2017 sees the eleventh year of the Colloquia in Combinatorics: each year, we present a dozen talks covering a wide range of topics of interest to all those working in Combinatorics or related fields. This years colloquia will take place at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 10 May and at LSE on Thursday 11 May. The local organisors are Mark Jerrum and Robert Johnson (QMUL) and Julia Bottcher and Jozef Skoken (LSE).
The School of Mathematical Sciences at QMUL is proud to be supporting a series of events celebrating International Women's Day and the contribution of women to the field of mathematics.
This year, International Women's Day falls on 8th March and during this week, we have three events taking place aimed at engaging with a variety of different audiences. The aim of the events is to celebrate successes and help address barriers to female participation in mathematics while create a space for girls and women to learn from each other, network and share their ideas.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Ginestra Bianconi, Reader in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, is among the 150 Outstanding Referees for 2017 selected by the American Physical Society (APS) for having demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals.
In collaboration with National Grid and EPSRC, a workshop on Mathematics and Economics of Energy Markets organised by Professor Christian Beck together with number of colleagues will be taking place in Wokingham on 19-20 January 2017.
When speaking to prospective students considering their university options, we often hear that one of the most valuable experiences in gaining a better understanding of a university is the opportunity to talk with current students who can give their first-hand perspective on the best and the more challenging aspects of university life.
On the 4th of October, new students were welcomed to our PhD programme with a series of talks and a celebratory lunch. One of these students, Rachael King, was awarded the 2016 Ian Macdonald Award of £1000 for her exceptional research application.
We are delighted to announce that the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Education Committee has approved the accreditation of QMUL’s BSc in Mathematics with Actuarial Science. Accreditation means that students completing the programme with good marks across all the relevant modules can receive exemptions from up to 8 of the IFoA’s professional examinations, kickstarting their professional careers.