Dept News, February 2016

17 February 2016

1. Congratulations to the following who have recently successfully completed their PhD vivas:

(a) Stephen Muirhead, 'Intermittency and localisation phenomena in the parabolic Anderson and Bouchaud trap models' (supervised by Nadia Sidorova)

(b) Thomas Luu, 'Fast and accurate parallel computation of quantile functions for random number generation' (supervised by William Shaw)

(c) Sergei Siyanko, 'Financial modelling with mean reversion through jumps' (supervised by William Shaw)

2. Matthew Wright (PhD student) is also presenting a poster in the Mathematical Sciences Session of the SET for BRITAIN poster competition. http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/2016event.asp

Matthew's poster is titled "Do the laws of gravity need modifying?". Diana Knipl's (see last 'news') poster is titled ''Complex dynamics of spatial spread of infectious diseases''.

3. Timo Betcke has been awarded a NERC CASE award "Novel boundary element based solvers for light scattering from complex ice crystals". It is a fully funded 4 year cased studentship from NERC with the Met Office as partner.

4. Helen Wilson has been successful in obtaining funding from Innovate UK for the project ''Shear-thickening fluids for cryopreservation'':

5. Jonny Evans has won a Provost's Teaching Award
These are difficult to win! Many congratulations Jonny and thoroughly deserved.

6. More success: Many congratulations to Niko Laaksonen who has won the MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize