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The Maths Study Group is an initiative of the former department of Maths, Stats and Foundation Studies, aimed at providing a forum for mathematically-minded people, within the Faculty and elsewhere, to meet and share ideas.

Each week somebody gives an expository talk with the aim of increasing everybody's mathematical general knowledge.

Talks currently take place at approx. 1630 and are preceded by tea. Location details are emailed nearer the time: let Carrie Rutherford know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

- Wednesday 4 October, tba
- Wednesday 11 October, tba
- Wednesday 18 October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Observable control matrices"
- Wednesday 25 October, outing to BHSM–Gresham College lectures, 4pm–7pm at Museum of London
- Wednesday 1 November, outing to Old Codgers combinatorics meeting, Reading
- Wednesday 24 January, 2018 New Year Lecture, tba
- Thursday 15 February, 2018, outing to Gresham College lecture "Euler's Equation: the Most Beautiful Theorem in Mathematics" by Robin Wilson, at 6pm
- Tuesday 22 May, 2018, outing to Museum of London to hear Gresham College lecture "Mathematical Research from Toy Models" by Tadashi Tokieda at 6pm

- Tuesday 19 September, Robin Whitty (QMUL), "Equitable colourings of graphs", partly following this preprint on proofs of Brook's theorem by Daniel W. Cranston and Landon Rabern
- Wednesday 13 September, Jon Selig (LSBU), "Spheres and circles"
- Wednesday 6 September, Nigel Heyes, Medical Imaging
- Wednesday 30 August, Tony Forbes (Open), A particularly interesting determinant which is not unrelated to the zeta function
- Wednesday 23 August, no meeting
- Wednesday 16 August, Graham Lovegrove, A problem about a recursively defined set
- Wednesday 9 August, no meeting
- Wednesday 2 August, Tony Forbes (Open), "Graph designs"
- Wednesday 26 July, Nigel Phillips (LSBU), "Shomotopy"
- Wednesday 19 July, Tony Forbes (Open), "Graph designs"
- Wednesday 12 July, Tony Forbes (Open), "Two colours"
- Wednesday 5 July, Tony Forbes (Open), "Two colours"
- Friday 30 June, outing to LMS AGM
- Wednesday 28 June, outing to London Mathematical Society popular lectures
- Wednesday 21 June, Tony Forbes (Open), "Two colours"
- Wednesday 14 June, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Bertrand's ballot theorem" based on this 'poster'
- Wednesday 7 June, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Bertrand's ballot theorem and other voting phenomena"
- Wednesday 31 May, Tony Forbes (Open), "Skolem sequences"
- Wednesday May 24, outing to Oxford one-day meeting in combinatorics
- Tuesday 23 May, outing to Gresham College/LMS lecture by Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, "Mathematics Can Make You Fly?"
- Wednesday May 17, Tony Forbes (Open), "Hill climbing"
- Wednesday May 10, outing to QMUL/LSE colloquia on combinatorics
- Tuesday May 2: no meeting
- Tuesday April 25, outing to Workshop on Random Graphs and Random Processes at Kings College
- Tuesday 18 April, Tony Forbes (Open), Pentagonal Geometries

- Tuesday 11 April, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Bell ringing and group theory"
- Tuesday 4 April, no meeting
- Thursday 30 March, outing to Queen Mary for inaugural lecture by Thomas Prellberg: "Approximate Counting"
- Tuesday 28 March, Abdelhamid Fenghour (LSBU), "The Second Law of Thermodynamics"
- Wednesday 22 March, outing to 2017 Christopher Zeeman Lecture at Royal Society, "Maths, Teamwork and Googlies" by Rob Eastaway
- Tuesday 14 March, Nigel Heys, "The mathematics of airline overbooking"
- Tuesday 7 March, Tony Forbes (Open), Pentagonal Geometries
- Tuesday 28 February, 2017 New Year Lecture: Leonard Soicher (Queen Mary University of London), "A new upper bound on the clique number of a strongly regular graph" (his slides)
- Tuesday 21 February, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU) "The Lights Out Game"
- Tuesday 14 February, Tony Forbes (Open), "Factorization using the Number Field Sieve"
- Tuesday 7 February, Tony Forbes (Open) “Theta Graphs”
- Wednesday 1 February, Mohamed Mehbali (LSBU) “Statistical Analysis of Maths drop-in sessions”
- Wednesday 25 January, no meeting
- Wednesday 18 January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU) "A constructive proof of an upper bound for k-chord pancyclicity."
- Wednesday 11 January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU) "k-chord pancyclicity in graphs"
- Wednesday 21 December, no meeting
- Tuesday 13 December, outing to The Alan Turing Institute (at British Library) for Workshop/Public Lectures: "Large-Scale Structures in Random Graphs"
- Wednesday 7 December, Graham Lovegrove (Open) "The Constant Configuration Conjecture"
- Wednesday 30 November, Tony Forbes (Open), "Graph designs"
- Wednesday 23 November, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Representations of transversal matroids"
- Friday 18 November 2016, Robin Whitty (QMUL), the No-Tetratorus Theorem (based on two preprints of Michael Elgersma and Stan Wagon, one of which is available on the arxiv).
- Friday 11 November 2016, outing to LMS AGM
- Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6pm, outing to Museum of London: "Leonardo, Rapunzel and the mathematics of hair" by Raymond E. Goldstein
- Thursday 3 November, outing to LMS/BCS-FACS Seminar: Muffy Calder, "Probabilistic Formal Analysis of Software Usage Styles in the Wild"
- Wednesday 2 November 2016, outing to Old Codgers combinatorics meeting at Reading University
- Thursday 27 October 2016, outing to Gresham College: "Curves in honour of Leibniz's tercentenary" by Jan van Maanen, Snezana Lawrence and Kenneth Falconer.
- Wednesday 19 October 2016, Tony Forbes (Open) "Graph Designs"
- Wednesday 12 October 2016, no meeting
- Wednesday 5 October 2016, Gary Michalek (La Salle), "Writing Numbers in Base N, part II"
- Wednesday 28 September 2016, Gary Michalek (La Salle), "Writing Numbers in Base N (Number Systems and Just Touching Covering Systems)" abstract

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