LMS Prospects in Mathematics
Manchester, 18-19 December 2012
Are you considering applying for
Ph.D. studies in Mathematics for entry in 2013? If yes, this meeting
is for you!
About the meeting:
The meeting is aimed at final year undergraduate (and MSc)
students across the UK considering applying
for Ph.D. studies in Mathematics for entry in 2013. The conference has
the goal to introduce the many and varied opportunities for research in
mathematics that exist at universities in the UK.
Speakers will share their passion about mathematical research by
describing the type of questions they are working on, and will discuss
where their research topic is being actively studied in the UK.
Moreover, information about the Doctoral Training Centers in
Mathematical Sciences and funding opportunities will be available.
The event will be held in Manchester 18-19 December 2012 and will be
sponsored by the London Mathematical Society.
The talks will be held in the afternoon of Tuesday 18 December and the
meeting will finish in the early afternoon of Wednesday 19 December.
The conference dinner on Tuesday evening and the various breaks
will provide plenty of opportunity to interact informally with the speakers.
Representatives from the Doctoral Training Centres:
- Michael Wemyss,
- Chris Hughes, York.
- Nick Bingham, Imperial.
- Rob Scheichl, Bath.
- Mark Holland, Exeter.
- Carmen Molina
Tuesday, 18 December:
- 12.00 -- 1.00: Registration
- 1.00 -- 1.15: Welcome, overview of meeting and few words
about funding for PhD studies.
- 1.15 -- 2.00: Colm
Caulfield "Shaken or stirred? Inherent nonlinearity in fluid dynamics"
- 2.00 -- 2.45:
"Interactions between Algebra and Algebraic
- 2.45 -- 3.30: Jane
"Modelling life and death: good life or bad drugs?"
- 3.30 -- 4.00: Tea break
- 4.00 -- 4.45: Presentations from the Doctoral Training Centres
- 4.45 -- 5.30: Mark Holland
"Recurrence and Chaos in Dynamical Systems"
- 5.30 -- 6.15: Carmen Molina
"Mathematical Immunology at the molecular, cellular and population scales"
- 6.30 -- 9.00: Reception and Dinner Buffet
Wednesday, 19 December:
- 9.00 -- 9.45: Darren
"Lotus leaves, ketchup, and boundary value problems, fixed and free, in applied mathematics"
- 9.45 -- 10.30: Anand
"Logic, model theory, applications"
- 10.30 -- 11.00: Coffee break
- 11.00 -- 11.45: Nick Bingham
- 11.45 -- 12.30: Chris Hughes
"Applications of Random Matrix Theory"
- 12.30 -- 1.30: Buffet lunch
- 1.30 -- 2.15: Rob Scheichl
"Multiscale Problems: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing"
- 2.15 -- 3.00: Sarah
"Algebraic structures in topology"
Location and practical information:
The event will be held in the
School of Mathematics at the
University of Manchester.
The School of Mathematics is housed in the Alan Turing Building. On
the University Campus map the
building is marked as number 46. Lectures will be given
in the Frank Adams room (on the first floor;
follow the signs).
Further information about
travel to Manchester and the School of Mathematics
is available on the
Accommodation will be at the
Hotel Charles Street/Princess Street
Manchester M1 7DG
Tel: 0161 619 9001
maps or this
pdf copy of that webpage show you how to get from the
Alan Turing Building to the hotel (and back!).
How to participate:
Funding is available to provide accommodation for around 50
participants and to help cover their cost of travelling to
Manchester. All applicants are automatically considered for funding. To
apply to attend, email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject
heading "Prospects Application" and include:
To receive full consideration for funding, your application needs
to be received by
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2012
- evidence of the degree
classification you are on track to receive (this could include a
transcript and/or a letter from a member of staff at you
institution -- please make sure that any email attachments with
such information are contained in a single file in
pdf format!) and
include a statement that "I am on track academically to begin Ph.D.
studies in 2013" or explain why you should attend if this is not the
- Your name and institution (as you wish them to appear on your
name badge during the meeting).
- Any dietary requests.
- Gender (for equal opportunities and shared-room allocation
- An indication if you need accommodation or if you will be
making your own arrangements.
(Note that accommodation will be provided in shared hotel rooms with
twin beds and ensuite bathroom; please let us know if you
want to share with a particular participant.)
- Any other special requests.
Funding decisions will be made shortly thereafter.
Late applications are considered at the discretion of the organisers.
Matthias Heil (Manchester).
Michael Farber (Durham), Iain Gordon (Edinburgh), Nicholas
J. Higham (Manchester), Jens Marklof (Bristol), John Parker (Durham), Norbert Peyerimhoff (Durham),
Jared Tanner (Edinburgh)
and Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol).
Sponsor: The event is supported and sponsored by The London Mathematical Society .
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