Previous Mary Cartwright Lectures

2016

London

Gwyneth Stallard

Pits, gaps and spiders' webs

 

Lasse Rempe-Gillen

Hairs, dreadlocks and Cantor bouquets

2015

London

Maria Esteban

Eigenvalue problems in relativistic Quantum Mechanics, theory and applications

 

Mathieu Lewin

Bose-Einstein condensation : history, model and recent mathematical results

 

2014

York

Reidun Twarock

Viruses and geometry: hidden symmetries in virology

 

Anne Taormina

Moonshines

2013

London

Margaret Wright
A Mathematical Journey in Non-Derivative Optimization

Jeff Lagarias

From abc to xyz

2012

London

Agata Smoktunowicz

Old and new questions in noncommutative algebra

 

Tom Lenagan

Totally nonnegative matrices

2011

Oxford

Alison Etheridge

Evolution in a spatial continuum

 

Peter Donnelly

Modelling Genes

2010

Durham

Ruth Gregory

Fun with extra dimensions

 

Ana Achucarro

Maths in the sky:  the secret life of cosmic strings

2009

London

Dusa McDuff FRS

Symplectic embeddings of 4-dimensional ellipsoids

 

Simon Donaldson FRS

A spectator’s commentary on symplectic topology

2008

Oxford

Valerie Beral FRS and Richard Peto FRS

Mathematics of medicine: breast cancer treatment and prevention

2007

London

Angela Stevens

Interacting Cell Systems: An Example for Mathematical Modeling in the Life-Sciences

 

Philip Maini

Emergent Phenomena - Fact or Fiction?

2006

London

Ulrike Tillmann FRS

The topology of strings: Mumford’s conjecture and beyond

 

Graeme Segal FRS

Locality in quantum field theory

2005

London

Elizabeth Thompson

Relatedness, genome sharing, and the detection of genes

 

Steffen Lauritzen

A pedigree perspective of local computation

2004

London

Mary Rees FRS

The topographer's view of parameter spaces

 

Dierk Schleicher

Understanding complex dynamical systems and their parameter spaces

2003

Edinburgh

Jennifer Chayes

Mathematical models of the internet and World Wide Web

 

Béla Bollobás

Models of large-scale real-world networks

2002

London

Frances Kirwan FRS

Moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and holomorphic bundles

 

Simon Donaldson FRS

Convex analysis and toric manifolds

2001

Oxford

Cathleen Synge Morawetz

Mathematics and flying aeroplanes

 

Bill Morton

Evolution operators and numerical modelling of hyperbolic equations

2000

London

Caroline Series

Exploring the space of quasifuchsian groups

 

Walter Hayman FRS

Recollections of Miss Cartwright