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Edinburgh Maths/Art exhibition goes live

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2012 Tags: news_article

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

Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 Tags: news_article

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

Breakthrough in matrix multiplication

Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 Tags: news_article

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

Published: Thursday, 8 December 2011 Tags: news_article

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

More information, and how to apply

University hosts Senior Maths Challenge

Published: Monday, 28 November 2011 Tags: news_article

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

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2011 Tags: news_article

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. NitinĀ Telang and Dr. Sandeep Gadgil. They were given a tour of the School and a ...

Edinburgh mathematics undergraduate on the arXiv

Published: Friday, 14 October 2011 Tags: news_article

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

Published: Monday, 3 October 2011 Tags: news_article

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.

Letters to the Prime Minister from UK mathematicians

Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Tags: news_article

A letter to the Prime Minister signed by 25 leading UK mathematicians warns of the damage caused to the UK economy by the way EPSRC manages mathematical fundingĀ  - an example of a negative impact factor. The Guardian story ...

Public lecture: How To Gamble If You Must

Published: Monday, 5 September 2011 Tags: news_article

The university is hosting a public lecture today to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of The Reverend Thomas Bayes, an eminent statistician and former student of The University of Edinburgh

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