About Andrei Zvelindovsky

Founding Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics and Professor of Computational & Theoretical Physics, University of Lincoln, UK

Guest Lectures From Industry

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To keep our Mathematics and Physics programmes relevant to the key industries that our graduates will one day end up in, we invite industry speakers to give special lectures on how they use mathematics and physics in their job. Our modules “Industrial and Financial Mathematics” and “Industrial and Econophysics” aim to expose students to some of the many ways in which physics and mathematics is used to solve “real world” problems. The modules are intended to showcase some of the industrial applications of physics and mathematics with a focus on the finance sector towards the end. Invited industry specialists give the lectures for the industrial, introducing mathematical techniques and physics they have not encountered before. Unlike traditional modules where content is delivered and then assessed, the industrial modules focuses on the ability to self teach complex and unfamiliar mathematics and physics. This simulates a more realistic approach to solving a…

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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 .

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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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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).

Reece Darley, BSc Mathematics, graduate 2019

Reece Darley, graduated with BSc Mathematics in 2019 from the University of Lincoln:

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Lincoln. I made lifelong friends, and learnt an eclectic range of mathematics that was not only interesting, but has served me well in finding a job.

Reece is working as a Route Revenue Analyst at a major airline (looks at how flights are selling compared to market trends and changes prices accordingly).

Professor Natasha Maurits visits

Maths & Physics News

On 28 February – 1 March 2019 Professor Natasha Maurits, who is a Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, has visited our school and delivered a 2 hour lecture as a part of 2nd year Industrial Mathematics module. From November 2018 Natasha is a Visiting Professor of Mathematics for Biomedical Engineering in our school. Two years ago Natasha delivered our 1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics.

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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

Maths & Physics News

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

Maths & Physics News

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

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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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