A London Mathematical Society Research Grant

Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

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 on the category of totally disconnected locally compact groups and will take place on Friday the 13th of April 2018.logo_rgb2NadiabritaRachel_CaminaAnitha

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Film about mathematicians

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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.

IMG_4801ccBefore the film, Prof Evgeny Khukhro gave a short introduction to the film, describing its mathematical background and some little known historical details about “human computers” who worked on atomic and space programmes in USA and USSR.

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Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

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What is Mathematics Education, Really?

a public lecture by

Professor Alexandre Borovik

(University of Manchester)

Thursday, 2nd of November 2017,

6:00-7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre  INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

Eventbrite - Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

Alexandre_Borovik-bAs I argue in my paper, the current crisis in the school level mathematics education is a sign that it reaches a bifurcation point and is under increasing pressure to split in two streams:

* education for a selected minority of children / young people who, in their adult lives, will be filling increasingly small share of jobs which really require mathematical competence (I call them mathematical makers); and

** basic numeracy and mathematics awareness classes for the rest of population, end users of technology saturated by mathematics invisible to them.

In my talk, I will discuss challenges in mathematics education which will arise from this split. This is a theme which is rarely discussed in…

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School of Maths and Physics at Lincoln Cathedral’s Organ Celebration

Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

This staff-student-family-and-friends venture took us to Lincoln Cathedral on the evening of Friday the 13th. Our group, spanning from a 13-month-old to grandparents, witnessed a wonderful concert by the organists and the cathedral choir. The event celebrated the end of the 2-year restoration work on the Father Willis Organ.


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Maths Awards Ceremony

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DSC_0024aaDuring Welcome Week, on 21 September, Year 2 and Year 3 Maths students had an Award Ceremony, followed by informal social event. Awards for students with best academic achievements were supplemented with prizes in Amazon vouchers. The Awards were presented by Head of School Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky and Maths Programme Leader Prof Evgeny Khukhro. Then Awards for the best maths lecturers in each year, as voted by the students, were presented by the School Student Rep Grace Nichols-Singh.

Boole Prizes-2017 were awarded to Jordan O’Connor the  for the best performance in Year 1 and to Reece Smith for the best performance in Year 2. Commendations for outstanding results in pure maths were awarded to Benjamin Kendrick for Year 1 and to Alexander Lau for Year 2. Commendations for outstanding results in applied maths were awarded to Fred Hine for Year 1 and to Alasdair Allen for Year 2. The Awards for

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Students’ trip to London

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On Sunday 4 June a group of maths and physics students went on a trip to London. They visited the Science Museum, in particular, the maths exhibitions there. The trip was supported by the UoL Student Engagement and Educational Development grant “Supporting the Maths Society”.


Lovedeep S Bharaj wrote: “I’d say that the museum was interesting and fun… It was not a guided tour and this was good because it allowed us to wonder around independently and stay for as long as we wanted in certain areas. For example, the mathematics section was very interesting, upon entering were huge curved sculptures, which were representations of differential equations. Also, there was the enigma machine on display as well as the machine Alan Turing created to crack the enigma code set by the Germans during the Second World War, I personally found this fascinating as I have seen the film which…

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