Andre Macedo gave a research talk at Lincoln

Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

On Tuesday the 10th of December 2019, Andre Macedo (University of Reading) gave a research seminar as part of the Advanced Topics of Mathematics and Mathematics Seminar. His talk details were as follows:

Title: Local-to-global principles for solving Diophantine equations

Abstract: The modern approach to the question of whether a polynomial equation admits rational solutions is to first check whether local solutions exist at every completion of the rationals (a finite computation), and then check whether the Hasse principle holds. If the Hasse principle holds, then the existence of local solutions everywhere guarantees the existence of a rational solution.

In this talk, I will introduce the Hasse principle and give examples of some nice families of equations for which the principle holds. I will then discuss this local-to-global approach for a natural class of equations coming from norms of number fields (the basic objects of algebraic number theory). I will…

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5th Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

Distinguished Maths & Physics Public Lectures

The Creativity Code

a public lecture by

Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS

Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the Oxford University
Professor of Mathematics and Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

6 pm – 7:20 pm

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

The lecture will be followed by signing the  book “The Creativity Code by the author. This book (and some others by the same author) will be available to purchase before and after the lecture from a bookstall by “Lindum Books .

Book a place

Humans are increasingly handing over our decision making responsibilities to complex algorithms; whether it’s to decide the music we listen to, the partners we date, or driving our investments. What happens when those algorithms go one step further and learn, adapt, and create like humans? Professor Marcus…

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4th Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics by Ruth Kaufman OBE

Maths & Physics News

On 4 December 2019 the 4th Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics was given in Isaac Newton Building of University of Lincoln by Ruth Kaufman OBE, FORS, FIMA, CSci, who was the President of the Operational Research Society in 2016–2017 and is now the Chair of the society’s Pro Bono Steering Group. This series of public lectures is named after Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), the famous mathematician born in Lincoln, who was also influential in developing  mathematical education of women and their participation in mathematical research. The lecture “Can maths save the world? An operational researcher’s perspective” raised important questions about the current problems facing the mankind, and how maths — and in particular, mathematical modelling and mathematical mindsets — can make a difference, and help save the world. The lecture attracted a big audience consisting of staff, students and members of the public, both from Lincoln and…

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Brittany Halpin, BSc Maths graduate 2019

Brittany Halpin graduated with BSc (Hons) Mathematics from  the University of Lincoln in 2019:

My time at Lincoln was amazing. After not gaining my predicted A-Level results for mathematics, I was uncertain of gaining a degree in this field. Although I found 1st and 2nd year challenging, the mathematics and links between the modules were exciting in my third year! The lecturers are amazing and if you work hard you can achieve anything regardless of what your previous grades say about you! Also join a society/sports team if you can, as this is a huge help to de-stress and allows you to engage with others who don’t just talk about maths!

Brittany is continuing now her further study at the University of Cambridge for PGCE Secondary Mathematics.

Sophie Marshall-Unitt, BSc Maths graduate 2019

Sophie Marshall-Unitt graduated with  BSc (Hons) Mathematics from the University of Lincoln in 2019:

Studying at Lincoln has left me with incredible memories and lasting friendships. The knowledge and experience gained from my  Mathematics degree have been invaluable in beginning my career in the engineering sector.

Sophie is currently a Graduate Engineer, Siemens Mobility, Rail Automation Division (she works on communication and information systems for the railway network).