# Mathematics Institute News

## In Memoriam: Lawrence Markus 13 October 1922 - 18 January 2020

The Warwick Mathematics Institute is saddened to hear of the passing of Prof. Lawrence Markus in January 2020.

## Oct 2019 We are sorry to report the death of Professor Elmer Rees

We are sorry to report that Professor Elmer Rees, from the first cohort of PhD students in Warwick, died on 4th October 2019.

## September 2019: Adam Harper awarded the 2019 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Dr Adam Harper has been awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his outstanding contributions to analytic and probabilistic number theory. The **SASTRA Ramanujan Prize**, founded by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) located near Kumbakonam, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan's hometown, is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Ramanujan's fields of interest.

## Mathematics at Warwick ranked 10th in world

Mathematics at Warwick has been ranked 10th amongst Mathematics departments in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/mathematics.html), improving its position by one place since 2018.

## July 2019 Data Science for Social Good summer fellowship

This year's Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship programme is being held in the UK for the first time. The University of Warwick is hosting the Fellowships this summer in conjunction with the Alan Turing Institute.

## May 2019 We regret to announce the death of Dr Jack Cohen

We announce with regret that Dr Jack Cohen died on 6th May 2019 at the age of 85. Jack was a joint Consultant to the Mathematics Institute and Ecosystems Analysis and Epidemiology Unit in the Biology Department of Warwick University from 1996-2000, and an Honorary Professor in the Mathematics Department.

## Feb 2019 New Cross-Departmental CDT in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems (HetSys) Funded by EPSRC

HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training spread across 5 academic departments including Mathematics. It is recruiting enthusiastic students (first intake October 2019) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys will train people to challenge current state-of-the-art in computational modelling of heterogeneous, ‘real world’ systems across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, new catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids, laser-plasma interactions, underpinned by research into the mathematical foundations of the associated computational models.

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## Feb 2019 Mathematics for Real-World Systems CDT phase II funded by the EPSRC

We are delighted to announce a new EPSRC-funded phase of the Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. Over the next decade we will train fifty PhD students in the advanced quantitative skills and applied mathematical modelling critical to address contemporary challenges arising from biomedicine and health sectors, modern industry and the digital economy. MathSys II builds on the highly successful and inter-disciplinary MathSys CDT. Our second phase will focus on two cross-cutting methodological themes that are central to complex multi-scale systems prediction: modelling across spatial and temporal scales; and hybrid modelling integrating complex data and mechanistic models

## December 2018 We regret to announce the death of Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

We announce with regret that Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer FRS died aged 91 on 26th December 2018. Peter held a Warwick honorary degree and was Honorary Professor at Warwick since 2001.

## June 2018 Professor Karen Vogtmann awarded the LMS Polya Prize.

Professor Karen Vogtmann has been awarded the LMS Polya Prize for her profound and pioneering work in Geometric Group Theory, particularly the study of automorphism groups of free groups.