LMS-IMA David Crighton Award: Lecture and Medal Presentation 2020

Update 17th March 2020: please note that, owing to the ongoing situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus, this event has been postponed. Any future updates regarding the event will be announced on the LMS and IMA website in due course.

Date: Thursday 23 April 2020. Registration will open at 6pm and the event will start at 6:30pm.



Location: The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Organiser: Alison Penry, IMA (alison.penry@ima.org.uk)

The David Crighton Lecture, Mathematical science PhDs – past, present and future, will be given by Professor Ken Brown CBE FRSE (University of Glasgow), winner of the 2019 Award.

The IMA-LMS David Crighton Medal which is awarded biennially, for services both to mathematics and to the mathematical community, will be presented to Professor Ken Brown on Thursday 23 April 2020 at the Royal Society.  The talk, given by Professor Brown, will be followed by a buffet reception.



I’ll review changes in UK mathematical science PhDs through the time of my career and beyond, using my personal experiences as a student and supervisor and my interactions with EPSRC to inform the discussion.  There will be some mathematics, present in part for its own sake but also to inform our thinking about policy issues. My aim will be to keep the interest of both mathematicians and non-mathematicians.



Admission to the lecture and reception is by ticket only.  For tickets, please contact Alison Penry, Executive Manager, at the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK, or email alison.penry@ima.org.uk by 6 April 2020.  Tickets are free of charge and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please confirm whether you would like to attend the lecture and reception, or the lecture only.

Please read further details about the David Crighton Medal which is a joint award of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society.

This event is not organised or endorsed by the Royal Society.