Mathematicians present research in Parliament

Three mathematicians have won medals and awards at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of their mathematics research, walking away with a £3000, £2000 and £1000 prize for Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. Dr James Grogan from the University of Oxford received the Gold Award for his research on combining state-of-the-art, high resolution computer modelling and imaging in cancer research; Laura Wadkin from Newcastle University received the Silver Award for her research on mathematically modelling stem cell colony development and Dr Bartosz Naskrecki from the University of Bristol received the Bronze award for his research on the Generalized Fermat Conjecture. Each presented research to dozens of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of the poster competition STEM for Britain on Monday 13 March. The Gold and Silver Awards were supported by the Clay Mathematics Institute and the Bronze Award was supported by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. More information about STEM for Britain is available here