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    Five minutes with Nóra Frankl (PhD, Department of Mathematics)

Five minutes with Nóra Frankl (PhD, Department of Mathematics)

Nóra Frankl is a PhD candidate who joined the Department of Mathematics in October 2016, having obtained an MSc in Mathematics from Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest.  Her supervisor is Dr. Konrad Swanepoel and she works closely with a number of other PhD students within the Department.  Written in June 2017, read about her experience in discrete geometry and advice for prospective candidates on […]

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    Vlog: Cathy O’Neil discusses her book “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Vlog: Cathy O’Neil discusses her book “Weapons of Math Destruction”

Cathy O’Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people’s purchases and clicks. […]

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    Peter Cameron – Report of the Dynamics, Functional Equations, Infinite Combinatorics and Probability Conference 2017

Peter Cameron – Report of the Dynamics, Functional Equations, Infinite Combinatorics and Probability Conference 2017

Peter Cameron is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a half-time Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Peter writes a popular blog about things he “feel(s) strongly enough about” and he recently posted an entry about his observations at the […]

Norman Biggs – History of Mathematics: The LSE Course

Norman Biggs is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at LSE.  He is the author of 13 books and over 100 papers on Mathematics, and has also published in the fields of Numismatics and Metrology.  His latest book, “Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money” was released in February 2016.  Follow him on Twitter: @norman_biggs.

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    Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2017

Peter Cameron – Report of the London Combinatorics Colloquia 2017

Peter Cameron is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also a half-time Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Peter writes a popular blog about things he “feel(s) strongly enough about” and he recently posted an entry about his observations at the […]

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    Report of the Large-Scale Structures in Random Graphs Workshop

Report of the Large-Scale Structures in Random Graphs Workshop

Peter Allen, Julia Böttcher and Jozef Skokan are in the discrete mathematics group of the Department of Mathematics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. They organised a workshop on “Large-scale structures in random graphs” in December 2016 which was hosted at Alan Turing Institute and generously jointly funded by the Heilbronn Institute and the Alan Turing […]

5 minutes with Hal Kierstead

Hal Kierstead is a Professor at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Arizona State University.  He visited our Department in September to work with Jan van den Heuvel and Daniel Quiroz.  He also spoke at our Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation about the history and applications of generalised colouring numbers, a notion which arose from an […]

5 minutes with Yannai A. Gonczarowski

We were pleased to have Yannai. A. Gonczarowski (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Microsoft Research) visit our Department recently. During his time with us, he not only gave his excellent seminar on “Cascading to Equilibrium: Hydraulic Computation of Equilibria in Resource Selection Games”, but also generously gave his time to answer a short Q & A, covering everything from […]