School of Maths lecturer’s article in 2017 Highlights Collection
An article by Dr Oliver Dorn has been selected for the journals 2017 Highlights Collection!
Work conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester including Geoff Evatt, Matthias Heil and PhD student Amy Mallinson (in partnership with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Innsbruck) has produced the first ever analysis of Ice Sails.
Missing data, or lack of information, is a common problem in situations where we want to analyze processes, make predictions, assess risks, etc. One example is in the insurance industry, where a correlation matrix is used in the aggregation of risk exposures required by regulations, but some of the correlations are unknown.
Do you know anyone in secondary school who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles? Or maybe you just know pupils who want to win some prizes? Registration for the 2018 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition (Year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in N. Ireland) is now open and the competition starts on 15 January 2018!
MathsBombe is an online competition aimed at students in Years 12 & 13 and below (England and Scotland), S5 & S6 and below (Scotland) and Year 13 & 14 and below (Northern Ireland). Every fortnight (starting from 10th January and running until 14th March 2018) two new mathematical puzzles will be released. There are prizes for the first team to submit the correct answer for each puzzle, as well as “spot-prizes” for three teams drawn at random from all the correct solutions every fortnight.
Alex Wilkie FRS, Emeritus Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the London Mathematical Society's Polya Prize, for `his profound contributions to model theory and to its connections with real analytic geometry'.
Do you know anyone in secondary school or sixth form who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles? Or maybe you just know pupils who want to win some prizes? Registration for the 2018 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition (Year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in N. Ireland) and the 2018 MathsBombe (Year 13 and below in England and Wales, S6 in Scotland and Year 14 in N. Ireland) opens on 1 December 2017!
A workshop on Canonical wave Scattering problems will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2017 in Manchester at the Chancellors hotel. This event is organised by Raphael Assier, with support from the School of Mathematics, the EPSRC and the Waves in Complex Continua research group.
The 2017 Calculating Careers Fair will take place in the Alan Turing Building from 11.30am to 3pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Not sure what to expect from the Calculating Careers fair? Do you need your CV checked or are you looking for ideas of what to say to employers?
The 27th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis took place at the University of Strathclyde from June 27-30th 2017. The three best student presentations at the conference were recognized through prizes sponsored by the UK and Ireland section of SIAM.
"I'm a scientist" is a national online event that gives school children the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of scientists. The aim is that the students see how science is used in everyday life and realise that scientists are normal, relatable people.
Everyone is welcome to this Pure Mathematics Colloquium this afternoon on 12th June 2017. Professor Cherlin the prestigious DKO Visiting Professor will be giving a talk entitled "twists and twistability" at 4pm in Frank Adams - Complimentary refreshments will be available.
We are hosting a prestigious Alumni Event at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG on 28 June 2017 from 6.30pm. This will be a drinks, canape and networking event together with a few interesting mathematical presentations.
Dr Sylvain Viroulet (Postdoc 2013-2016), Dr James Baker (PhD Student 2012-2016) and Dr Andrew Edwards (current postdoc) have had their work on granular flow over obstacles highlighted on the front cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
Dr Peter Johnson, Jeffrey Chu, Massimiliano Fasi and Mante Zemaityte have been short listed for the 2017 STEM for BRITAIN competition and will display their posters at the House of Commons on Monday 13th March in the Mathematical Sciences Session
MathsBombe is an online competition run by the School of Maths and aimed at students in Years 12 & 13 and below (England and Scotland), S5 & S6 and below (Scotland) and Year 13 & 14 and below (Northern Ireland). So if you know of anyone in that age group who likes puzzles and prizes, please read on ...
Named after Alan Turing, one of the most gifted and innovative researchers of the twentieth century (who was, of course, a member of staff of the University of Manchester), these highly prestigious fellowships are open to truly outstanding mathematicians from across the world. The fellowships are funded by a generous external donation, and are of four years duration.
James Baker (PhD Student 2012-2016) has just had his paper on "segregation-induced finger formation in granular free-surface flows" highlighted on the front cover of the Christmas Day edition of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
Do you know anyone in secondary school or sixth form who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles? Or maybe you just know pupils who want to win some prizes? Registration for the 2017 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition (Year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in N. Ireland) and the 2017 MathsBombe (Year 13 and below in England and Wales, S6 in Scotland and Year 14 in N. Ireland) is now open!
Wei Hao Tey, MMath (Hons) Mathematics, recently travelled to Boston, USA with The University of Manchester iGem team to compete with 300 other student teams from around the world in the 14th international world championship in synthetic biology, the iGEM Giant Jamboree 2016.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hannah Fry will be our guest speaker at the 2016 Kathleen Ollerenshaw Lecture. The Lecture will take place on Thursday 13th October 2016, 6.30-7.30pm (with coffee and registration from 6pm) in Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester.
Held in North America annually, the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) is the world's largest gathering of Statisticians. Awards are made for the development of new methodology in risk analysis or the application of existing risk methods in a novel way.
An exciting opportunity is available to students interested in undertaking a Maths PhD with industrial experience. The Numerical Analysis group of The University of Manchester Maths Department, and Sabisu have launched a fully funded EPSRC CASE studentship.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has announced the election of Professor Françoise Tisseur as one of its 2016 SIAM Fellows. SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.
A hidden reserve of iron-rich meteorites which could hold secrets to the formation of the Solar System may be hidden beneath the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a study by a team from The University of Manchester.
Applications are now open for the School of Mathematics' peer-assisted Interview Programme! Designed to ensure that students appraise their application and interviewing skills as early as possible in their university career, you can get involved no matter what year you're in!
Nicholas J. Higham (Editor), Paul Glendinning (Associate Editor), David Broomhead, Oliver Jensen and Bill Lionheart, all from University of Manchester, are part of the distinguished international team responsible for "The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics" which will be published this month by Princeton University Press.
The final report of a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the Manchester-based software company Sabisu and members of the School of Mathematics and the School of Computer Science has been reviewed and graded as 'Outstanding' by a panel of independent assessors.
There will be a one day ergodic theory meeting at the University of Manchester on Thursday 19th June 2017. This is part of the LMS Scheme 3 funded network of collaborative meetings involving Bristol, Exeter, Leicester, Loughborough, Manchester, Queen Mary, St Andrews, Surrey and Warwick, funded by a Scheme 3 grant from the LMS.