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Research Seminars and Meetings

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

Forthcoming events:

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

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Wednesday 18 January - CANCELLED

Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 19 January - 12.00 - CLM.7.02, Clement House, LSE
Athena Picarelli (Oxford)
High-order filtered schemes for  time-dependent second order HJB equations

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Thursday 19 January - 14.00 - TW2.3.01, Tower Two, Clement's Inn, LSE
Gautier Stauffer (Grenoble)
The Stochastic Shortest Path Problem: A polyhedral combinatorics perspective

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Wednesday 25 January - 16.00 - TW1.2.03, Tower One, LSE
TBC

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Thursday 19 January - 14.00 - TW2.3.01, Tower Two, Clement's Inn, LSE
TBC

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Wednesday 1 February - 16.00 - TW1.2.03, Tower One, LSE
Stanislav Zivny (Oxford)
Power and limits of LP and SDP relaxations

Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 2 February - 12.00 - CLM.7.02, Clement House, LSE
Julio Backhoff (TU Vienna)
Title and abstract TBC

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation
Thursday 2 February - 14.00 - TW2.3.01, Tower Two, Clement's Inn, LSE
Alexey Pokrovskiy (ETH)
Title and abstract TBC

Dates for you diary

Public Lecture: Mathematicians at War

Date: Thursday 9 March 2017
Time: 6.30 - 8pm

Speaker: Professor June Barrow-Green
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

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 will consider 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 will discuss the war-time activities of Cambridge mathematicians and examine the impact of the War on their careers as well as on mathematics itself.

The event will be chaired by Professor Martin Anthony (@MartinHGAnthony), Professor of Mathematics and Head of Department of Mathematics at LSE.  Full details of the event can be found here.

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.

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

Recent major events:

@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)

Public Lecture: The Diffusion of Social and Technological Innovations - 7 March 2016
In this lecture, Professor H. Peyton Young considered how new ideas, technologies, and ways of doing things are the key to economic growth and development. Yet it often takes many years after the introduction of an innovation before it comes into widespread use. Delays result from many issues; we examined these in the context of several well-documented cases.  The event was chaired by Professor Martin Anthony (@MartinHGAnthony), Professor of Mathematics and Head of Department of Mathematics at LSE.

A video of the lecture can be viewed on our YouTube channel here, with accompanying slides available here.

Past major events:

Public Lectures: Prof Frank Wilczek - July 2015, Prof Robin Wilson - January 2016, Prof H. Peyton Young - March 2016
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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