Department of Mathematics

British applied mathematics colloquium 2017

The University of Surrey's Department of Mathematics hosted the 2017 Colloquium from the 10 - 12 April 2017. Find out more about the event, speakers and important information below.

The programme

The full programme offered plenary talks, a mini-symposia, contributed talks and poster sessions. Take a look at the full timetable.

The Stewartson Memorial lecture was presented by Karen Willcox and the IMA Lighthill lecture was presented by Beth Wingate.

For full information on the conference please take a look at our conference booklet and the complete book of abstracts.

IMA Lighthill-Thwaites prize

Congratulations to Doireann O'Kiely who was awarded the Lighthill-Thwaites Prize at the BAMC 2017 Gala Dinner. You can read Doireann's essay.

The other finalists are listed below, click their names to view their essays:

Information about the IMA Lighthill-Thwaites Prize can be found on the Institute of Mathematics site.

Siam student prizes

Prizes for the best student talks were awarded to Graham Benham and Jessica Williams.

Runners-up prizes of £50 each were awarded to Sami Al-Izzi and Simon Etter for their posters.

Ian Roper was awarded £100 for the best student poster.

Speakers

Ingrid Daubechies

Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duke University undergraduates know professor Daubechies as an instructor of multivariable calculus. Beyond Duke she has become well-known for her study of wavelets, or mathematical functions with the ability to enhance image compression technology.

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Peter Grindrod

Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford

Peter is part of the Oxford Mathematics institute, a department of pure and applied mathematics with over 170 faculty, research fellows and postdoctoral researchers studying and working across all fields of mathematics from Number Theory to understanding the mechanics of the human brain.

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Rebecca Hoyle

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Director of Research

Rebecca is an interdisciplinary mathematician working on dynamical processes in biology and social science at the University of Southampton. Her research is in evolutionary biology, biophysics, stochastic dynamics, dynamics on social networks and industrial ecology.

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Karen Willcox

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Karen is also Co-Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Computational Engineering and formerly the Associate Head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research at MIT has produced scalable methods for model reduction and new multifidelity formulations for design under uncertainty. Karen will be presenting the Stewartson Memorial Lecture at BAMC 2017.

Beth Wingate

Professor of Matematics at the University of Exeter

Beth's research interests are mainly in fluid mechanics, mathematics, and numerics for high performance computing. Her recent research is focused on physics of the Arctic Ocean, Aymptotic Parallel-in-Time methods for climate modeling and High Performance Computing, and the fluid mechanics of the slow/fast manifolds. Beth will be presenting the IMA Lighthill Lecture at BAMC 2017.

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Sponsors

2018 Colloquium

The University of St Andrews are hosting the 2018 British applied mathematics colloquium from 26 - 29 March.