Monday, 1 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009

The course system now supports plain TeX

A few people have asked if it would be possible for the course material system to accept plain TeX in addition to LaTeX for the automatic compilation. We are now happy to report that this feature has been implemented and plain TeX users don't need to (and shouldn't) submit a PDF anymore.
Friday, 8 May 2009

Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics at Pembroke College

Pembroke College wishes to appoint an eight-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, for the period 1st September 2009 to 31st August 2010, with the possibility of renewal for the following academic year. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of topics, mostly in Pure Mathematics. In addition to the eight hours of tutorial teaching, the lecturer will be required to work in conjunction with the Fellows in Mathematics in arranging teaching and in the admissions process. The stipend for this post will be £16,101 to £18,122 per annum depending on experience and the lecturer will be provided with shared use of a teaching room. In addition, the successful applicant will be entitled to a Tutors Allowance and certain lunching and dining rights.

Further particulars are available by contacting Lynn Wilkinson at Pembroke College ( Applicants should submit four copies of their application and curriculum vitae to the Academic Registrar, Pembroke College, Oxford, OX1 1DW ( by Monday 11th May 2009. They should also ask two referees to send references to the Academic Registrar by the same deadline. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 19th May 2009.

Pembroke College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Friday, 1 May 2009

John Ockendon, Nick Trefethen and Nick Gould honoured with SIAM Fellowships

SIAM membership approved the SIAM Fellows Program in 2008 to designate as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM.

SIAM has named 183 Fellows for key contributions to applied mathematics and computational science in 2009 including John Ockendon, Nick Trefethen and Nick Gould.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Andrew Lo delivers the 2009 Nomura Lecture

Andrew Lo, Harris and Harris Group Professor of Finance at MIT, delivers the 2009 Nomura Lecture entitled "Kill all the quants? Model vs. Mania in the current financial crisis" on 19th May 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Ubuntu Linux Firefox update

Due to a security hole, Firefox needs to be updated on all Linux machines today. The updates will occur on all desktops between 5pm and 10pm today. There is no action required, but you might notice that you get error messages when browsing the web. In this case simply close all Firefox windows and restart Firefox again. That should clear all the problems.
Friday, 24 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Mothers in Science

On Tuesday 3rd February 2009, the Royal Society held an event to celebrate the work of the past winners of the Rosalind Franklin Award. This event also marked the launch of the latest project to be completed by Professor Ottoline Leyser, winner of the 2007 Rosalind Franklin Award. This was a book publishing the professional and personal time lines of 64 senior ranking female scientists working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The book is entitled Mothers in Science: 64 ways to have it all. Three of the featured individuals are Oxford Mathematicians Frances Kirwan (on page 30), Ulrike Tillmann (on page 45) and Alison Etheridge (on page 57).

Friday, 10 April 2009

Raphaël Rouquier wins the 2009 Adams Prize

The Adams Prize is awarded jointly each year by the Faculty of Mathematics and St John's College Cambridge to a young (normally under 40 years of age), UK-based researcher doing first class international research in the Mathematical Sciences.

This year's topic was Representation Theory, and the Prize has been awarded to Professor Raphaël Rouquier of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Professor Timothy Pedley, Chairman of the Adams Prize Adjudicators, said:

The quality, depth and influence of Professor Rouquier's work is already highly impressive. He has a long list of fundamental results, extending back to the late 1990s, on both the two main areas of representation theory: representations of general finite-dimensional algebras and derived categories, and representations of Lie groups in various forms.

Every one of the six papers submitted by Professor Rouquier has already had a major impact, despite the fact that no fewer than four of them were published in 2008 alone.

For further information see the original Cambridge University news article