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
Thursday, 26 April 2007

First Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics

<p>The first Brooke Benjamin Lecture in Fluid Dynamics will be given by Jerry Bona (University of Illinois, Chicago). The lecture will be at 5pm on Thursday 17 May, in L1 of the Mathematical Institute. </p> <p> All are warmly invited to attend the lecture and reception that follows. </p> <p> <a href="/notices/events/special/tbb/">Further information available</a>. </p>
Friday, 20 April 2007

Shaping the Future of Nonlinear PDEs in the UK: Consultation Meeting - 29 May 2007, LMS

<p> EPSRC has recently invested significant resources in nonlinear PDEs in the UK by making two Science and Innovation awards in this area. These, to be held in the University of Oxford and in the Maxwell Institute, Edinburgh (comprising the mathematics departments of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities), are designed to enhance the position of nonlinear PDEs throughout the UK. In addition to new posts in the three institutions, there will be a large programme of activities to benefit the entire UK nonlinear PDE community. Included in this programme are international conferences, workshops, instructional conferences/summer schools, activity groups/networks, and visitor programmes. </p> <p> The directorships of the two centres - the <em>Centre for Analysis and Nonlinear PDE</em> in the Maxwell Institute and the <em>Centre in the Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs</em> in Oxford - are now interested in ideas, suggestions and proposals from the UK PDE community for specific activities that could be undertaken by one of the two centres, or jointly, under the aegis of these programmes. It should be noted that there will be every opportunity for activities to take place outside Oxford and Edinburgh. </p> <p> At this time, the directors would like to invite views from groups and/or individuals on ways in which these two new centres can best help energize and be responsive to the UK nonlinear PDE community. Specifically they invite expressions of interest, ideas and suggestions under the following headings: </p> <ul> <li>International conferences;</li> <li>Workshops;</li> <li>Instructional conferences/summer schools;</li> <li>Activity groups/networks;</li> <li>Visitor programmes.</li> </ul> <p>We are not at this stage asking for full proposals.</p> <p> Contributions received by 15 May 2007 will be especially welcome. Please make such on at most two sides of A4, and send them to the directors by email (contact points below). </p> <p> In order to involve and consult the UK PDE community as widely as possible, we shall be holding a <a href="lms-pdes-agenda1.pdf">UK Nonlinear PDEs Scoping Consultation Meeting</a> open to all. This will take place on 29 May 2007 at the LMS, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS. The ideas and suggestions received prior to this meeting will help shape it, and the more concrete proposals for activities which will follow. See the <a href="lms-pdes-agenda1.pdf">agenda of the meeting</a> for further information. </p> <p> Colleagues planning to attend the meeting should indicate their participation by email to Laura Darling (<a href=""></a>). For more information, please contact one of the directors below. </p> <table class="twocolumnlayout"> <tr> <td class="twocolumnlayout"> John Ball (<a href=""></a>),<br> Director,<br> Centre in the Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs,<br> Mathematical Institute,<br> 24-29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB </td> <td class="twocolumnlayout"> Tony Carbery (<a href=""></a>) &amp;<br> Sergei Kuksin (<a href=""></a>),<br> Co-directors,<br> Centre for Nonlinear PDE,<br> Maxwell Institute,<br> Edinburgh </td> </tr> </table>
Friday, 9 March 2007

One-Day Combinatorics Meeting

<p> There will be a <a href="/combinatorics/one-day_meeting2007.html">one-day combinatorics meeting</a> on Wednesday, 14 March 2007. </p>
Thursday, 1 February 2007

Darwin Lectures on Identity

<p> Marcus du Sautoy will be giving one of this year's prestigious Darwin Lectures. The theme for the twenty second annual Darwin Lecture Series is IDENTITY. Other speakers include the conductor Christopher Hogwood. Marcus's lecture entitled MATHEMATICAL IDENTITY is at 5:30 pm on Friday 9th February The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge. </p> <p> <a href="">More details available</a> </p>