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Making the Most of Your MSc

5.30-8.00pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Location: Maths Lecture Theatre, Mathematical Sciences Building

 

 

 

Hosted by maths Careers Consultant, Jeff Riley, this event brings together a panel of experts in the topics of our Masters programmes, as well as an alum, to discuss careers and the options that may be open to you as a graduate of our MSc programmes.

SMS Postgraduate Research Day 2014

The SMS Postgraduate Research Day which will be taking place this Thursday (1st May).

Students and Staff are encouraged to attend this enjoyable event, organised by the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Klages, which will give you the opportunity to learn about the diverse range of PhD research taking place in our School.

ANNUAL LECTURES

Friday 21 February 2014

Mathematics Lecture Theatre

Dr Ginestra Bianconi

15.00 – 16.00

‘The Percolation Transition in complex and multilayer networks’

ANNUAL LECTURES

Friday 21 February 2014

Mathematics Lecture Theatre

Dr Reto Mueller

16.30 - 17.30

‘The Ricci Flow: an interplay between Topology, Geometry and Analysis’

BMC 2014 Funding for PhD students

QMUL clock tower

This year the British Mathematical Colloquium is being held by the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary. Thanks to Google sponsorship we are able to give financial support to 20 PhD students attending the conference to cover local costs such as accommodation, registration fee and conference dinner.

Find out more and apply here. The deadline is 10th February 2014.

5 Mathematics PhD Studentships Available for September 2014!

5 Mathematics PhD Studentships Available for September 2014!

The School of Mathematical Sciences is excited to announce five fully funded studentships in Applied and Pure Mathematics, available to students commencing their studies in September 2014.

Details of the studentships and how to apply can be found here.

Postgraduate Open Evening 2014- Wednesday 22 January 2014, 4.30-7.30pm

Our Postgraduate Open Evening will give you the chance to find out more about our programmes of study as well as the world-class facilities and teaching at Queen Mary, University of London.

Click here for further information and to book your place!

Come and discover the many benefits and opportunities you can experience as a Queen Mary postgraduate student.

Clearing and Adjustment Applicants

We are looking to fill our remaining vacancies within the School of Mathematical Sciences with high calibre students.  If you would like to apply, please read through the following instructions and contact us early.  Before phoning our Adjustment and Clearing hotline please take a few moments to read through the descriptions of the degree programmes we offer.  If you are eligible to apply, please phone us during our opening hours: Friday 16th August 9am - 5pm & Saturday 17th August 9am - 2pm

2 Mathematics PhD Studentships Available for September 2013!

The School of Mathematical Sciences is excited to announce two fully funded studentships in Pure Mathematics, available to students commencing their studies in September 2013.

Details of the studentships and how to apply can be found here.

Please note that the deadline for all studentship applications is strictly Friday 13th September 2013.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day, 29 April 2013

If you can't attend our open days or evenings in London then our virtual open day on 29 April, is for you. Find out what is like studying for a postgraduate degree in the School of Mathematical Sciences from current students who will be online to answer your questions and tell you about life in the School. Find out more about Queen Mary, University of London through our videos, presentation and virtual tours. Book your place now! http://bit.ly/14qfEJU

New vacancy in Financial Mathematics

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London invites applications for a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship/Readership in Financial Mathematics. Applicants with an excellent research profile in mathematical finance or areas of applied mathematics with strong links with mathematical finance are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2013. For more information, see the Queen Mary vacancies webpage.

New vacancy in Applied Mathematics

Julia set

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London invites applications for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics or Theoretical Physics. Applicants with a research area in statistical mechanics, complex systems, disordered systems or dynamical systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2013. For more information, see the Queen Mary vacancies webpage.

Professor Marcus du Sautoy to speak on 'The Secret Mathematicians'

Prof. Marcus du Sautoy

Professor Marcus du Sautoy will give a public lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on the aesthetic values that drive the work of mathematicians. The lecture, which is part of the Garriott Lecture Series, will be held on Wednesday 27 March at 18:30 in the Great Hall. To reserve a place, see the booking website.

Mathematics: The next generation

Old Gresham College

As part of a series of joint lectures organised by the London Mathematical Society and Gresham College, Prof. Peter Cameron will give a talk on 14 May 2013 on his experience designing and presenting a course for first-semester students at Queen Mary, University of London aimed at forming the next generation of mathematicians. For more information, see the Gresham College website.

Combinatorics, Algebra, and More: A Conference in Celebration of Peter Cameron

To mark Peter Cameron's retirement and to celebrate his many mathematical achievements, the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London is hosting a conference in Peter's honour. The dates of the conference are 8 to 10 July 2013. For registration, see the conference website.

