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New Staff in Mathematics, November 2014 – February 2015

A round-up of new Mathematics faculty members November 2014 – February 2015

Welcome to WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society are the newest student group to join the EPS Community. They work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. Annabel Fitzgerald tells us more.

MathSoc Update – March 2015

MathSoc has gone from strength to strength this academic year and the Society is providing a wide range of events for our members. Vice-President Sarah Graves tells us more.

School of Mathematics ranked 6th in UK for world-leading and internationally-excellent research outputs

The School of Mathematics is very pleased to have achieved a very good performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The School ranked an impressive 6 out of 53 in terms of world leading and internationally excellent research outputs.

Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

Alan Turing is one of the world's best-known mathematicians, and probably the best known in the past century. This is partly for his work on cracking German codes in World War II, and partly for his arrest, conviction and punishment for homosexuality in the 1950s. The mathematics that made him famous, however, rarely gets mentioned.

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

One of the most basic concepts in Mathematics is the notion of a sum. That is, a set of three numbers such that two of the numbers add up to the third. For example, 4, 5 and 9 form the sum 4+5=9 whilst 3, 4 and 9 certainly do not form a sum! This concept is one that every school child has seen, yet there still remain many deep and difficult problems in this area.

MathSoc Update - November 2014

It's been an incredibly busy start to the new academic year for MathSoc. President Eve Dam tell us more.

New Staff in Mathematics, July - October 2014

A round-up of new Mathematics faculty members March - July 2014

Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus: LMS Whitehead Prize and ICM invited lecture

Professor Daniela Kühn and Professor Deryk Osthus have been invited to give a lecture at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.

Positive news for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as University celebrates best ever performance in National Student Survey

Birmingham students are more satisfied with their teaching and learning than ever before according to The National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education. The success was reflected in the College with the majority of the nine Schools seeing an increase in subject satisfaction. Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science saw outstanding results with 98% overall satisfaction.
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