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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 […]

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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    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 Milan Vojnovic

Professor Milan Vojnovic is a Chair in Data Science in the Department of Statistics, London School and Economics & Political Science.  With the publication of Contest Theory, we took the opportunity to interview the author to find out more about his book and how it relates to his career.

 

What piqued your interest in the topic of contest theory?
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    Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

Philippe van Basshuysen – Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

With the current refugee crisis showing no sign of abating, a fair and efficient method for distributing people to different countries is urgently needed. In this post, Philippe van Basshuysen looks at matching systems.  Philippe is a Research Student in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. He mainly works on game theory, and has recently become interested […]

Norman Biggs – Calculus on Clay?

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.

 

I’m not an astronomer and […]

A tribute to Anatole Beck (1930-2014)

A little over a year since his passing, Adam Ostaszewki, Professor of Mathematics at LSE, remembers Anatole Beck, our friend and colleague, with input from Steve Alpern and Kenneth Binmore.  They have also put together a bibliography of Anatole’s work.

 

Anatole Beck (1930-2014) was born in the Bronx, New York and educated at Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn College and Yale […]

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    Ewan Davies – Counting the number of ways a gas can fill a room

Ewan Davies – Counting the number of ways a gas can fill a room

Ewan Davies is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics. His research is on graph theory, the study of connected systems of abstract ‘things’ which we call graphs. In this example the ‘things’ in the graph are particles of a gas or atoms in a molecule, and he developed a new method for understanding mathematical models in these […]

Norman Biggs – Strictly not dancing

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.  He has been Librarian and General Secretary of the London Mathematical Society, and Vice-President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. Follow him on […]

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