Mathematical Physics Themed Day

The programme for the Mathematical Physics day is now available!

Our very first Imperial SIAM Mathematical Physics day will take place on 8th February 2017. The talks will be given from 9 am to 1 pm in Blackett 1004 and 1 pm to 6 pm in Huxley 140. We are excited to announce our plenary speakers

Prof. Henrik J. Jensen
Emergence: The role of topological excitations. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics: Haldane, Kosterlitz and Thouless. Vortices and their unbinding.

Dr Claude Warnick
Gravitational Waves.

If you would like to learn about current developments and your colleagues’ research in Mathematical Physics, please use this link to sign up. This will help us to estimate the amount of free food we provide. (Note that no further submissions of abstracts will be accepted, as all slots for speakers are filled.)

Coming up: AMMP Day 2015!!!

Wednesday, 16th December 2015, 12-6 pm, Huxley 340.

As the autumn term is winding down why not come and join us for a get together just before the seasonal break. We have organised 7 talks from Imperial College PhD students within the AMMP section of the Department of Mathematics on various different topics. We are also happy to announce that this year’s plenary speaker will be Prof. Pierre Degond . There will be a prize for the best talk by a PhD student as well as some Christmas treats for all. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to those who attend.

The schedule can be found here: AMMPDay_Schedule

Abstracts are online here!

We hope to see many of you there.

Movie Night

The Movie Night was a great opportunity for PhD students from different areas of mathematics to meet in an informal and relaxed environment. There was pizza and beer for everyone followed by the movie session.

The movie Colors of Math shows a very inspiring perspective of mathematics through the personal view of remarkable contemporaneous mathematicians: Cedric Villani, Anatoly Fomenko, Aaditya V. Rangan, Günter Ziegler, Maxim Kontsevich and Jean Michael Bismut.

“To most people math appears abstract, mysterious. Complicated. Inaccessible. But math is nothing but a different language to expres the world. Math can be sensual. Math can be tasted, it smells, it creates sound and color. One can touch it an be touched by it…”

If you have an idea for a film, let us know! We are happy to organize another Movie Night!

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Upcoming Event: Credit Scoring Workshop

Aire will be holding a workshop on Credit scoring & Applying Data to Enable Financial Inclusion on Wednesday, 25th November 6.30-7.30 pm in room 340, with networking over food and drinks afterwards.

Aire is a FinTech start-up aiming to bring financial inclusion to the masses through improved credit scoring methods. Currently credit scoring is mainly based on credit history, which is definitely not a good indicator of affordability or a person’s credit worthiness. Aire is taking an new approach to it, an ‘out of the box’ thinking, building an algorithm that analyses people’s behavioural patterns to determine if they’ll be able to pay their loans and contracts.

Why join?

1. Learn about credit scoring and career opportunities for PhD students.
2. Talk to industry leaders in using data to show credit worthiness.
3. Learn how data can be applied to solve real world problems
4. Learn how Aire is shifting the paradigm solving problems with data.
No prior knowledge of finance or credit scoring is required. If you are interested in attending, please put your name down here. Food and refreshments will be provided.

First JAMS of 2015-16

Thanks to Ben Amor and Pietro Servini for their amazing talks at the first JAMS of the year. The room was fully packed and we even had people from the Chemistry, Life Science, Physics and Aeronautical Departments visiting!

Next week, we will have Katharina Brinck and Maximilian Engel talking about Ecological food webs and Chaos. Hope to see you all there!!!


JAMS – Save the Date!

JAMS – Junior Applied Mathematics Seminars – start on Thursday, 15th October 2015 and will take place every Thursday, 4-5 pm in Huxley 747 (follow the signs as it may be difficult to find). Every week, we will have 2 short talks by PhDs for PhDs from a variety of topics in Applied and Industrial Mathematics. It’s a great way to meet people, become more confident in giving talks, get to know what fellow PhD students  are working on, and have a break from the day with some drinks and snacks in great company.


Welcome Event 2015 – SIAM Mingle

Thanks to all of the many people who came along to our Welcome Event on Wednesday, 7th October. We were happy to meet so many old and new faces and it was a great way to start the new year!

If you would like to sign up to the chapter, but didn’t have a chance on Wednesday, you can do so here.


Annual Meeting 2015

On Friday 19th June 2015 around 50 junior researchers met for the (first ever) Imperial College SIAM Student Chapter Annual Meeting 2015. Delegates came from a number of institutions including Imperial College London, University College London, University of Bath, University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge to name a few.

We had three great plenary talks from Prof. Mason Porter, Prof. Ruth Baker and Prof. Robb McDonald and a rich variety of student talks on topics from the mathematics of policing, the interfacial motion of liquid crystals and how to minimise infectious disease outbreaks after natural disasters.

We wish to congratulate our two prize winners;

Franca Hoffman won “Best Talk” for her talk on:
Hypocoercivity Techniques applied to Non-Woven Textile Production

Andrada Ianus won “Best Poster” for her talk on:
Advanced Pulse Sequence Development for Diffusion MRI

Thanks for everyone who attended and made the event a great success!

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Save the date – Annual Meeting 2015

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the date of our annual conference.

We will be having a day of talks, posters, food, drink and all around good vibes on Friday 19th June 2015.

We have some great plenaries confirmed (watch this space!) but a large portion of the day will be dedicated to giving junior researchers a chance to showcase their research through either a talk or a poster. As an added incentive, there will be a prize for the best talk and the best poster.

Registration is here.

Further information can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

Fluids Themed Event

We are happy to announce that our next themed event will focus on Fluid Dynamics.

Our speakers are:

Toby Kirk
Liquid film flow down a superhydrophobic incline with a nonuniform slip-length

Alex Amos
Critical layers and interactions of stationary and non-stationary crossflow vortices in three-dimensional boundary layers

Tomass Bernots
Receptivity of the Boundary Layer to Vibrations of the Wing Surface

Evangelos Papaefthymiou
Systems of nonlinear PDEs arising in multilayer channel flows

For further details please see here.

To register your attendance please click here.

Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

The event will begin at 4pm on 18/03/2015 in room 140 of the Huxley building.