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Congratulations to our next Head of School, Professor Iain Gordon

Published: Monday, 5 May 2014 Tags:

The School of Mathematics congratulates Professor Iain Gordon on his appointment as the next Head of School.The appointment will start on 1st August, 2014. Iain Gordon has been the Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematics ...

Mathematical ethics - Dr Tom Leinster writes in New Scientist

Published: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Tags:

Dr Tom Leinster has had a full-page opinion piece published in New Scientist this week, about the ethics of mathematicians working for government agencies.

Prof. Iain Gordon wins EUSA 2014 Teaching Award

Published: Thursday, 24 April 2014 Tags:

Congratulations to Professor Iain Gordon for winning the Edinburgh University Student Association's 2014 Van Heyningen Award for Teaching.

Happy 85th birthday, Sir Michael

Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 Tags:

Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE celebrated his 85th birthday on 22nd April. Sir Michael has been a member of the School since 1997, following appointments at Cambridge, Oxford and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. ...

School wins new Centre for Doctoral Training

Published: Monday, 31 March 2014 Tags:

The School of Mathematics is proud to announce that it will be hosting one of the 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training. The Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications will offer a PhD programme to 60 students.

Whittaker Colloquium

Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014 Tags:

This year's Whittaker colloquium will be given by Professor János Pintz from Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics.

Two new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Tags:

The School congratulates Professors Ben Leimkuhler and Jacques Vanneste on their elections to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

QS World University Rankings 2013/2014

Published: Thursday, 27 February 2014 Tags:

The University of Edinburgh is number 17 in the world. The School of Mathematics is  number 31 in the world.

New grants awarded

Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 Tags:

The School of Mathematics would like to congratulate James Maddison and Martin Kalck on their recent grant success. James Maddison has been awarded a NERC New Investigator Award worth over £330,000 for the project "Implementation ...

Mathematical Beauty and Neurology

Published: Monday, 31 March 2014 Tags:

Sir Michael Atiyah has coauthored a paper establishing that the brain perceives mathematical beauty in the same way as any other beauty.