On the 18th June 2015 the Society held an invitation-only Anniversary Dinner at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. The after-dinner speaker was Dr Jim Simons, who with his wife, Marilyn Hawrys Simons, founded the Simons Foundation, a charitable organisation that supports projects related to education, health, and scientific research. Dr Simons donated generously to Math for America, a foundation aimed at improving basic science and math education in cities. He also donates to research in the field of autism.
The evening served as the launch of the LMS Artist Associate project. The two artist involved, George Legendre and Mark Francis, unveiled three pieces. George's work, a study in 3D printing and sculpture, explored the delicacy of mathematical forms, as well as their functionality. Mark's work, conversely, drew on mathematics research into networks and mathematical biology. The artwork will be on display at further LMS events.
Submitted by Jesse Garrick on 5 February, 2015 15:10