IMA Prize Winners IMA Prizes are awarded in UK universities which offer mathematics degrees, at the discretion of the university. In 2008 I conducted a survey of Prize giving practice among IMA University Representatives (27 responses; a 37% rate). All respondents awarded Prizes on some measure of academic excellence (all 22 who answered that question),… Read more »

# Careers talk at Greenwich

Yesterday I visited the University of Greenwich and gave a talk on mathematics careers. This was an enjoyable experience and seemed to go well. The format was that I was followed by a lecturer from Greenwich, Dr Mayur Patel, who gave a CV writing session. I think this format, combining a, hopefully, inspiring careers talk… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 14 – Paul Shepherd – Parametric Geometry Generation

These are the show notes for episode 14 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 14 is the the largest number for which there are as many composite numbers less than it as there are primes. This week on the podcast we hear from Dr. Paul Shepherd of the University of Bath. Paul is… Read more »

# Careers advice for mathematicians

In response to the poor state of generally available careers advice for mathematicians, Vanessa Thorogood, Education Officer at the IMA has produced an IMA Maths Careers Advice leaflet. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in careers advice for mathematics undergraduates or mathematics graduates or who offers such advice through a graduate careers… Read more »

# Obscure number facts

I noticed today a link to the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast from the blog of Duncan Margetts, “Dunc’s Shed”. It’s great to see someone liking and pointing others to the podcast :) Duncan was sufficiently impressed by the peculiar episode number facts that he was moved to write about palindromic numbers on his… Read more »

# iSquared Magazine

As you may know, Sarah Shepherd helps me out with the podcast by meeting with me once a month to talk over some maths news. Sarah edits iSquared Magazine, which I’m sure some of you will be familiar with. Sarah sent through some information about iSquared which I thought I would share in case you… Read more »

# London University Events

Noel-Ann Bradshaw of the University of Greenwich has been trying to get a group of London Universities together to cross promote events. In London there is such a concentration of universities and such a lot going on that it makes sense to cross-promote events between students at different universities. Anyway, this group is going well… Read more »