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Research Seminars and Meetings

The Mathematics Department organises regular research seminars in the following areas:

Forthcoming events:

The Lent Term 2017 seminar series has ended.  The Department is in the process of scheduling our Summer Term 2017 Seminar programme.  Please do check online for updates.

Dates for you diary

Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics - 10 & 11 May 2017
The 2017 Colloquia in Combinatorics will take place on 10-11 May, jointly hosted by the LSE Mathematics Department and Queen Mary, University of London. This event offers the opportunity to hear talks by both prominent and promising mathematicians from the UK and abroad, on a variety of topics within the broad field of combinatorics and related areas. Visit the Colloquia website for more information.

Organisers: Julia Böttcher and Jozef Skokan (LSE); Robert Johnson and Mark Jerrum (QMUL)

A Mathematics Conference in Honour of Ioannis Karatzas - 31 May - 2 June 2017
Johannes Ruf (LSE) is co-organising a mathematics conference in honour of Ioannis Karatzas.  This probability conference will take place on the island of Thera (Santorini), in the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre, Fira.  Visit the conference website for more information.

Recent major events:

Public Lecture: The response of Cambridge mathematicians to the First World War - 9 March 2017
Speaker: Professor June Barrow-Green

Professor June Barrow-Green is Professor of History of Mathematics at the Open University.  She is also Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics.  In this lecture, Professor Barrow-Green considered how Cambridge mathematicians responded to the First World War in a variety of ways.  There were those who volunteered their mathematical skills for work at establishments such as the Royal Aircraft Factory, the National Physical Laboratory, or the Anti-Aircraft Experimental Section of the Ministry of Munitions, those who followed a military path, and those who, for reasons of conscience, refused to take an active part in the War. Professor Barrow-Green discussed the war-time activities of Cambridge mathematicians and examined the impact of the War on their careers as well as on mathematics itself.

The event was chaired by Professor Martin Anthony (@MartinHGAnthony), Professor of Mathematics and Head of Department of Mathematics at LSE.

A video and podcast of this lecture are available.

@LSE Maths Public Lectures at The Alan Turing Institute - 12-16 December 2016

The Discrete Mathematics team hosted a workshop on open problems to contribute to a better understanding of the general area of large-scale structures in random graphs.  The majority of the workshop was by invitation only but two Public Lectures were open to all:

  • Robert Morris (IMPA) - The sharp threshold for making squares
  • Stefanie Gerke (RHUL) - Matchings in random bipartite graphs

Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics - 11 & 12 May 2016
The 2016 Colloquia in Combinatorics will take place on 11-12 May, jointly hosted by the LSE Mathematics Department and Queen Mary, University of London. This event offers the opportunity to hear talks by both prominent and promising mathematicians from the UK and abroad, on a variety of topics within the broad field of combinatorics and related areas.

Organisers: Julia Böttcher and Jozef Skokan (LSE); Robert Johnson and David Ellis (QMUL)

Past major events:

Public Lectures: Prof June Barrow-Green - March 2017, Prof H. Peyton Young - March 2016, Prof Robin Wilson - January 2016, Prof Frank Wilczek - July 2015
Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 20092008 & 2007 
ESRC Game Theory Workshop: October 2013, February 2013, 2011
Conference on Search Games and Rendezvous: 2012, 2010
Mini-conference on Infinite Combinatorics: 2012

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