150th Anniversary Departmental Celebration (Exeter University)

Thursday 26th February, 2015
Exeter University, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SB

A wine reception was held at the University of Exeter on Thursday 26 February 2015 to mark the 150th Anniversary of the London Mathematical Society. The reception took place in the foyer of the Harrison Building, immediately following an interesting and accessible talk in the Mathematics Colloquium entitled “Can frequencies be predicted from mean fields”, given by Professor Laurette Tuckermann (PMMH, France).

The reception was also linked to two other mathematics seminars taking place that day, a talk on “Drinfeld’s p-adic symmetric regions and moduli of p-divisible groups” by Professor Thomas Zink (Bielefeld, Germany) and a talk on “Bayesian design of experiments via Gaussian process emulation” by Professor David Woods (Southampton). At the reception, Dr Nigel Byott (LMS Rep for Exeter) said a few words about the work of the LMS and opportunities to join the Society, and Professor Mark Baldwin (Head of Mathematics) proposed a toast to the continued health of mathematics and the London Mathematical Society. 

The reception was attended by around 60 people. 

This event is part of a series of such receptions being hosted across the UK by mathematics departments, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Society, and the ongoing success of UK mathematics at an international scale.