LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting

LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meetings are annual events for Finalist Mathematics Undergraduates who are considering apply for a PhD after they have completed their current studies.  The meetings feature speakers from a wide range of mathematical fields across the UK who discuss their current research and what opportunities are available to prospective PhD students.   LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meetings are two-day meetings which usually take place in September each year (from 2017 onwards).
For further information, please contact Elizabeth Fisher (grants@lms.ac.uk
 
2016 LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting: 16-17 December, York
 
The 2016 LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting was held in York. 

 
The meeting featuered a range of speakers from a wide range of mathematical fields across the UK who discussed their current research and what opportunities are available to students:
 
          Statistics, Probability and Finance
o        Martin Hairer (University of Warwick): Stochastic analysis and Probability
o        Vicky Henderson (University of Warwick): Mathematical Finance
o        Julie Wilson (University of York): Applications of Statistics
o        Alastair Young (Imperial College): Statistical Methodology

 
          Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
o        Mark Chaplain (University of Dundee): Mathematical Biology and Theoretical Ecology
o        Ruth Gregory (Durham University): General Relativity and Cosmology
o        Tim Spiller, (University of York): Quantum Physics and Quantum Information
o        Sarah Waters (University of Oxford): Fluid Dynamics
·         Pure Mathematics
o        Victor Beresnevich (University of York): Analytic Number Theory
o        Peter Cameron (University of St. Andrews): Algebra and Combinatorics
o        Tony Carbery (University of Edinburgh): Harmonic Analysis and PDEs
o        Katrin Leschke (University of Leicester): Geometry
 
 
 
2017 LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting:
 
The next LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting will take place from 7-8 September 2017 at the University of Reading.
 
50 places are available, including overnight accommodation and some funding towards travel costs.
 
Further details will be available soon.
 
2018 LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting: Call for Expressions of Interest to Host will open in April 2017.
 
Funding of up to £7,000  is available to cover fares and accommodation for up to 50 students, travel and accommodation for speakers and subsistence for participants including a social event.
 
Expressions of interest should be short (max. one A4 side in length) and include:
Confirmation of support from the department
Reasons for wanting to host the LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting
A provisional list of speakers should be included. Speakers should be representative of the UK research landscape both in geographical terms and in scientific terms. 
Speakers from under-represented groups should be included and women speakers should account for at least 40% of the invited speakers.
Confirmation that prospective organisers have read and understood the terms and conditions in the Guidelines for Organisers 
Willingness to attend an upcoming LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting to get an idea of the event. The next event will be held at Reading in September 2017.
 
All Expressions of Interest will be considered by the Prospects in Mathematics Steering Group, who will recommend a short-list to the LMS Programme Committee.
 
Short-listed applicants will then be invited to submit a grant application to the LMS Programme Committee for funding.  
 
A list of previously supported LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meetings, can be found at: www.lms.ac.uk/events/previous-prospects-in-maths-meetings 
 
Before submitting:  Organisers are welcome to discuss informally their ideas with the Marta Mazzocco (Chair of the Prospects in Mathematics Steering Group) (lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk)
 
 

50 places are available, including overnight accommodation and some funding towards travel costs.