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MATHEMATICS AT THE EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Published: Friday, 25 February 2011 Tags: news_article

The Edinburgh Science Festival (9-22 April) will feature 3 mathematics events 1. Winning Ways Discover how the mathematics of games can give you winning strategies for life. (For children). A team of undergraduate and postgraduate ...

Welcome to new staff in Semester 2

Published: Thursday, 24 February 2011 Tags: news_article

The School of Mathematics welcomes further new appointments during the 2010 academic year, with a number of new members of staff starting during Semester 2. For biographies of new staff, please refer to the Appointments in 2010-2011 ...

Here's looking at EwE

Published: Monday, 21 February 2011 Tags: news_article

Postgraduates and postdocs across Scotland got the chance to attend an innovative conference, Engaging with Engagement, on 17th February to learn methods of engaging people with their research.

University Scholarship Scheme for prospective PhD students

Published: Tuesday, 30 November 2010 Tags: news_article

The University is offering 120 scholarships for new Ph.D. students.The application page for Mathematics Ph.D.'s is here  

Official Launch of the Scottish Financial Risk Academy

Published: Saturday, 13 November 2010 Tags: news_article

Maths venture to help banks cut risks On Thursday, 4th November, the Inaugural Risk Colloquium of the Scottish Financial Risk Academy (SFRA) took place in central Edinburgh (Bryce Hall, The Mound). The SFRA was established ...

A novel quantum breakthrough

Published: Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Tags: news_article

Hannu Rajaniemi, who obtained a PhD in the School of Mathematics in 2006, has published his debut science fiction novel, The Quantum Thief.

The Guardian interviewed him, calling the book this year's most exciting SF ...

Breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research

Published: Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Tags: news_article

Tibor Antal, a lecturer in the School of Mathematics, is a coauthor of an article in Nature Distant metastasis occurs late during the genetic evolution of pancreatic cancer on genetic clues on how pancreatic cancer spreads through ...

Prize visit

Published: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 Tags: news_article

Professor Colin Aitken recently played host to the winners of a mathematics competition in the Netherlands.

The Radboud University Nijmegen Mathematics Tournament has been running since 1992. It is for teams of pupils aged ...

Derek Arthur (1945 - 2010)

Published: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 Tags: news_article

Derek Arthur, a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics for many years, has died at the age of 65.