LMS Prospects in Mathematics • 18-19 December 2014
If you are considering applying for
Ph.D. studies in mathematics for entry in 2015, this meeting
is for you. Speakers will share their passion about mathematical
research by describing the type of questions they are working on,
and will discuss where their research topic is being actively
studied in the UK. The conference will involve talks on the
afternoon of Thursday Dec. 18th and throughout Friday
Dec. 19th, hosted in Oxford.
How to participate: Funding is available to cover the
costs for about 60
participants, including accommodations for one night and to help
cover the cost of
traveling to Oxford. All applicants are automatically
considered for funding. To apply to attend, email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading "Prospects2014" and
include evidence of the degree classification you are on track to
receive (this could include a transcript or letter from member of
staff at you institution) and include a statement that "I am on
track academically to begin Ph.D. studies in 2015" or explain
why you should
attend if this is not the case. To receive full consideration for
funding, your application should be received by November 20th
2014. Funding decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Late
applications are considered at the discretion of the organizers.
Location: The event will be held at the
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road,
Oxford, OX2 6GG
Thursday December 18th:
12:00-12:30: Registration desk open (collect name badge and welcome pack)
Robert MacKay (Warwick)
Rebecca Killick (Lancaster)
Statistics and Operations Research
Julia Wolf (Bristol)
Anthony Carbery (Edinburgh)
Alex Wilkie (Manchester)
Colin Please (Oxford)
19:00: Dinner and discussion at St. Antony's College.
Friday December 19th:
Ken Brown (Glasgow)
Marika Taylor (Southampton)
Robert Osburn (UCD Dublin)
Angela Mihai (Cardiff)
Andreas Kyprianou (Bath)
12:30-13:30: lunch in Mathematical Institute
Mary Rees (Liverpool)
Hilary Weller (Reading)
Michael Singer (UC London)
John Ball (Oxford)
Local Organizers: This year's edition of prospects in
mathematics is hosted by the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute.
Frances Kirwan (Oxford) and Jared Tanner (Oxford)
Michael Farber (Queen Mary), Iain Gordon (Edinburgh), Nicholas
J. Higham (Manchester), Jens Marklof (Bristol), John Parker
(Durham), Norbert Peyerimhoff (Durham), Jared Tanner (Oxford) and
Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol).
This event is only possible due to the generous support of
the London Mathematical Society
the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
The first "Prospects in Mathematics" conference was held in Durham
2005, as a "symposium for potential research students in pure mathematics".
The event was successfully held in Durham again in
2006 and 2009, before moving to a series of different host institutions
sponsorship of the London Mathematical Society with supplementary support
by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.