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Women in Mathematics

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July 2019
May 2019
January 2019
  • Julia Gog is featured in a film produced by the University of Cambridge, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, and to highlight vital scientific research by the University of Cambridge. The film explores what has been learnt about Spanish Flu, the urgent threat posed by influenza today, and how scientists are preparing for future pandemics.
October 2018
August 2018
  • Julia Gog has received a Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award for her work on ‘Harnessing mathematics to help control influenza’. Julia’s work on predicting the evolution of the seasonal human influenza virus to better inform vaccination selection is critical to controlling the spread of influenza each year. Julia worked with data gathered through the BBC’s Pandemic project to produce mathematical modelling that helps predict how UK populations move and interact, and consequently how and where a virus would spread.
July 2018
  • Amalia Thomas (PhD student) has won first prize in the IFPRI (International Fine Particle Research Institute) AGM Student poster session. She was announced the winner among five finalists, and was awarded $1,000. Amalia's research aims to explore the underlying physical processes involved in granular segregation in a novel, multidisciplinary way.
June 2018
  • Julia Gog has taken part in Science on Screen giving a presentation after the showing of Fermat’s Room (15) at the Barbican on Tuesday 5th June.
May 2018
  • Daria Frank featured in Bees, Squid and Oil Plumes - Interviews with Fluid Dynamics researchers from APS DFD 2017.
  • Anastasia Kisil has won the poster competition at the LMS Women in Mathematics meeting recently hosted at the Isaac Newton Institute.
March 2018
  • Julia Gog, together with PhD student Maria Tang and colleague Stephen Kissler worked with the BBC on a huge citizen science disease dynamics experiment featured on the documentary Contagion! The BBC Pandemic. 30,000 people took part in the citizen science experiment, which has resulted in the largest data set of its kind. Find out more.
January 2018
  • Carola–Bibiane Schönlieb has been announced as the 2018 LMS Mary Cartwright Lecturer. This year’s Mary Cartwright Lecture will take place on Friday 2 March, and Carola will be talking on ‘Model-based learning in imaging’
  • Amalia Thomas' and Nathalie Vriend’s Public Engagement with Research case study on ‘Interactive Experiment Exhibition and Photoelastic Toys’ is now available on the Public Engagement website
  • The Royal Astronomical Society has announced that Helen Mason has been awarded the 2018 RAS Annie Maunder Medal for Outreach. The RAS citation for this medal can be read here
November 2017
  • Carola–Bibiane Schönlieb has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Holly Krieger, while recently visiting The John Adams Institute, was interviewed by Ellen de Bruin of NRC Handelsblad about her way of teaching mathematics. This interview is now available to read (in Dutch) and includes video clips in English.
  • Check out Dr Holly Krieger’s new Numberphile video, Fibonacci Numbers hidden in the Mandelbrot Set!
  • Ems Lord, NRICH Programme Director, has been elected President of the Mathematical Association for 2019/2020. The Mathematical Association is the oldest established teachers' subject association in the UK.
  • Megan Davies-Wykes has won the first UK Fluids Network photo competition. Her photo ‘(Accidental) double diffusive instability’ can be viewed on the UK Fluids Network webpage.
  • The winners have been announced for the Faculty of Mathematics photography competition. Johannes Hjorth, Joana Grah and Veronica Corona won in both the categories 'Life at CMS' and 'Maths at Cambridge', while the category of 'Mobile Maths' was won by Julia Goedecke.
24 October, 2017
PhD Student Amalia Thomas’ public engagement work into the world of photoelasticity has been recently featured in the Royal Society Inside Science blog, as part of their public engagement case study series.
8 July, 2017
Julia Gog awarded a Whitehead Prize for her wide-ranging contributions to the mathematical understanding of disease dynamics, particularly influenza, based on both mathematical mastery and profound biological insight, gained from her long-standing collaborations with immunologists and epidemiologists.
25 April, 2017
Opening of the 'Women of Mathematics throughout Europe' exhibition.This special extended exhibition is supplemented with portraits and interviews featuring Cambridge female mathematicians.The programme, starting at 3:30pm, includes mathematical talks and a panel discussion about issues affecting women in mathematics, and will close with networking over a drinks reception. Registration is free.
24 April, 2017
The LMS Girls in Mathematics Day is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is now fully booked. However, you can join the waiting list to be notified if more places become available.
25 March, 2017
Julia Gog to speak at the Cambridge Science Festival about `Maths vs. Disease'. This event is currently fully booked - however, to be notified if more tickets become available, please click on the booking link to join the waiting list.
31 August, 2016
Helen Mason awarded an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship for a new project to inspire school-age students to engage with science activities
8 July, 2016
DAMTP PhD student Amalia Thomas has received a prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Award. The awards recognise and reward those who undertake quality engagement with research.Find out more.
14 July, 2016
Carola Schönlieb awarded a Whitehead Prize for her spectacular contributions to the mathematics of image analysis and inverse imaging problems.
13 April, 2016
One of the London Mathematical Society's Women in Mathematics days is being held in Cambridge on Friday 15th April at Microsoft Research, 21 Station Road, Cambridge.
25 January, 2016
Julia Gog appointed as the 2016 Forder Lecturer

30 November, 2015
Rachael Bonnebaigt (PhD student) announced as one of the Smith Institute's TakeAIM competition 2015 winners for her work on ‘Using wax walls to save energy’

16 November, 2015
Carola Schönlieb appointed as Director of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
Helen Mason teams up with astronaut Tim Peake to create sports and science activities for schools taking part in the Space to Earth Challenge. She received the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Prize Lecture Award from the President of the RAS at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno in July 2015

17 June, 2014
Dr Helen Mason OBE