Andreas Sojmark awarded the Bar-Ilan Young Researcher Prize in Financial Mathematics

Oxford Mathematician Andreas Sojmark, a DPhil student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations has been awarded the Bar-Ilan Young Researcher Prize in Financial Mathematics. The prize is awarded to a PhD student or early career postdoctoral researcher for an outstanding paper in financial mathematics submitted for the Third Bar-Ilan Confe

Registration for Part C Mathematics & Statistics Courses

In Part C each student shall offer a minimum of six units and a maximum of eight units from the schedule of units for Part C (see below), and each student shall also offer a dissertation on a statistics project.

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(a) Each student shall offer the double unit SB1.

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(c) Each student may offer a total of at most two units from SB4 and the schedule of ‘Other units’.

(d) Each student may offer at most one double unit which is an Extended Essay or Structured Project.

Notes: Units from the schedule of ‘Mathematics Department units’ for Part B of the Honour School of Mathematics are also available.  Students cannot offer both an Extended Essay and a Structured Project.

The twist and turns of curved objects - Oxford Mathematics research investigates the stability and robustness of everted spherical caps

Everyday life tells us that curved objects may have two stable states: a contact lens (or the spherical cap obtained by cutting a tennis ball, see picture) can be turned ‘inside out’. Heuristically, this is because the act of turning the object inside out keeps the central line of the object the same length (the centreline does not stretch significantly). Such deformations are called ‘isometries’ and the ‘turning inside out’ (or everted) isometry of a thin shell is often referred to as mirror buckling.

Tricks of the Tour - optimizing the breakaway position in cycle races using mathematical modelling

Cycling science is a lucrative and competitive industry in which small advantages are often the difference between winning and losing. For example, the 2017 Tour de France was won by a margin of less than one minute for a total race time of more than 86 hours. Such incremental improvements in performance come from a wide range of specialists, including sports scientists, engineers, and dieticians. How can mathematics assist us?

The ‘shear’ brilliance of low head hydropower

The generation of electricity from elevated water sources has been the subject of much scientific research over the last century. Typically, in order to produce cost-effective energy, hydropower stations require large flow rates of water across large pressure drops. Although there are many low head sites around the UK, including numerous river weirs and potential tidal sites, the pursuit of low head hydropower is often avoided because it is uneconomic.

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