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UCL Physics Hackathon

The Hackathon is an annual event organised by UCL Physics and Astronomy. This year’s event was held during the 5-6 June and pitted the skills of nearly 40 PhD students from the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2017 12:02:34 PM

Dept News, 30 March 17

1. Congratulations to the following PhD students who have recently successfully completed their vivas:
(a) Wenting Wang (supervisor: Robert Bowles) ''Opinion dynamics on typical complex networks and applications''
(b) Bjorn Berntson (supervisor: Rod Halburd) ''Integrable delay-differential equations''

2. The department (together with Statistical Science) has moved to 5th in the Guardian league table 2018 (up from 7th last year):

This is a student-experience focused league table measuring teaching satisfaction among other criteria.

3. Nominations for UCLU's 'student choice' teaching awards:

Outstanding Teaching: Alan Sokal, Christian Boehmer, Isidoros Strouthos, Jason Lotay Lauri Oksanen, Mark Roberts, Michael Singer, Nadia Sidorova, Richard Hill

Outstanding Support for Teaching: Isidoros Stouthos, Jonny Evans
Outstanding Personal Support: Isidoros Strouthos, Mark Roberts
Outstanding Research Supervision: Jonny Evans


Published: May 30, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Dept News, May 2017

 Athena SWAN Silver award for the department.

I am delighted that the department's commitment to the recruitment and progression of its female students and staff has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Silver award.  I believe our sustained record of achievement can be traced back some 25 years to former colleague Bill Stephenson's pioneering 'Women in Mathematics' day aimed at encouraging aspiring female mathematicians to study at UCL; an event that, remarkably, has run almost every year

I am grateful to members, past and present, of the department's Athena SWAN team who have enthusiastically formulated, developed and implemented a series of actions and good practice to the benefit of all staff and students, and also to the wider membership of the department for embracing these. Many people outside the department have helped us reflect on our practices and provide support and guidance, especially UCL's HR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team and the London Mathematical Society's Women in Mathematics Committee. There is still much to do and we look forward to working with UCL colleagues and the UK mathematical community in further developing good practice to the benefit of all.

Robb McDonald More...

Published: May 15, 2017 2:50:39 PM

Dept News, April 2017

 1. I am delighted to announce the following two Lecturer appointments:

(a) Dr Ewelina Zatorska has been appointed Lecturer in Applied Mathematics from October 2017
This post was made possible by a generous donation to the department in the will of Howard Davies, a former, long-serving, member of the department.

(b) Dr Ed Segal (see my news email 7 Dec 2016) has been appointed Lecturer in Algebraic Geometry from September 2017 More...

Published: May 15, 2017 2:47:08 PM

Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example

The Royal Society is today releasing its report on "Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example”. Professor Sofia Olhede (UCL Statistical Science, UCL Computer Science and UCL Mathematics) has been part of the committee, which has explored policy issues associated with automated decision making using machine learning in society.


Published: Apr 25, 2017 1:45:29 PM