LMS Prospects in Mathematics
Bristol, 16-17 December 2011
Are you considering applying for
Ph.D. studies in mathematics for entry in 2012? If yes, this meeting
is for you!
About the meeting:
The meeting is aimed at students across the UK
considering applying for
Ph.D. studies in Mathematics for entry in 2012.
The conference has the goal to introduce the many and varied opportunities for research in pure and applied mathematics that exist in universities in the UK.
Speakers will share their passion about mathematical
research by describing the type of questions they are working on,
and will discuss where their research topic is being actively
studied in the UK.
Moreover, information about the Doctoral Training Centers
in Mathematical Sciences and funding opportunities will be available.
The event will be in Bristol on 16-17 December 2011 and will be sponsored by the London Mathematical Society.
The talks will be on the
afternoon of Friday 16 December and the morning of Saturday
17 December. The conference dinner on Friday evening will provide the opportunity to interact wtih the speakers.
Friday 16 December:
from 12.30- Registration
1.15-2.00 "Number Theory and Ergodic Theory" - Tom Ward (UEA)
2.00-2.45 "Soft Active Matter- Models, Mathematics and Materials" - Tannie Liverpool (Bristol)
2.45-3.30 Presentations of the Doctoral Training Centers in the Mathematical Sciences -
Cambridge Center for Analyses
(Arieh Iserles), Lancaster STOR-i
Warwick MUSDOC , CDT in Communications
3.30-4.00 Tea break
4.00-4.45 "Mirror Symmetry" - Tom Coates (Imperial)
4.45-5.30 "Harmonic Analysis and its interactions" - Jim Wright (Edinburgh)
5.30-6.15 "Mathematical immunology in a nutshell" - Carmen Molina Paris (Leeds)
6.30-9.00 Reception and Dinner Buffet
Saturday 17 December:
"Asymptotic scaling: getting the small things right" - Richard Craster (Imperial)
9.45-10.30 "Geometric Group Theory" - Cornelia Drutu (Oxford)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.45 "Research in additive combinatorics" - Ben Green (Cambridge)
11.45-12.30 "Probability and scaling limits" - Nadia Sidorova (UCL)
12.30-1.30 Lunch Buffet
1.30-2.15 "Complex Fluids: so much more than water" - Helen Wilson (UCL)
2.15:3.00 "Riemann surfaces in physics" - Marta Mazzocco (Loughborough)
Some pictures of the event, for more click here
Location and practical information: The event will be held in Bristol at the
School of Mathematics of the
University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TW.
The Main building of the Maths Department is number 29 on the
Lectures will be in room SM1 (on the first floor, follow the signs) and start at 1.15pm.
The registration desk will open at 12.30pm.
The most convenient stations to arrive in to are:
Train - Temple Meads station
Coach - City Centre Coach Station
Megabus - City Centre, Colston Hall
How to participate:
Funding is available to cover the costs for around 50 participants for accommodation for one night and to help cover the cost of travelling to Bristol.
All applicants are automatically
considered for funding. To apply to attend, email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading
"Prospects Application" and
include evidence of the degree classification you are on track to
(this could include a transcript or letter from member of
staff at you institution)
and include a statement that "I am on
track academically to begin Ph.D. studies in 2012" or explain why you should
attend if this is not the case.
To receive full consideration for
funding, your application needs to be received by the:
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 23rd 2011
Funding decisions will be made shortly thereafter.
Accomodation will be provided in shared hotel rooms with twin beds and ensuite bathroom.
Please specify your gender in the application and let the organizers know if you want
to share with a particular participant or if you wish to make your own accomodation arrangements.
applications are considered at the discretion of the organizers.
Local Organizers: Jens Marklof (Bristol) and Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol)
Michael Farber (Durham), Iain Gordon (Edinburgh), Nicholas
J. Higham (Manchester), Jens Marklof (Bristol), John Parker (Durham), Norbert Peyerimhoff (Durham),
Jared Tanner (Edinburgh)
and Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol)
Sponsor: The event is supported and sponsored by The London Mathematical Society .