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Are current extreme concerns of blackouts in the media justified? Dr. Chris Dent comments on recent media stories about high risks of electricity capacity shortfalls.

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Tags:

Dr Chris Dent provides commentary on some aspects of current media stories on potential blackouts, and questions whether the alarmist tone of these articles is justified.

School of Mathematics planning to recruit several new lecturers

Published: Thursday, 8 December 2016 Tags: jobs

The University of Edinburgh will make a substantial number of appointments in the Mathematical Sciences as part of an ambitious plan for the School of Mathematics, which includes expansion into part of the new £40M Bayes' Centre.

Dr Natalia Bochkina elected member of ISBA

Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Tags: Statistics

Natalia Bochkina has been elected as a 2-year member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the period 2017-2019.

Dr Jonathan Gair awarded President's Medal for gravitational wave research

Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Tags: Statistics

Dr Jonathan Gair has been awarded a President's Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for his significant contributions to the development of data analysis techniques for the detection of gravitational waves. Gravitational ...

Edinburgh Maths Circle visits local primary school

Published: Monday, 5 December 2016 Tags: outreach

On Thursday 25th November, staff from the School of Mathematics visited the Flora Stevenson Primary School to work with P5 pupils, as a part of the school's STEM Week.

Enrolment opens for School's Massive Open Online Course

Published: Monday, 21 November 2016 Tags: Statistics outreach

Enrolment is now open for the School's new Massive Open Online Course, Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data.

Notes of the School Whittaker Colloquium given by Edward Witten in May 2016

Published: Wednesday, 2 November 2016 Tags: Mathematical Physics

Notes of the School Whittaker Colloquium given by Edward Witten in May 2016

Nature Communications paper by Lyuba Chumakova

Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 Tags: Applied Mathematics outreach

The paper Microtubule organization is determined by the shape of epithelial cells answers a long-standing question in cell biology, whether internal cellular structures (microtubulae cytoskeleton) control the shape of cells during ...

New research models the dispersion of pollutants in the streets of Manhattan

Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016 Tags: Applied Mathematics outreach

New research by Prof Jacques Vanneste of the School of Mathematics and Alexandra Tzella, formerly a postdoctoral researcher in the School and now a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, explains how pollutants would navigate streets in urban areas.

Julian Hall awarded prize for best paper of 2015 in Computational Optimization and Applications

Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Tags: Optimization

Julian Hall, in collaboration with his former PhD student Qi Huangfu, has been awarded the prize for the best paper of 2015 in Computational Optimization and Applications. The article describes the novel numerical linear algebra techniques required by their efficient parallel implementation of the dual revised simplex method.

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