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Research Seminars and Meetings

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

Forthcoming events:

Discrete Mathematics Reading Group
Wednesday 10 February
- 15.00 - TW1.3.02, Tower One, Clement's Inn, LSE
Aaron Lin (LSE) and Konrad Swanepoel (LSE)

Sets of points with few ordinary lines

Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 11 February - 12.00 - NAB.1.09, New Academic Building, LSE
Xiaolu Tan  (University of Paris-Dauphine)
Tightness and duality of martingale transport on the Skorokhod space
*** If you are not an LSE member of staff or LSE student but would like to attend this seminar, please email  seminar@maths.lse.ac.uk so that we can notify the security reception desks to facilitate your access into the New Academic Building***

Joint Seminar on Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory and Operations Research
Thursday 11 February - 14.00 - TW1.3.02, Tower Two, LSE
Christoph Dürr (Paris)
Online Algorithms for Multi-Level Aggregation

Mathematics Lunchtime Seminar
Friday 12 February - 12:05 - 32L.B.09, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Ahmad Abu-Khazneh (LSE)
Extremal problems related to covering and matching in multipartite hypergraphs

Joint Mathematics and Philosophy Reading Group on Game Theory
Monday 15 February
- 16.00 - CLM.G.04, Clement House, LSE
Discussion of foundational and philosophical issues in game theory

Discrete Mathematics Reading Group
Wednesday 17 February
- 15.00 - TW1.3.02, Tower One, Clement's Inn, LSE
Aaron Lin (LSE) and Konrad Swanepoel (LSE)

Sets of points with few ordinary lines

Seminar on Operations Research
*** Please note change to usual venue and time ***
Wednesday 17 February - 15.30 - Wolfson Theatre, NAB, LSE
Daan Wierstra (Google DeepMind)
How to Build an Artificial General Intelligence

The London Mathematical Finance Seminar
Thursday 18 February - King's College London- Nash Lecture Theatre K2.31
16.15: Jan Obloj (Oxford) - title and abstract TBC
17.15: Fabio Bellini (Milano-Bicocca) - title and abstract TBC

Seminar on Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory
Thursday 18 February - 14.00 - CLM.1.03, Clement House, LSE
Speaker, title and abstract TBC

Mathematics Lunchtime Seminar
Friday 19 February - 12:05 - 32L.B.09, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Daniel Quiroz (LSE)
Title and abstract TBC

Discrete Mathematics Reading Group
Wednesday 24 February
- 15.00 - TW1.3.02, Tower One, Clement's Inn, LSE
Aaron Lin (LSE) and Konrad Swanepoel (LSE)

Sets of points with few ordinary lines

Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar
Thursday 25 February - 12.00 - NAB.1.09, New Academic Building, LSE
Christa Cuchiero (University of Vienna)
Title and abstract TBC
*** If you are not an LSE member of staff or LSE student but would like to attend this seminar, please email  seminar@maths.lse.ac.uk so that we can notify the security reception desks to facilitate your access into the New Academic Building***

Seminar on Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory
Thursday 25 February - 14.00 - CLM.1.03, Clement House, LSE
Diana Piguet (Prague)
Title and abstract TBC

Dates for your diary: major forthcoming events

Public lecture: The Diffusion of Social and Technological Innovations
H. Peyton Young (LSE / Oxford)

Monday 7 March - 18.30-20.00 - Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Centennial Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics, Peyton Young discusses the diffusion of innovations: 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 can arise from lingering uncertainty about the potential benefits of the innovation, reluctance by some people to try new ideas and approaches, and in some cases outright resistance due to perceived threats to established norms.   We examine these issues in the context of several well-documented cases, including the adoption of hybrid maize by US farmers, the adoption of contraceptive practices in developing countries, and the use of stock options to compensate executives in modern corporations.  Attempts to speed up the adoption process by providing more information or changing the incentives have been successful in some cases but not in others.
The hashtag for the event is #LSEPeytonYoung

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: Juila Boettcher and Jozef Skokan (LSE); Robert Johnson and David Ellis (QMUL)

Recent major events:

Public lecture: Non-Western Mathematics - 18 January 2016
Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University and Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics at LSE, Professor Robin Wilson (LSE / Open University) explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and the Mayans.

This event was chaired by Professor Jan van den Heuvel. The podcast and video of Robin's lecture can be found here and his accompanying lecture slides can be viewed here.

Public lecture:  A Beautiful Question: finding nature's deep design - 8 July 2015
World-class physicist and Nobel laureate Professor Frank Wilczek (MIT) discussed his new book, "A Beautiful Question", which argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that had guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. A Beautiful Question is the culmination of Wilczek's life work, a work that looks to combine the age-old quest for beauty with the age-old quest for truth.The press release can be read here.

This event was chaired by Professor Bernhard von Stengel.  The podcast of the lecture can be viewed here, the video of the lecture can be viewed here  and photographs taken by Dr Tugkan Batu can be seen here.

Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics - 13 & 14 May 2015
The 2015 Colloquia in Combinatorics took take place on 13-14 May, jointly hosted by the LSE Mathematics Department and Queen Mary, University of London. This event offered 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. Full details can be found here.

Organisers: Jozef Skokan (LSE), Robert Johnson (QMUL) and David Ellis (QMUL)

Past major events:

Public Lectures: Prof Frank Wilczek - July 2015, Prof Robin Wilson - January 2016
Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics:
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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