monday, 30 November 2009||
Eligibility: early stage (1-2 postdoctoral positions), PhD must be submitted before 1st October 2009, citizenship restrictions (see guidelines for details)
Eligibility: early stage (1-2 postdoctoral positions), see guidelines for details
Eligibility: citizenship and residency restrictions (see guidelines for detail), PhD must be from different institution to where fellowship held
For researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of their choice.
Provides opportunities for academics in all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine, to be relieved of their teaching and administrative duties while conducting full-time research. Providing a reimbursement of the candidate's salary costs to their employing institution and research expenses worth up to £2,500.
EPSRC is particularly interested in projects that not only increase the public's awareness of science and engineering, but also include some level of dialogue between members of the public and scientists or engineers. Funding for starter grants will not exceed £20,000 full economic costs per award.
These support visits for collaborative research, either by the grantee to an institution in the UK or abroad, or by another mathematician to the home of the grantee. Up to £600 is available.
These grants are for organisers of mathematical conferences to be held in the UK. The current upper limit for grants is £6000.
|Thursday, 26 November 2009||
The 1st Columbia-Oxford Joint Workshop in Mathematical Finance will be held on 28-29 June, 2010, at Columbia, New York.
|Thursday, 19 November 2009||
|Sunday, 15 November 2009||
|Friday, 13 November 2009||
A (trial) remote access portal (RAP) has been setup to provide easier access to common resources simply via a web browser. The RAP website makes it easy to remotely access your files, start remote applications sessions, access journals websites etc. Please note that you need to have the Sun Java JRE installed on your machine for this to work. Most modern machines come with it pre-installed, but if you experience difficulties please get an updated version of the JRE from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp .
Authenticated SMTP has also been enabled on the departmental mail server. This may be of particular use to mobile users using an IMAP connection to read their email. Traditionally in such a situation sending email required a specific configuration depending on the location. With authenticated sending it is possible to simply configure the mail client to always send via the maths system.
Lastly a single web page http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/help/remote-access has been created which list the various options for remote access to email, files, applications and journals. In each section the top option is typically the easiest one to use.
|Wednesday, 11 November 2009||
Congratulations to Cornelia Drutu Badea on the award of the title Professor of Mathematics.
|Monday, 9 November 2009||
Endre Süli was elected Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts at the General Assembly of the Academy, which was held in Belgrade on 5th November.
The Academy, founded as the Serbian Royal Academy in 1886, is the Serbian national academy. It is the highest academic institution in the country, whose members are elected triennially.
This year's list of new Foreign Members also includes the President of the Czech Republic, the economist, Vaclav Klaus; the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt; and the Swedish Nobel Laureate, neurophysiologist, Torsten Wiesel.
|Friday, 6 November 2009||
In order to fix an important security vulnerability of the Linux kernel, most of the departmental services have been restarted this morning.
This has now been completed.