School of Mathematics


David Finney Centenary Lecture

Published: Monday, 18 December 2017 Tags: Statistics

The David Finney Centenary Lecture took place on November 30th at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences. This event was in honour of Prof. David Finney, who turned 100 on January 3rd 2017. Prof. Finney was an eminent ...

Award for Teaching Excellence won by Chris Sangwin and collaborators for STACK

Published: Monday, 6 November 2017 Tags: Maths Education prizes

Congratulations to Chris Sangwin and the STACK team based at the Open University who have won one of the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence from the Higher Education Academy.

MIGSAA features strongly in EPSRC document

Published: Thursday, 2 November 2017 Tags: Analysis Applied Mathematics Graduate School

MIGSAA, our Centre for Doctoral Training run jointly with Heriot-Watt University, was ranked in the top category following EPSRC's mid-term review.

Prof Ruth King has been elected to the Royal Statistical Society council

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 Tags: Statistics

Prof Ruth King has been elected to the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Council. Her term on the Council will start in January 2018 and will last for 4 years. The council ballot results can be found in https://www.statslife.or ...

Centre for Statistics launch event

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 Tags: Statistics

The University of Edinburgh is establishing a new Centre for Statistics, which is being spearheaded by the School of Mathematics. The vision for the Centre is to act as a focus for statistical activity across the University, to promote the establishment of innovative inter-disciplinary statistical research programmes, provide effective communication of statistical ideas to an academic and external audience and to be at the forefront of training the next generation of statisticians and data scientists.

Dr Jonathan Gair contributes to the first detection of a powerful astronomical event

Published: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Tags: Statistics

Dr Jonathan Gair from the School of Mathematics has contributed to the first detection and analysis of a powerful astronomical event - the merger of two very dense neutron stars.

Whittaker Colloquium Prof. K. Moffatt (Cambridge) (video + slides)

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 Tags: Applied Mathematics Topology

Prof. Keith Moffatt FRS, FRSE was an undergraduate student at Edinburgh 1953-1957, who subsequently was the Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge, as well as Head of DAMTP and Director of the Newton Institute.

Grant Success: Ruth King and Vanda Carvalho

Published: Monday, 9 October 2017 Tags: Statistics funding award

Ruth King and Vanda Carvalho, with Tom Bird (Centre for Inflammation Research) have been awarded a CSO research grant "Validating and Improving Serum Biomarkers for Liver Cancer Surveillance".

Undergraduate Prizes 2016-17

Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017 Tags: undergraduate

One of the most pleasurable tasks of the Board of Examiners of the School of Mathematics is the award of prizes to those undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by their academic performance.

Grant Success: Iain Gordon

Published: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 Tags: Algebra Geometry funding award

Congratulations to Iain Gordon who has been awarded an EPSRC network grant.

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