To achieve an inclusive and co-operative working atmosphere, each LMS Undergraduate Summer School is usually limited to 50 in-person participants, so the organisers need to be highly selective. A high level of ability and enthusiasm for Mathematics is essential to enjoy and benefit from an LMS Undergraduate Summer School. Summer School 2023 will be held in the University of Sheffield on 16-28 July and will feature mini-courses and colloquia delivered by mathematicians from the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and our own Birmingham, as well as Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, US. Alongside the talks from established researchers, participants of the Summer School will be able to attend talks delivered by PhD students, with topics ranging from commutative and non-commutative algebra to quantum gravity to mathematical modelling of host manipulation by parasites to facilitate transmission.
Josie said: "After my past year's experience in industry, I would like to explore other research options, to better understand broad range of options. In my placement year, I've been performing data analysis for Roche clinical trials. I've really valued and enjoyed working with professionals who use statistical techniques to advance healthcare. I would be keen to learn more about research in group COVID testing, to continue my interest in statistical methods for medicine. I also look forward to the insight from postgraduate students, and I hope that it will inform my decisions on what to pursue after my BSc."
Jonathan said: "I would like to participate in the Summer School to broaden my mathematical horizons, as well as to gain an insight into the ways of postgraduate research; it would be a great opportunity for me to ask important questions regarding a career in research/academia and confirm whether this would be the right choice for me. I take great interest in the area of logic (and more generally the philosophy of maths), and so took it upon myself to focus my third-year research project on the proof of Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem. I was both astounded and inspired by the way that Gödel managed to prove something so seemingly philosophical in mathematical terms, using notions such as primitive recursive functions and the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic."