27th November 2013
We are holding an open day on Wednesday 27th November 2013 for all those who wish to pursue postgraduate mathematics at Bristol, please register to attend. A contribution will be made towards reasonable intra-UK travel expenses (eg., 2nd class railfare).
22nd August 2013
A new web tool, created by NERC-funded researchers including Andrew Hogg in the School of Mathematics, could pave the way for better management of airspace during volcanic crises. PlumeRise is designed to give more accurate estimates of the amount of ash pumped into the atmosphere during a volcanic eruption, a vital piece of information for ash cloud forecasters.
6th August 2013
Corinna Ulcigrai has been awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council. These highly competitive grants enable very talented researchers at an early stage of their career to establish a research team and pursue frontier research of their choice. The title of the grant is "Chaos in Parabolic Dynamics: Mixing, Rigidity, Spectra". This significant award, worth nearly 1.2 million euros, will enable the further growth of the ergodic theory group within Mathematics.
12th July 2013
Physicist Nicolas Brunner (Geneva) and mathematician Noah Linden (Bristol) have uncoverd a deep and unexpected connection between game theory and quantum physics. In a paper published in Nature Communications, Dr Brunner and Prof Linden showed that these subjects are in fact deeply connected with the same concepts appearing in both fields. This work opens not only a bridge between two remote scientific communities, but also possible applications for quantum technologies.
9th July 2013
A Bristol academic has been awarded a prestigious Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) for achievements in mathematics. Dr Corinna Ulcigrai of the School of Mathematics received the award for her "breakthrough results in dynamical systems". The LMS is the major British learned society for mathematics. Four Whitehead Prizes are awarded annually, in memory of Professor J. H. C. Whitehead, a former President of the Society.