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News in 2003

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 31 December 2003

We have moved

Andromeda Galaxy
We have moved to a new building on the central campus.

Located next to Computer Science, our postal address, phones, faxes, etc remain as before.

Mathematicians are from Andromeda - The Physics Department welcomed the Mathematics Institute to the central campus with pictorial proof that Mathematics is now at the centre of the universe.

 27 August 2003

Neil O'Connell wins Ito Prize

The first ever Ito prize has been awared to Ben Hambly, James Martin and Neil O'Connell for their paper 'Concentration results for a Brownian directed percolation problem'.

The prize has just been instituted and is awarded for a recent paper published in the journal 'Stochastic processes and their applications'. The prize was awarded in Rio at the annual conference on stochastic processes and their applications.

 26 August 2003

The new building progress - August

The August picture of the new building shows a lot of the exterior walls with the various different finishes.

 10 July 2003

Dynkin receives an honorary degree

Eugenii Dynkin
Professor Eugenii Dynkin
Professor Eugenii Dynkin receives an Honorary DSc from the University of Warwick. Pictured with Professor Dynkin are Professor K. David Elworthy (left) and Acting Vice Chancellor Stuart Palmer (right). He also presented the prizes at this year's graduation strawberry tea.

World-renowned mathematician Professor Dynkin has made major contributions to the fields of algebra and probability theory. He first attended Moscow University in 1940 at the age of 16, where he became a professor in 1954. During this time made such a major contribution to algebra that a tool of representation theory was named after him (`Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams'), and he laid the foundations of Markov processes, which underpin modern probability theory. He joined Cornell University in the United States in 1977, where he developed his international reputation. In 1993 he was awarded the Steele Prize by the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to mathematics and teaching in Russia and the United States, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.

 24 June 2003

The new building progress - June

The June picture of the new building is here with some of the exterior walls now visible and work has begun on the piazza (right).

 21 May 2003

New Doctoral Training Centre in
Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC)

A new EPSRC funded Life-Science Doctoral Training Centre will create 50 studentships at the Mathematics-Biology-Chemistry interface.

A consortium of Warwick departments led by Chemistry, Mathematics and Biological Sciences have won a £5m EPSRC-funded Life-Sciences Doctoral Training Centre. This will fund 50 multidisciplinary PhDs over a 5 year period. The PhDs will be part of a coherent programme with its own accommodation and activities, as well as being a member of a department. Each of the PhDs will have a year's training in key areas of mathematics, scientific computing, chemistry and biology and will then complete a PhD applying mathematics, computation or the physical sciences to an area of cellular or molecular biology. The programme will start this October and interested candidates should visit the MOAC web-site for more details about how to apply.

 28 April 2003

Major new Interdisciplinary Programme in Cellular Regulation

The EPSRC and BBSRC have just announced funding of nearly £1.2M for a major new research programme at Warwick using mathematics to understand biological regulation. This funding will be used to create an Interdisciplinary Programme for Cellular Regulation (IPCR). The main aim of the Programme is to develop an integrative approach to the analysis of cellular systems regulation by developing computational and mathematical tools capable of integrating and analysing the diverse sources of cellular data.

There is a team of 15 co-investigators (primarily from the Departments of Mathematics and Biological Sciences and the Centre for Scientific Computing) and eight external collaborators. The programme is led by Professor David Rand who is principal investigator and the two Programme Managers: Professor Andrew Millar (Biological Sciences) and Dr Nigel Burroughs (Mathematics).

 28 April 2003

Double 5* status for Applied Mathematics

HEFCE have recently announced that the University of Warwick has been awarded £56K in recognition of the Applied Mathematics Group's double 5* performance in the 1996 and 2001 RAEs. Warwick has built up Applied Mathematics from almost nothing in the mid-80s to one of the most successful groups in the UK today. Only Warwick, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College received the double 5* status in Applied Mathematics.

The keys to the success of the Warwick group have been the way they have maintained strong links with pure mathematics and avoided artificial boundaries and at the same time developed key areas of interdisciplinary research using the interdisciplinary programme MIR@W. The group has also recognised the importance of scientific computing for the development of applied mathematics. The result is an outstandingly strong programme in both traditional areas such as fluids and applied analysis and also in newer areas of great promise such as mathematical biology, scientific computing, molecular systems and financial mathematics.

 23 April 2003

The new building progress - April

The April picture of the new building is here so you can check the progress. The roof is finally taking shape. And a front view.

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