LMS Prospects in Mathematics 2021

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LMS Prospects in Mathematics 2021

 09 - 10 Sep 2021

10:00 - 18:00


All final year undergraduates are invited to attend the online 2021 London Mathematical Society (LMS) Prospects in Mathematics Meeting. This two-day event is designed for final year undergraduates to explore opportunities for PhD study in the mathematical sciences in the UK. If you are considering applying for a mathmatics PhD in 2022 then you should make the most of this unrivalled opportunity to find out much more about the PhD experience from current students and supervisors.

The programme features speakers from all over the UK who represent many fields of study across the mathematical sciences. They will give an introduction to their current research and outline opportunities for PhDs in their fields.

There will be a panel discussion with current PhD students who can answer all your questions about the PhD experience. There will also be a panel of supervisors and a presentation by the London Mathematical Society. All talks will be presented using Zoom.

The breaks between talks will take place in Gather.Town: a virtual space that allows for more relaxed and informal interaction as well as the chance to have one-to-one meetings with speakers to discuss your own interests and answer questions.

This meeting is organised by the University of East Anglia. ICMS is pleased to be working with UEA to deliver this event.

Registration has closed and joining details have been emailed to registered participants by ICMS.


Thursday 9 September
10:00-10:10 Welcome
10:10-10:25 LMS presentation
10:30-11:00 Algebra Radha Kessar, City University London (slides are available here)
11:10-11:40 Probability Dmitry Korshunov, Lancaster University (recording is available here)
11:45-12:15 Mathematical Biology Mark Blyth, University of East Anglia (recording is available here)
12:15-13:00 Coffee Break in gather.town coffee/chat (talk to speakers/students, post questions for supervisor panel)
14:00-14:30 PhD careers in industry Erica Tyson, Institute of Maths and its Applications (recording is available here)
14:35-15:05 Nonlinear Systems Sara Lombardo, Loughborough University
15:15-15:45 Statistics Surajit Ray, University of Glasgow (recording is available here)
15:50-16:20 Number Theory Tim Dokchitser, University of Bristol (slides are available here)
16:20-17:00 gather.town coffee/chat (talk to speakers/students)
17:00-17:45 Supervisor Panel in Zoom
17:45-> gather.town social
Friday 10 September
10:00-10:30 Logic Nicola Gambino, University of Leeds (slides are available here)
10:35-11:05 Geometry Frances Kirwan University of Oxford (slides are available here)
11:15-11:45 Analysis Peter Topping, University of Warwick
11:50-12:20 Topology Sarah Whitehouse, University of Sheffield (slides are available here and recording is available here)
12:20-13:00 gather.town coffee/chat (talk to speakers/students, post questions for student panel)
14:00-14:45 student panel in Zoom
14:55-15:25 Operational Research Tri-Dung Nguyen University of Southampton (slides are available here)
15:30-16:00 Numerical Analysis Françoise Tisseur, University of Manchester
16:00-16:30 gather.town coffee/chat
16:30-17:00 Continuum Mechanics Angela Mihai, Cardiff University (recording available here)
17:05-17:35 Mathematical Physics Paul Sutcliffe,  Durham University (recording available here)
17:35-18:00 gather.town discussion