School of Mathematics

First annual Welcome Back public lecture and prizegiving

On Friday 12th September, the first annual Welcome Back lecture and prizegiving was held to welcome new and continuing undergraduates for the new academic year.

Professor Reidun Twarock gave an inspiring talk about an unexpected real-world application of Mathematics, titled “Geometry: A Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Viruses”. Professor Twarock also presented certificates to students who had been awarded a prize in the previous academic year.

The lecture was followed by a drinks reception in the Atiyah Gallery for all students and staff in the School.

From Left to Right: Prof. Iain Gordon (Head of School), Ruoyi Wang, Robert Cochrane, Jenny August, Thierry Zigrand, Michael Scanlon, Rebecca Wood, Jia Lee, Tony Yuan, Prof. Reidun Twarock (guest speaker).