Monday, 17 September 2007

New Departmental website launched

After several months of development the new departmental website was launched on Monday, September 17th.

The new website includes a professional design (by Paul Krüerke) as well as several new features. Most of the old content was imported but it still needs adaptation on certain pages.

However, this is only the first step, as we are in the process of developing further extensions to enhance and simplify the user experience. We are looking forward to receiving feedback, which can be sent to

Finally we would like to thank the developers and contributors of Drupal which is the framework behind the new website.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Teaching

The Mathematical Institute is pleased to announce the following awards for excellence in teaching.

  • Group award (Mathematical Finance team) - Dr Jeff Dewynne, Dr Ben Hambly, Dr Sam Howison, Dr Michael Monoyios, and Dr Christoph Reisinger
  • Individual awards - Dr Andrew Dancer, Dr Alan Day, Dr Anne Henke, Dr Glenys Luke, Dr Hilary Ockendon, Dr John Ockendon, Dr Zhongmin Qian
Friday, 14 September 2007

First issue of Oxford based journal: The Journal of Topology

The Journal of Topology will publish papers of high quality and significance in topology, geometry and adjacent areas of mathematics. Interesting, important and often unexpected links connect topology and geometry with many other parts of mathematics, and the editors welcome submissions on exciting new advances concerning such links, as well as those in the core subject areas of the journal.

The first issue is now available.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Tuesday, 17 July 2007

OxMOS / MULTIMAT Workshop on Microstructure

<p>From 2-5 September 2007 OxMOS (New Frontiers in the Mathematics of Solids) and MULTIMAT (Multi-scale modelling and characterisation for phase transformations in advanced materials) will hold a joint meeting on Microstructure at St Anne's College, Oxford. </p> <p>The main themes will be:</p> <ul><li>New tools and concepts for the modelling and mathematical analysis of multiscale problems,</li> <li>materials characterisation and understanding and/or computation.</li> </ul> <p>The programme will combine some longer talks by invited speakers (see below) and some shorter invited talks by participants. </p> <a href="/oxmos/multimat-ws/">Further information is available</a>.
Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Royal Society Hughes Medal

The 2007 Hughes Medal has been awarded to Professor Artur Ekert for his pioneering work on quantum cryptography and his many important contributions to the theory of quantum computation and other branches of quantum physics.

Further detail are available.

Monday, 25 June 2007

LMS Prizes 2007

Congratulations to:

  • Bryan Birch, who has been awarded the De Morgan Medal in recognition of his influential contributions to modern number theory. The LMS announcement says: `In particular, Professor Birch worked with Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, of the University of Cambridge, to create a new area of arithmetic algebraic geometry. Together they formulated the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjectures. Despite the best efforts of some of the greatest mathematical minds these remarkable conjectures are still open after 40 years and are amongst seven classic unsolved mathematical problems identified by the Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute is offering $1 million prizes for their proofs.'
  • Nikolay Nikolov, who has been awarded a Whitehead Prize for his significant contributions to group theory, in particular for several important advances in group theory, especially in profinite groups and asymptotic aspects of arithmetic groups and finite simple groups.
  • Oliver Riordan, who joins the Institute in October. He has also been awarded a Whitehead Prize, for his major contributions to graph polynomials, random graphs, extremal combinatorics, models of large-scale real-world graphs, and percolation theory.
Monday, 4 June 2007

The Fourth Oxford-Princeton workshop in Finance

<p> Oxford recently hosted the <a href="">fourth Oxford-Princeton workshop in Finance</a>, an offshoot of the Oxford-Princeton alliance. </p>
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Friday, 27 April 2007