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Visiting Isaac Newton’s birthplace

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On 26 May our maths and physics students and staff visited Woolsthorpe Manor — the birthplace of Isaac Newton, where he also spent much time in 1665-67 making  most important discoveries in maths and physics, in particular, laying foundations of Calculus, conducting experiments with light. Here still grows the famous apple tree, the falling of apples of which Newton used to illustrate his theory of gravitation. A story of Newton’s life was presented by a National Trust volunteer, followed by a short talk on Newton’s mathematics by Dr Evgeny Khukhro. After Woolsthorpe Manor, the day trip was continued with a visit to Belton House and gardens.

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Maths Students and Staff Easter Party

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On 6 April maths students and staff had an Easter Party in Tower Bar. Everybody enjoyed refreshments and pizzas, along with discussions and socializing.


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Anita Thillaisundaram in Women in Maths.

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University of Lincoln Lecturer, Anita Thillaisundaram has been featured in Women in Maths.

To read more, click the link here. Congratulations, Anitha!

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1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics by Prof Natasha Maurits

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On 30 Januaryportret-small the 1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics in Lincoln was given by Prof Natasha Maurits (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands). The lecturer was introduced by the Head of School of Maths and Physics Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky. Prof Natasha Maurits is a trained mathematician. She is now a Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering at Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.

The lecture, Patients in numbers, was a great success. It described how important are numerical data in medicine, and how mathematics helps in improving diagnostic and drugs efficacy evaluation procedures. Many of the examples given in the lecture were based on Prof. Maurits research in neurology, where her studies found clinical applications. The lecture attracted a big audience consisting of staff, students and members of the public, both from Lincoln and other cities.

img_4795a Prof Natasha Maurits with Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky (Head of School)



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Winners of the Mathematics Challenge 2016-17

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Congratulations to the winners of the Mathematics Challenge 2016-17 and a big thank you to all participants! The Awards Ceremony has taken place on 31st of January 2017 at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Campus. The results are:

1st prize:

Melissa Quail, Longsands Academy, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Joint 2nd prize:

John Bamford, Bilborough College, Nottingham

Ricky Li, Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex

3rd prize:

Firry Yang, Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex

The panel solutions and comments can be found here.

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Maths-Physics-Chemistry Xmas event

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It was great to have students from Lincoln UTC and The Priory Academy LSST for our joint Maths-Physics-Chemistry Christmas event with mini-lecture, workshops, a quiz and some nibbles. It covered maths of birds flocking, physics of chaos, and lots of funny and not so easy chemistry questions during the quiz.

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Mathematics Challenge

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For a chance to win the first prize (£100 Amazon voucher), or one of our prizes for runners-up, submit your typed or neatly written solutions of the following problems 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 5 January, 2017. The competition is open to all young pre-university people in UK aged 16–18 years. It is not open to current university students. See full Terms and Conditions. The problems can also be downloaded from here.

1. Suppose that alloy A contains 40% gold by weight, and alloy B contains 25% gold. How much of each of these alloys should be taken to be melted together so as to produce 600 grams of alloy containing…

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2nd Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics

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On 7th of November 2016 Dr Peter M. Neumann, OBE, from Oxford delivered our Second Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics. A fascinating talk about a revolutionary mathematician Évariste Galois which enlightened the public about his dramatically short but extraordinary fruitful life. In the span of just a few years Galois opened up a whole new direction for mathematics, which is now taught to all pure mathematics undergraduates. The lecture was well attended by staff, students and members of the public, some of whom travelled from Nottingham and York to listen to Peter’s talk.

After the lecture. L-R:  Dr Libby John, Head of School of Life Sciences, and from 1st january 2016 - Head of the College of Science, Dr Peter Neumann and Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, Head of the School of mathematics and Physics After the lecture. L-R: Dr Libby John, Head of School of Life Sciences (from 1st January 2016 – Head of the College of Science), Dr Peter Neumann and Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics.

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Fields medallist honored in Lincoln

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In a spectacular graduation ceremony on 5th of September 2016 held in the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral Professor Efim Zelmanov, Fields Medallist (1994), was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree.

I am really thrilled to have joined such an academic family! -wrote Professor Zelmanov after the ceremony.

Graduation ceremony of 5th of September 2016. R-L: Sandro Mattarei, Evgeny Khukhro, Efim Zelmanov, Andrei Zvelindovsky, Marco Pinna, Martin Greenall. Graduation ceremony of 5th of September 2016. R-L: Sandro Mattarei, Evgeny Khukhro, Efim Zelmanov, Andrei Zvelindovsky, Marco Pinna, Martin Greenall.

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Professor John Wilson joins our External Advisory Board

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john-wilson_crWe are very happy to welcome Professor John Wilson (University of Oxford) as a new member of our School’sExternal Advisory Board.

Professor Wilson, born and brought up in Lincolnshire, studied at the University of Cambridge, receiving the MSc degree in 1970, the PhD degree in 1971 and the ScD degree in 1989. He has held academic positions in Cambridge from 1969 to 1994, at the University of Birmingham from 1994 to 2003, and at the University of Oxford from 2003; he has also held visiting professorships in many other universities on three continents. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Group Theory since its foundation in 1998, was Editor-in-Chief of Math. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society from 1987 to 1992 and has served on the editorial boards of a number of other major international journals.

Professor Wilson has published over 100 research articles in the area…

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