Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Mathematics

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures

Is algebra aspoilsportin mathematics?

a public lecture by

Professor Evgeny Khukhro

University of Lincoln

Wednesday, 17 January 2018,

6:00-7:20 pm

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

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Is it the role of algebra to be taking fun out of mathematics? Starting from primary school level, there are numerous examples in which lively mathematical problems are “dried up” by algebra. Or could one experience a different, sublime kind of satisfaction from application of algebraic methods? I will discuss these questions both from the historical perspective and on the basis of personal experience.

Evgeny Khukhro is a Professor of Pure Mathematics in School of Mathematics and Physics of University of Lincoln. Evgeny received his PhD in 1980 in algebra from Novosibirsk University, Russia, and DSc (Habilitation) in 1988 in group theory from Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences…

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Lincoln Mathematics Challenge 2017/18

Submit your typed or neatly written solutions of the following problems to or by post to Mathematics Challenge, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, LN6 7TS. Please include your full name, postal address and email, as well as the name and address of your school. The closing date is 10 January, 2018. The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Lincoln on 7 February 2018. It is possible to win a prize even if you have not completed all of the questions, so you are encouraged to submit solutions if you do only some of the problems. The competition is open to all young pre-university people in UK aged 15–18 years. It is not open to current university students. See full Terms and Conditions. The problems can also be downloaded from here.