Friday, 6 June 2014

Mason Porter wins 2014 Erdős–Rényi Prize

Associate Professor Mason Porter has won the 2014 Erdős–Rényi Prize. The prize is awarded to a selected young scientist (under 40 years old on the day of the nomination deadline) for their achievements in research activities in the area of network science, broadly construed. While the achievements can be both theoretical and experimental, the prize is aimed at emphasizing outstanding contributions relevant to the interdisciplinary progress of network science.

The prize awarding ceremony and lecture took take place in a special session at the conference portion of NetSci 2014 on Jun 2-6, 2014 in Berkeley California, at the Claremont Hotel and the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014

Oxford Mathematics Lectures: Professor Raymond Goldstein

Described by Alain Goriely as "a one-man scientific orchestra," Raymond Goldstein is Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge and an internationally recognised leader in the fields of biological physics and nonlinear dynamics. In this engaging lecture, 'Animalcules Redux: the Fantastic World of Microswimmers', he focuses on biological fluid dynamics.


Monday, 12 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014

Inside the mind of a mathematician - the Quillen Notebooks

During his long mathematical career, Dan Quillen, Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics in Oxford from 1984-2006, kept a set of detailed notes which give a day-to-day record of his mathematical research.  His notebooks have been digitised in a project funded by the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and made available to the mathematics community on the CMI website. Glenys Luke and Graeme Segal are working on cataloguing the material.  So far, the work has been completed up to the end of 1977.

Friday, 9 May 2014

The Andrew Wiles Building wins RIBA Award

The new Mathematical Institute here in Oxford is one of 11 buildings to have won an RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South Regional Award 2014.

Images courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects, © Will Pryce

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The mathematics of the Andrew Wiles building on Radio 4

This week's Radio 4 Inside Science programme includes a feature on the mathematics of the new Mathematical Institute here in Oxford. Professor Alain Goriely, Bruno Toledo from Architects Rafael Viñoly and Oxford Mathematics students discuss Penrose Tiling, arithmetical progressions and crystals.


Thursday, 8 May 2014

SIAM prize for Iain Smears

Iain Smears, a third-year D.Phil student in the Mathematical Institute here in Oxford and a member of Worcester College has won one of the three SIAM Student Paper Prizes this year for his journal article “Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Approximation of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations with Cordes Coefficients,” published in the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes will be awarded during the course of the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting, to be held July 7-11 in Chicago, Illinois.

Thursday, 24 April 2014