Up the cathedral tower

Originally posted on Algebra in Lincoln:
On Wednesday the 8th of November, a small group of maths staff and students climbed up to the highest point in Lincoln, led by cathedral volunteers.

3rd Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

On 2nd of November, George Boole’s 202th birthday, Professor Alexandre Borovik (University of Manchester) delivered the 3rd Annual Boole Lecture “What is mathematics education, really?”. At the beginning Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky introduced the lecturer and reminded the audience of George Boole’s exploits in mathematical education. The thought-provoking lecture was well attended by staff, students and members […]

A London Mathematical Society Research Grant

Originally posted on Algebra in Lincoln:
Nadia Mazza, Brita Nucinkis, Rachel Camina and Anitha Thillaisundaram successfully secured a London Mathematical Society Research Grant. This grant will go towards organising three one-day meetings in April, September and December 2018 at the Universities of Lincoln, Royal Holloway and Lancaster respectively. The Lincoln one-day conference will be themed…

What Sir Mark Walport taught me during his visit to the University of Lincoln

Originally posted on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine:
I was privileged to witness Professor Sir Mark Walport opening today of the magnificent new Isaac Newton Building. This is the home of the Schools of Mathematics and Physics; Engineering; and Computer Science. Sir Mark gave the “Great Lives” lecture attended by over 400 students, industrialists, academics and…

1st Annual Edmund Weaver Lecture

Originally posted on Astrophysics Group :
Today Phil Sutton delivered an illuminating public lecture on the Cassini mission to Saturn. That was the first lecture in a new lecture series of Annual Edmund Weaver Lectures in Astronomy. Before the lecture Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky  introduced new lecture series and explained briefly who was mysterious Edmund Weaver. The talk…

Film about mathematicians

On 4 October 2017 the UoL Eleanor Glanville Center in conjunction with School of Mathematics and Physics organized a screening of “Hidden Figures“, a highly acclaimed film about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA on space programmes. The film is loosely based on true events and real protagonists. Before the film, Prof Evgeny Khukhro […]

School of Maths and Physics contributes 120 miles to the Walk A Million campaign in Lincolnshire

Originally posted on Algebra in Lincoln:
On Saturday the 30th of September 2017, the students and staff of the School of Mathematics and Physics hiked a 10-mile section of the Viking Trail, from Navenby to Lincoln, stopping for lunch at the lovely Horse and Jockey in Waddington. We were accompanied by great views as we…

Industrial Laser Applications Symposium

Originally posted on Study Physics:
Six of our second year Physics students (now third year students) attended the 5th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2017) in Grantham on 22-23 March 2017. This unique 2-day event was organized by the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU). It attracted international delegates and speakers to share the latest in…

Planets, stars, and music of glass

Originally posted on Study Physics:
Today the University of Lincoln hosted the Lincoln Get Hold of Technology & Science (LiGHTS) festival. Our school presented two exciting activities. Our own astrophysicists, Dr Phil Sutton, told to old and young about recent news from the world of planets and stars. The most young listeners asked the most…

Our school’s first Master by Research in Lincoln!

Originally posted on Computational Physics Group:
Today, Fiona Bissett successfully passed her viva (subject to minor corrections) for the degree of Master of Science by Research with the thesis “Computational study of the self-assembly of hypoxanthine in the gas-phase and on the Au(111) surface” written under the supervision of Dr Manuela Mura. Fiona is our…

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