Mathematics Institute News
- Warwick Mathematics Institute ranked in World top 50 (8th May 2013)
- Keith Ball elected Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh (3rd May 2013)
- John Cremona and Andrew Stuart awarded EPSRC programme grants (2nd April 2013)
- Andrew Stuart receives a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award (8th February 2013)
- Mathematics Department to receive Regius Professorship (29th January 2013)
8th May 2013
Warwick Mathematics Institute ranked in World top 50
It is the start of the ranking season again and whilst one cannot take these things too seriously, it is nice to get off to a good start. Warwick Mathematics Institute was ranked 23rd in the 2013 QS world university subject rankings, a rise of 6 places from 2012, and 4th in the UK.
3rd May 2013
Keith Ball elected Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh
Professor Keith Ball has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society. Described as “... an exceptionally original mathematician whose work has had a major influence on two branches of mathematics: functional analysis and information theory”.
20th March 2013
Professor Keith Ball has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Ball is Scientific Director of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick.
Keith Ball obtained his BA (1982) and PhD (1987) in Mathematics from Cambridge University and after working for several years at Texas A&M University became a lecturer at UCL in 1990. He was promoted to a professorship there in 1996 and to the Astor Professorship in 2007. He has held visiting positions at Microsoft Research, the Institut Henri Poincaré and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He was awarded a Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society in 1992 and held a Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship from 2003 to 2004.
Professor Ball’s research is in the fields of high-dimensional geometry and probability/information theory. Among other things, he and his collaborators established an analogue of the Second Law of Thermodynamics for the Central Limit Theorem of probability, thereby solving a problem that had been open since the 1950s. He is also the author of Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations, a popular mathematics book, published by Princeton University Press.
2nd April 2013
John Cremona and Andrew Stuart awarded EPSRC programme grants
The EPSRC has announced the awarding of a further two programme grants in Mathematics to John Cremona and Andrew Stuart following that of Peter Topping (Singularities of Geometric PDEs) announced previously.
Professor John Cremona's award of £2.2 million runs for 6 years and is devoted to the study of “L-functions and modular forms”, with co-investigators Samir Siksek (Warwick) and Andrew Booker, Brian Conrey and Jon Keating (Bristol). The proposal is a collaboration between Warwick and Bristol, together with international partners David Farmer (AIM), Fernando Rodriguez-Villegas (ICTP), Michael Rubinstein (Waterloo) and William Stein (Washington). Over the six years of the project, the EPSRC grant will fund six 3-year PDRAs, two workshops per year and a visitors programme. Our research programme is summarized here.
Professor Andrew Stuart's award of £2 million, “Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty for Large-Scale Inverse Problems (EQUIP)”, will develop the mathematical, statistical and computational tools required to significantly advance understanding of large-scale inverse problems arising in engineering. In particular it will be aimed at the quantification of uncertainty in predictions based on imperfect physical models and noisy data. The work will be guided by applications arising in subsurface geophysics, including carbon sequestration, compressed air storage, ground and water engineering, and nuclear waste burial, as well as fossil fuel extraction. The grant will led by Andrew Stuart (Warwick, Mathematics), together with co-investigators Mike Christie (Heriot-Watt, Petroleum Engineering), Mark Girolami (UCL, Statistical Science) and Gareth Roberts (Warwick, Statistics) and will support four four-year PDRAs, workshops and a visitor programme.
8th February 2013
Andrew Stuart receives a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award
Professor Stuart's work is concerned with the formulation of inverse problems for functions which arise as input data in differential equations, using statistical methods, and the development and analysis of algorithms for their solution. The work is primarily motivated by applications in the geophysical sciences such as oil recovery and weather forecasting.
The awards are jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.
29th January 2013
Mathematics Department to receive Regius Professorship
The Cabinet Office has announced that twelve outstanding university departments are to have Regius Professorships bestowed upon them to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Mathematics Department at Warwick, which shortly celebrates its 50th anniversary, is the only one to be so honoured in the West Midlands.
In addition to the Warwick Mathematics Department the other recipients are
University of Dundee – Life Sciences
University of Essex – Political Science