On 30 January the 1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics in Lincoln was given by Prof Natasha Maurits (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands). The lecturer was introduced by the Head of School of Maths and Physics Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky. Prof Natasha Maurits is a trained mathematician. She is now a Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering at Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.
The lecture, Patients in numbers, was a great success. It described how important are numerical data in medicine, and how mathematics helps in improving diagnostic and drugs efficacy evaluation procedures. Many of the examples given in the lecture were based on Prof. Maurits research in neurology, where her studies found clinical applications. The lecture attracted a big audience consisting of staff, students and members of the public, both from Lincoln and other cities.
Before the lecture Dr Evgeny Khukhro briefly reminded the audience about Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), an outstanding algebraist, born in Lincoln, who was also influential in the development of mathematical education of women. Nowadays University of Lincoln has a strong Algebra research group, so it makes sense to have Annual Charlotte Scott Lectures in Maths in Lincoln.
Another pre-lecture event was presenting the 1st prize of Maths Challenge-2016-17 of Lincoln School of Maths and Physics to the winner Melissa Quail.