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Energy systems modelling blog

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017 Tags: Statistics

Chris Dent, Reader in Industrial Mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, has written a blog article discussing key issues in energy systems modelling (with the help of a few experts including George Box, Darth Vader and Brian Clough). In particular he looks at issues of relating model results to the real world, and what is required to use modelling to support taking good decisions with respect to the real world (as opposed to model world).

New model demonstrates the effect of eddies on ocean current and climate

Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Tags: Applied Mathematics Computational Mathematics outreach

A recent article published in the Journal of Geophysical Research co-authored by James Maddison of the School of Mathematics proposes a new mathematical model for the impact of eddies on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the ...

Scientists outline plans to reduce the environmental footprint of Brazilian beef

Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 Tags: Operational Research Optimization

Julian Hall and PhD student, Rafael de Oliveria Silva, with co-authors from SRUC, the University of York and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation have published a paper on how the country's farmers can meet the rising demands for beef without increasing the amount of farming space used.

Grant success for education research

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017 Tags: undergraduate funding award

Two projects relating to mathematics education, led by staff in the School of Mathematics, have received funding from the Principal's Teaching Award Scheme.

Grant Success: Sergio Garcia, Joerg Kalcsics and Jacek Gondzio

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017 Tags: Operational Research Optimization funding award

Sergio Garcia, Joerg Kalcsics and Jacek Gondzio have been awarded an EPSRC grant "IP-Match: Integer Programming for Large and Complex Matching Problems" worth over £0.5M.

Sir Roger Penrose : Honorary Degree, Whittaker Colloquium and seminar

Published: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 Tags: Mathematical Physics outreach

Sir Roger Penrose: Honorary Degree, Whittaker Lecture and seminar

Turing/LMS Inverse Problems and Data Science workshop

Published: Monday, 8 May 2017 Tags: Statistics

The Turing and LMS funded workshop on Inverse Problems and Data Science, organised by Natalia Bochkina (University of Edinburgh), Carola Schoenlieb (University of Cambridge), Marta Betcke (UCL) and Sean Holman (University of Manchester), ...

Congratulations to Prof Ruth King on election as Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Published: Monday, 8 May 2017 Tags: Statistics Fellowship

Congratulations to Prof Ruth King who has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru), the Welsh National Academy. For more details about new fellows see ...

Sjoerd de Ridder awarded the J. Clarence Karcher Award

Published: Monday, 1 May 2017 Tags: Applied Mathematics

Congratulations to our Whittaker Research Fellow for Industry, Sjoerd de Ridder who has been awarded the J. Clarence Karcher Award.

Brilliant Geometry Exhibition at Summerhall

Published: Tuesday, 4 April 2017 Tags: Geometry Topology outreach

The School of Mathematics is a partner in the "Brilliant Geometry" exhibition at the Summerhall Gallery in Edinburgh, 13th May - 4th June