News

Monday, 25 April 2005

Marcus du Sautoy awarded a Senior Media Fellowship

Marcus du Sautoy has been awarded a Senior Media Fellowship from the EPSRC. The fellowship will run for three years starting in October 2005. The aim of the fellowship is to continue the Institute's outreach activity by promoting mathematics on radio, TV and through the print media.

Monday, 20 December 2004

Royal Institution Masterclasses for Year-9 School Children

<p> Four classes, each lasting 3 hours on Saturday mornings at the end of November and the beginning of December, were given for 40 year-9 (13 year-old) Oxfordshire school children. They were held at Queen's College. The lecturers were: </p> <ul> <li>Peter Neumann <em>Challenges</em>;</li> <li>Ian Tustian and David Wheeler (Warriner School, Banbury) <em>Fill it up! --- maximisation problems</em></li> <li>David Acheson <em>1089 and all that</em></li> <li>Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman <em>Gyroscopes and boomerangs</em>.</li> </ul>
Friday, 10 December 2004

Mind Games

<p> Marcus du Sautoy is presenting Mind Games on BBC4 on Mondays at 9:00 and Wednesdays at 10:00. </p>
Friday, 10 December 2004
Thursday, 9 December 2004
Wednesday, 8 December 2004

Dr Eamonn O'Brien Visits Oxford

<p> Dr Eamonn O'Brien (University of Auckland) is in Oxford on a two and half week visit funded by EPSRC grant GR/S86259/01. During his visit he gave a talk to the Algebra Seminar, and has also given talks in Manchester, Canterbury & Birmingham. During his visit Eamonn O'Brien and Michael Vaughan-Lee have finalized their database of groups of order p^7. They have also settled an old problem on whether every finite p-group can be generated by a set of elements all having the same order - the answer is "No". </p>
Wednesday, 1 December 2004

Trio of LMS positions held by Mathematical Institute Members

<p> Prof. Frances Kirwan is currently President of the <a href="http://www.lms.ac.uk/">London Mathematical Society</a>, just beginning her second year of office. Nick Woodhouse is the LMS Treasurer and Brian Stewart is the LMS Education Secretary. </p>
Wednesday, 24 November 2004

Alan Tayler Lecture

<p> Dr David Acheson gave the Alan Tayler Lecture for 2004 at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Title: <em>1089 and All That</em>. </p>
Monday, 8 November 2004

Prof. Frances Kirwan awarded an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship

Frances Kirwan has been awarded an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship for five years, starting at Easter 2005. (The EPSRC usually awards three such fellowships each year in engineering and the physical sciences). She will be working on a research project in algebraic geometry, studying moduli spaces of complex algebraic curves.

Sunday, 10 October 2004

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