29th April 2013
The award from MRC (Medical Research Council) is worth 232,225 pounds over 3 years. It will support research on novel statistical approaches for quantitative analysis of signal processing by single cells, and will involve collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the University of Bristol.
15th April 2013
Scientists at Bristol have developed a new type of nanoparticle with potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. The findings, published in Science and by a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Prof Dek Woolfson in Chemistry/Biochemistry and including Prof Noah Linden from the School of Mathematics, could potentially be used to deliver bioactive molecules, such as drugs, to cells and eventually diseased tissues in the body.
10th April 2013
Peter Green FRS has been invited to deliver the 14th Annual Bahadur Memorial Lecture in Chicago on 15 and 18 April; these commemorate Raj Bahadur, one of the architects of the modern theory of mathematical statistics. For more details see www.stat.uchicago.edu/seminars/bahadur/index.html
8th April 2013
The 1.2-million pounds Fellowship from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support research into the modelling, analysis and forecasting of non-stationary time series and multi-scale models in statistics. The research will mainly be theoretical but look at applications in epidemiology, energy and economics, building new links with Shell Global Solutions UK and the Bank of England.
19th March 2013
The School of Mathematics has been awarded three major grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to explore some of mathematics' most intriguing problems: the landscape L-functions (Dr Andrew Booker, Profs. Brian Conrey and Jon Keating FRS), stratified shear flows (Prof. Rich Kerswell FRS), and statistical inference (Prof. Christophe Andrieu).
27th February 2013
Sir John Kingman, former Vice-Chancellor of the University and now Emeritus Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the Guy Medal in Gold, the top honour of the Royal Statistical Society. The RSS selected Sir John 'for his fundamental contributions to stochastic processes in four main areas: heavy traffic queueing theory; regenerative phenomena; subadditive ergodic theory; and mathematical population genetics'.
22nd February 2013
The amount of ash released by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano during April 2010 was significantly underestimated at the time of the eruption, according to a new study, led by Dr Mark Woodhouse and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. This could have important consequences for airspace management during future eruptions.
16th January 2013
This is an opportunity to visit the School of Mathematics, learn about current research and possible research projects, meet potential supervisors, and talk to current postgraduate students. Registration closes on 9 January 2013. A contribution will be made towards reasonable intra-UK travel expenses (eg., 2nd class railfare).
12th November 2012
Lynne Walling and Trevor Wooley have both been made Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The Fellows of the AMS designation recognises members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilisation of mathematics.