Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman, FRS

In Memoriam: Sir Christopher Zeeman Sir Christopher Zeeman, Founding Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 13 February at home in Woodstock, aged 91. The University offers its sincere condolences to Lady Rosemary Zeeman, and his six children. Founder of Mathematics at Warwick In 1965, Sir Christopher founded the Mathematics department as Warwick came into being. He described his approach at that time: “I was 38 and had developed some fairly strong ideas on how to…

Women in Math Club

The Women in Math club has meetings every other week to provide networking opportunities between female math majors and to support women in completing the math major and going on to use that degree in graduate school or industry. Everyone who supports the idea of women being more involved in mathematics is invited to attend. Questions? Contact wim@math.byu.edu.

Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS (1925-2016)

Sir Christopher Zeeman, FRS, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 13th February 2016 at home in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, aged 91. Sir Christopher was the Founding Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He later served as President of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) from 1986 to 1988 and as Principal of Hertford College, Oxford. He is survived by his wife, Lady Rosemary Zeeman and his six children. Sir Christopher (born 4th February 1925) was elected to membership of the Society on 21st January 1954. He was LMS…

Sir Andrew Wiles Awarded 2016 Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2016 Abel Prize to Professor Sir Andrew Wiles, University of Oxford, ‘for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semi-stable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory’.Wiles will receive his award from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon at the University of Oslo on 24th May 2016. Wiles is one of very few mathematicians – if not the only one – whose proof of a theorem…

TV covers Women in Mathematics event

The recent LMS Women in Mathematics Day at Microsoft Research in Cambridge was covered by Cambridge TV. The event was aimed at women in mathematics, in particular at postgraduates, final year undergraduates and those at an early stage in their career, to meet together for a day of talks and discussion groups. The talks were given by women mathematicians from a range of disciplines and who are at various stages in their careers, including Apala Majumdar (University of Bath and LMS Anne Bennett Prize winner), Philippa…

Close