C++ for everyone

As part of the Programming Seminar, the School of Mathematical Sciences is organising a series of introductory lectures on the programming language C++. These will be given by Hugo Touchette and Gregor Dick, and are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff members. The lectures will be held in the Maths Lecture Theatre on Wednesdays 2-3pm during weeks 8-12 followed by tutorials in room FB3.44. For more information, see the Programming Seminar list.

Combinatorial Probability and Statistical Mechanics Workshop

The first Combinatorial Probability and Statistical Mechanics Workshop will be held on 21-23 February 2013 at the School of Mathematical Sciences. This workshop is part of the newly-established partnership between Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick, and is partly funded by the Centre for Discrete Mathematics of Queen Mary, University of London.

Queen Mary Algorithms Day

The School of Mathematical Sciences is organising the Queen Mary Algorithms Day (QMAD) on Wednesday 20 February 2013. QMAD will follow the successful formula of previous Algorithms Days held at Liverpool and Warwick.

The meeting will start at 10:30 (with coffee available from 10:00), so that many potential participants will be able to attend as a day-trip. All the events will take place in the Mathematics Building on the Mile End Campus, and the meeting will close around 17:15.

Post-doctoral research assistant on complex networks

Clustering graph

We have one opening for a 3-years postdoctoral research associate position to work on complex networks. This position is funded by the EU FP7 project LASAGNE (multi-LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized NEtworks) to carry out research on multiplex networks, i.e., networks with multiple types of connections, and embedded in space and time. The research will be both analytical and computational, and will focus on developing a coherent theoretical framework for such systems and on the validation of the theory on real-world applications.

Workshop promoting collaborations between biology and statistics

Aerial photo of an experiment, based on latin squares, at Rothamsted Experimental station.

The School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences will be organising on December 17th a half-day workshop on building collaborations between biology and statistics. Different sessions will take place from 9:00 until 13:00 on topics such as success stories between biology and statistics, facilitating and keeping collaborations, and the involvement of PhD students. The workshop will take place in the Fogg Lecture Theatre.

PhD studentship in complex networks

We are offering a PhD studentship in the area complex systems and complex networks, as part of the recently-funded EU project LASAGNE (multi‐LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized Networks) coordinated by Prof. Vito Latora. The scholarship is expected to start in January 2013. The deadline for receiving applications is 2 December 2012.

The complete announcement can be found here.

New PhD studentships available

The School of Mathematical Sciences offers postgraduate research opportunities in a wide range of areas of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. For the 2013-14 entry the School invites applications for five fully funded PhD studentships. Two of them are in any area of interest of researchers active in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics. For details of these areas please see here.

Professor Latora wins major grant for studying multi-layer networks

Professor Vito Latora from the School of Mathematical Sciences, along with Stefan Thurner from Medical University Wien, have been awarded more than €2m* of European Commission funding to develop a new theory of multi-layer networks embedded in space and time.

The team, which will involve researchers from Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de les Illes Balears, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham and CNRS Paris, will look at large data sets of social, biological, and man-made systems, and will analyse and model the way they interact.

2013 Excellence Scholarships

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Queen Mary, University of London is offering a generous range of scholarships for high-achieving home students.  Excellence Scholarships – worth £3,000 a year – in Science and Engineering and Modern Foreign Language are part of QM’s approach to encourage the best qualified students into subject areas which have been identified as essential to UK economic growth, and which are highly sought after by employers.

See the Queen Mary scholarships page for full details of the programmes involved.

Tutte polynomial paper wins award

A research collaboration between the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary and the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool received recognition at the recent "International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming" (ICALP) held at the University of Warwick. ICALP is the premier European meeting for theoretical computer science. Professor Mark Jerrum (Queen Mary) and Professor Leslie Ann Goldberg (Liverpool) received the best paper award in Track A (Algorithms, Complexity and Games) for "The complexity of computing the sign of the Tutte polynomial (and consequent #P-hardness of Approximation)".

MSc in Mathematical Finance - Online Open Day - Wednesday 11 July 2012

Online open day Wednesday 11th July 2012

You are welcome to chat online with one of the programme lecturers on Wednesday the 11th of July 2012 and to find out more about the programme and what it is like to be an MSc Mathematical Finance student at Queen Mary, University of London.

Register Online here

Flight of the bumblebee decoded by QMUL mathematicians

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Writing in the journal Physical Review Letters, Dr Rainer Klages from Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Lars Chittka from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and their teams, describe how they carried out a statistical analysis of the velocities of foraging bumblebees. They found that bumblebees respond to the presence of predators in a much more intricate way than was previously thought.

Research Studentships for September 2012

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Eight fully-funded studentships on specific topics are now available for entry in September 2012 in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics. Titles include "Non-commutative Iwasawa algebras", "Scaling laws of high frequency financial data and multiple agent models" and "Extreme events in complex coupled systems".

We also hope to offer further unrestricted studentships in other areas of pure, discrete and applied mathematics and statistics. Visit our PhD admissions pages for full details.

Matt Parker awarded Josh Award

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Stand-up mathematician, and Queen Mary outreach star Matt Parker has won this year's Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award).

The Josh Award recognises up-and-coming talent in the science communication field, and innovative approaches to engage the public with science. Matt is currently performing "Your Days Are Numbered: the maths of death" during Manchester Science Festival.

Full Queen Mary press release

GlaxoSmithKline UK PhD poster success

Agricultural field

Wai Yin Yeung, a PhD student in Statistics, was selected by the Quantitative Sciences Division within GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) UK Limited to present a poster at its internal one-day conference in Uxbridge, Middlesex, on 13 October 2011.  

She was one of only four students nationwide to receive full funding from GSK to attend the conference.  The topic of her poster was imbalance properties of randomisation schemes for several treatments in clinical trials.

Ergodic Theory Meeting

There will be a one-day Ergodic Theory meeting at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 2nd November, beginning at 12.45. The speakers are Jon Aaronson (Tel Aviv), Martin Rasmussen (Imperial) and Alex Gorodnik (Bristol).

This is part of a series of collaborative meetings between Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Queen Mary, Surrey, and Warwick, supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society.

Full programme

2012 Excellence Scholarships

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Queen Mary, University of London is announcing new additions to its generous range of scholarships for high-achieving home students.  Excellence Scholarships – worth £3,000 a year – in Science and Engineering and Modern Foreign Language are part of QM’s approach to encourage the best qualified students into subject areas which have been identified as essential to UK economic growth, and which are highly sought after by employers.

See the Queen Mary press release for full details of the programmes involved.

Researchers Night

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Full Researchers' Night Programme

Mathematics Lecture Theatre, Mathematical Sciences Building
Researchers: Professor Peter Cameron and Dr Rui Carvalho, School of Mathematical Sciences

4pm: Sudoku: Explore the mathematical origins of Sudoku!

4.30pm: Fairness in Networks: How do you share resources fairly across a network of people, companies or countries?

New Head of School

Photo of Professor Boris Khoruzhenko

Congratulations to Professor Boris Khoruzhenko, who took over as new Head of School on 1st September. Professor Mark Jerrum is now Deputy Head. During this period of transition a number of staff are changing contact details (and roles in some cases), and these changes will be regularly updated in this section. We remain tremendously grateful to Professor David Arrowsmith for his time as Head, and he remains a member of the faculty. 

Promotions and new appointments

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Fayers, Dr Karim Malik and Dr Juan Valiente-Kroon on their promotions to reader / senior lecturer positions.

We look forward to welcoming Professor Yan Fyodorov, Dr Konstantin Ardakov, Dr Adrian Baule, Dr David Ellis and Dr Behrang Noohi to the School of Mathematical Sciences over the next month.

Student satisfaction increases

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Student satisfaction in the School of Mathematical Sciences is now at 84% according to the National Student Survey of final year students.

Queen Mary, University of London, has achieved overall student satisfaction of 88% to rank equal second in London with UCL, and ahead of King’s College London, LSE and Imperial College.

Goldsmiths' Courses

We are running two Science in Society courses for A-level maths and science teachers during the week 17th-22nd July. Professor Jim Emerson is coordinating the Astrophysics course and Dr Francis Wright is coordinating the Mathematics course, supported by our Outreach Manager, Laura Thomas. Further details can be found on the course pages.

Academic Vacancies

The School of Mathematical Sciences is now embarking on a three-year programme of recruitment. Four professorial and two lectureship vacancies are available, with a closing date of 6th May. See Vacancies for further details.

Masters Extra - 1st Sept

Still considering your options for next year? Masters Extra at Queen Mary is the perfect way to gain information on postgraduate MSc programmes starting this September. Visit Queen Mary on 1st Sept and get an immediate decision on your application.

Book online now!

Publication in Physical Review Letters

The letter "Geometric Invariant Measuring the Deviation from Kerr Data" by Thomas Baeckdahl and Juan A Valiente Kroon has been published in Physical Review Letters. It provides a method to decide how dynamical a given black hole is. It is expected that these ideas will be of relevance in numerical Relativity and in the problem of the non-linear stability of black holes. For more details see link: 

http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v104/i23/e231102

Order Out of Chaos

Prof Carl Murray can be seen discussing Saturn's rings and the Cassini project with Prof Brian Cox in the second installment of the BBC's 'Wonders of the Solar System' series.

VISTA handover to ESO

Many congratulations to Jim Emerson and Will Sutherland on the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) handover to the European Southern Observatory in December.