Awards & Prizes News

European Mathematical Society Prize for Tom Sanders

Tom Sanders has been awarded one of the ten EMS prizes awarded every four years to outstanding young mathematicians.

LMS prizes for Dan Segal and Sarah Waters

Congratulations to Dan Segal, who has been awarded the LMS Polya Prize for his major contributions to group theory, and to Sarah Waters, who has been awarded a Whitehead Prize for her contributions to physiological fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of artificially engineered tissues.

MPLS Teaching Awards for Jon Chapman, Kathryn Gillow and Martin Griffiths

Congratulations to three members of the Mathematical Institute who were recognised in the 2012 Teaching Awards exercise, held across the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Jon Chapman and Kathryn Gillow won two of the four Individual Awards for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching respectively, and Martin Griffiths won the Project Award for his project on problem-solving for undergraduates.

Stephanie Crampin awarded British Society for History of Mathematics Essay Prize

St Hugh's undergraduate Stephanie Crampin has been awarded a national prize, the British Society for the History of Mathematics undergraduate essay prize. Stephanie took paper O1 (History of Mathematics) as one of her options this year.

The BSHM announcement follows:

"The BSHM is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of its undergraduate essay prize as Stephanie Crampin for an essay entitled The contribution of Évariste Galois to the founding of group theory and Nicole Johannesen for The application of mathematical understanding in the ancient Olympic Games. Stephanie is a third year student studying mathematics and philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford and Nicole a third year student studying mathematics at St Andrews University.

Though on very different topics the judging panel felt that amongst the submissions received, these two could not be separated in terms of overall standard and hence concluded two prizes should be awarded this year.

The Society was pleased with the range and quality of all the submissions it received this year with BSHM President, Professor Robin Wilson, stating 'I am very pleased that, in this the inaugural year of the undergraduate essay prize, the standard has been so high. This indicates not only the excellent standards of teaching of the history of mathematics in many universities across the UK, but also the creativity and enthusiasm of our undergraduates. We look forward to seeing another set of excellent submissions for the 2012-13 prize.'"

Richard Earl receives OUSU Teaching Award for Lecturing

Congratulations to Richard Earl who has won a OUSU Teaching Award for Lecturing.

Apala Majumdar awarded British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize

Congratulations to Apala Majumdar who has been awarded the British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize for 2012.

Jen Pestana awarded a best student paper prize at Conference on Iterative Methods

Jen Pestana has been awarded the prize for the best student paper at the 12th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods.

More details are available.

Gui-Qiang Chen, Philip Maini and Thaleia Zariphopoulou become SIAM fellows

Dominic Joyce becomes an FRS

Andrew Dancer, Anne Henke and Jan Kristensen awarded the title of Professor

Congratulations to Andrew Dancer, Anne Henke and Jan Kristensen, who have been awarded the title of Professor in the University's recent Recognition of Distinction exercise.

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