# News

## Whittaker Colloquium 2012

The Whittaker Colloquium 2012 will take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May. The Colloquium will consist of two lectures by Professor John Stillwell (Monash and San Francisco). The first lecture "From Poincaré ...

## Chancellor's Fellowships

Applications are invited for these prestigious Chancellor's Fellowships. The Fellowships are available in all areas addressed by the School of Mathematics, including Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operational ...

## Edinburgh Maths/Art exhibition goes live

Mathematician Julia Collins and artist Madeleine Shepherd have created a maths/art exhibition called The Mathematician's Shirts in which formal shirts have been transformed into sculptures embodying mathematical principles.

## Financial mathematics prizes

At a careers event in November, two students received prizes for their work in financial mathematics.

## Breakthrough in matrix multiplication

Andrew Stothers, a Mathematics PhD graduate from the University of Edinburgh, is being praised for finding a fundamental breakthrough in matrix multiplication.

## 3 Lectureships in Mathematics

Applications are invited for three lectureships in Mathematics. Deadline 23rd January 2012.

More information, and how to apply

## University hosts Senior Maths Challenge

The University of Edinburgh hosted the regional final of the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge, with the winning team going on to compete in the national final in London.

## Napier Medal and G.B. Gadgil Prize

On 14th October 2011, the School was delighted to be able to host four members of the Gadgil family; Mr. B.B. Gadgil, Mr. Anand Gadgil, Dr. Nitin Telang and Dr. Sandeep Gadgil. They were given a tour of the School and a ...

## Edinburgh mathematics undergraduate on the arXiv

Congratulations to Nick Edelen, a 4th year mathematics undergraduate, who has posted a paper A conservation approach to helicoidal surfaces of constant mean curvature in R^3, S^3 and H^3 on the arXiv, the main mathematics repository ...

## Forensic statistics in the Guardian

Colin Aitken, professor of forensic statistics, speaks in the Guardian about why he hopes the Appeal Court will reconsider a recent ruling on the use of Bayesian statistics in court.