School News and Press Coverage
This page collects news about our research, articles in the "popular press" and expository writings of Manchester mathematicians which illustrate some aspects of the School's ongoing research activities.
- Manchester Merged Mathematics School Scores Success in RAE! The School of Mathematics is ranked 6th highest in the UK on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) - full press release.
- Professor Françoise Tisseur has been elected Vice President 2013-2015 of the SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section.
- Professor Oliver Jensen is the first holder of the new Sir Horace Lamb Chair.
- Professor Françoise Tisseur has been elected Program Director 2013-2015 of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.
- Over 81,000 downloads from MIMS EPrints in 2012. Follow @MIMS_EPrints on Twitter.
- Professors Toby Stafford and Alex Wilkie have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2013
- Several Manchester mathematicians can be found on Google Scholar Citations.
- Professor Sven Hammarling has been named a 2012 SIAM Fellow "for his contributions to numerical linear algebra, including the LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage) project".
- Postdoctoral opportunities.
- The School of Mathematics hosts the first ever UK conference on how academic mathematicians can communicate their work to the wider public. Full press release: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=5814 (June 2010)
- Manchester Mathematician Leads Royal Society Science Enquiry. Sir Martin Taylor, Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Manchester, Chaired the recent report, 'The Scientific Century: Securing Our Future Prosperity'. You can listen to Sir Martin discussing the report on Radio 4's Material World programme at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00r7mrr#synopsis. You can find the full version of the report on the Royal Society website at: http://royalsociety.org/The-scientific-century/. (March 2010)
- Watch our NOISEmaker Dr John Moriarty on the BBC One Show on BBC 1 from 7pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010. You can watch the programme here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pymgc/The_One_Show_12_01_2010/. For more information about NOISE, please visit the NOISE website at www.noisemakers.org.uk/index.cfm
- Maths-based solution will boost mining profits - Professor Peter Duck and Dr Paul Johnson are working with colleagues from MBS to develop novel means of helping mining companies accurately calculate the value of their reserves (December 2009).
- Mathematician makes some NOISE - Dr John Moriarty is making a racket about mathematics after being appointed as an ambassador for his subject (October 2009).
- Gordon Brown issues an apology for the treatment of Alan Turing. Interviews with Professor Peter Duck on BBC National News and ITV Granada Reports on Friday 11th September 2009. This coverage follows press interviews with Professor Bill Lionheart about the petition which led to the apology.
- Europe's most advanced humanoid robot made its first public appearance in the UK at the Alan Turing Building, the iCUB made its appearance at the CICADA Symposium on Humanoid Robotics on Thursday 19th February 2009.Reported on the BBC News, Key 103 Radio, Manchester Evening News, and Daily Mail (amongst others).
- Professor John Dold interviewed on the ITV Tonight programme called Australian Inferno, (broadcast on 13th February 2009) investigating the causes of the fires sweeping Southern Australia.
- Congratulations to Professor Martin Taylor FRS, knighted for his lifelong services to Science. Reported on BBC News and the Manchester Evening News website (amongst others).
- UK Mathematicians have a MAGICal party, A new interactive mathematics teaching network has been officially launched at The School of Mathematics - and could provide a blueprint for the delivery of better postgraduate education throughout the UK. Reported in Mathematics Today
- Composer plays musical homage to Alan Turing, the father of computer science, The clicks, clacks, taps, whirs, buzzes and humming sounds made by the humble PC have been transformed into a musical soundscape - in homage to the world renowned mathematician, Alan Turing.
- Maths alumnus (1971) and former Aviva boss honoured by the University of Manchester. Richard Harvey, the Former CEO of insurance giant AVIVA and Mathematics graduate has been awarded The University of Manchester’s Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2008, also available on the Manchester Evening News website.
- The Appliance of Science - BBC Northwest Tonight feature (July 2008) on Professor Brian Cox talking to Professor John Dold about how maths is helping to fight forest fires.
- Bobby Charlton Campaigns Against Landmines. The Telegraph newspaper covers the work involving Professor Bill Lionheart and other colleagues within the University of Manchester with Rapiscan and Sir Bobby Charlton to detect and eradicate landmines.
- Model aids collapsed lung therapy, BBC News coverage of Matthias Heil's and Andrew Hazel's work on opening up airways in the lung, August 2006. (Read more about our research on Mathematical Biology).
- Making Maths @ Manchester attracts press coverage, July 2006. (Read more about Making Maths @ Manchester)
Expository papers and Interviews
- Research Globally - Teach Locally, by A. V. Borovik, Mathematics Today 41 no.4 (Aug 2005), 104-105.
- An Interview with Peter Lancaster, by Nicholas J. Higham, June 2005.
- Breath of Life, by Matthias Heil. EPSRC Newsline, Summer 2003.
- Making Sense, by Jeff Paris. EPSRC Newsline, Summer 2002.
- Mathematicians Make Tools for Industry, by Nicholas J. Higham and Françoise Tisseur. EPSRC Newsline, July 2001.
- Going With the Flow, by Matthias Heil. EPSRC Newsline, October 2000.
- Nothing Was Ever the Same Again by Nicholas J. Higham and David Silvester - SIAM News, Volume 31, Number 7, September 1998