In 1986 the Council of the London Mathematical Society, in consultation with Officers of the New Zealand Mathematical Society, instituted a Lectureship to New Zealand. The Lectureship is named after the late Professor H. G. Forder, formerly of the University of Auckland, and a benefactor of the London Mathematical Society.
The Forder Lectureship normally occurs every two years (in even-numbered years) when a mathematician from the UK, who is a member of the London Mathematical Society and normally resident in the United Kingdom, is invited by both Societies to give lectures at most universities in New Zealand over a period of four weeks.
Forder lecturers are chosen for their eminent contribution as a research mathematician and who can also speak effectively at a more popular level.
Forder Lecturer 2018
The Forder Lecturer was Professor Valerie Isham who will visit New Zealand in 2018.
Previous holders of the Forder Lectureship have included:
|1987||Christopher Zeeman||2003||Caroline Series|
|1989||Michael Atiyah||2005||Martin Bridson|
|1991||Peter Whittle||2008||Peter Cameron|
|1993||Roger Penrose||2010||Ben Green|
|1995||Elmer Rees||2012||Geoffrey Grimmett|
|1997||Ian Stewart||2015||Endre Suli|
|1999||Michael Berry||2016||Julia Gog|
In 2009, the London Mathematical Society and New Zealand Mathematical Society agreed to set up a new lectureship which is named after Professor A. Aitken, one of New Zealand’s great mathematicians.
The Aitken Lectureship occurs every two years (in odd-numbered years) when a mathematician from New Zealand is invited by both Societies to give lectures at different universities around the UK over a period of several weeks.
Aitken Lecturer 2019
Professor Bakh Khoussainov (Auckland) will be the fifth holder of the Aitken Lectureship. He will visit the UK in June-July 2019 and will give the Aitken Lecture at the General Meeting of the Society on 28 June 2019. He will give lectures at departments around the UK and the full schedule will be announced in early 2019.
Previous holders of the Aitken Lectureship have included:
Submitted by Elizabeth Fisher on 22 November, 2018 12:17