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Economics - Mathematics - 30.11.2015

Mathematics - Event - 30.11.2015

Health - Mathematics - 26.11.2015
Could maths help improve surgery scheduling in Wales?
Cardiff experts to develop a 'smart' schedule to help reduce waiting lists and lower the number of cancellations Researchers from the University have secured a major funding grant to develop mathematical models to assist in the scheduling of surgical procedures in Wales.

Physics - Mathematics - 25.11.2015
Exploring the physics of chocolate fountains
Exploring the physics of chocolate fountains
A UCL mathematics student has found that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension. "Chocolate fountains are just cool, aren't they!" said Adam Townsend (UCL Mathematics), lead author of the paper based on his MSci project.

Mathematics - Physics - 03.11.2015
Ketchup and traffic jams: the maths of soft matter
The class of materials known as soft matter - which includes everything from mayonnaise to molten plastic - is the subject of the inaugural lecture by Michael Cates, Cambridge's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.

Economics - Mathematics - 27.10.2015
Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab will streamline air travel
Oxford University has today opened a new Data Science Lab in collaboration with Emirates. It will see experts from around the University use cutting-edge analysis to help the airline make its services more efficient and customer-focussed.

Economics - Mathematics - 26.10.2015
Maths network will help solve real-world industry problems
Maths network will help solve real-world industry problems
A new European network led by Dr Joanna Jordan at the University of Bath will enable mathematicians across the continent to work together to apply mathematics to a range of industrial problems from speeding up clinical trials of new drugs to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 22.10.2015
Obstacle avoidance by echolocating bats: it might be simpler than it sounds
Bats compare the volume of an echo in both left and right ears then turn away from the side receiving the loudest echo in order to avoid obstacles, new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLOS Computational Biology, has found. Echolocating bats can fly through complex environments in complete darkness, swiftly and apparently effortless avoiding obstacles, but it is unclear exactly how they perform this feat.

Health - Mathematics - 22.10.2015
Leprosy and Elephantiasis: new cases could be prevented in ten years
International consortium of scientists conducting urgent research into rates of transmission Leprosy, Elephantiasis and Sleeping Sickness among nine tropical diseases targeted Neglected tropical diseases affect over one billion people worldwid The NTD Modelling Consortium argues that whilst new transmissions of these diseases are falling, new interventions may be needed to prevent transmission by 2025 The life chances of over one billion people

Art and Design - Mathematics - 13.10.2015

Mathematics - 12.10.2015
You’re not fired! Winning ‘Apprentice’ strategy revealed by statistician
A statistician at the University of Sheffield has revealed the best strategy for winning TV show The Apprentice following in-depth analysis of the background and performance of previous contestants.

Chemistry - Mathematics - 25.09.2015
Comment: How to build the world’s fastest car
Phil Spiers, Head of Structural Testing at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, comments on the development of what could be the world's fastest car.

Mathematics - 19.08.2015
University of Birmingham School welcomes new Sixth Formers
Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 13.08.2015
Magical marks at King's Maths School
Students celebrated their AS level results today at King's College London Mathematics School, with over 97% attaining an A grade in Mathematics.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 05.08.2015
Alan Turing Institute up and running
National institute for the development and use of advanced mathematics, computer science, algorithms and 'Big Data' has announced its first director, and will start research activities in the autumn.

Mathematics - 21.07.2015
How do networks shape the spread of disease and gossip?
A new approach to exploring the spread of contagious diseases or the latest celebrity gossip has been tested using London's street and underground networks. Results from the new approach could help to predict when a contagion will spread through space as a simple wave (as in the Black Death) and when long-range connections, such as air travel, enable it to seemingly jump over long distances and emerge in locations far from an initial outbreak.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 16.07.2015
Sussex to honour inventor of algorithm behind Google's PageRank engine
Sussex to honour inventor of algorithm behind Google’s PageRank engine
Sussex to honour inventor of algorithm behind Google's PageRank engine The Hove-based inventor of one of the world's most important mathematical algorithms is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex this morning (Thursday 16 July).

Mathematics - 25.06.2015
Engineers develop modelling tool to harness the power of "unsteady air"
The design process for vehicle manufacturers could to be improved thanks to the launch of new computer software that predicts the effects of airflow.

Mathematics - 19.06.2015
Chances of winning the Lottery set to be lower than ever, says Sussex mathematician
Chances of winning the Lottery set to be lower than ever, says Sussex mathematician
Chances of winning the Lottery set to be lower than ever, says Sussex mathematician The National Lottery is introducing more numbers and bigger jackpots in major changes to the game this autumn, but a Sussex statistician says that the chances of scooping the big prize are smaller than ever.

Mathematics - 18.06.2015
New charity aims to inspire the next Alan Turing
New charity aims to inspire the next Alan Turing
A new £1.75m fund to support visionary and pioneering pure mathematics at the University of Manchester was announced today, funded from the Estate of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw.

Mathematics - 12.06.2015
Ants have different ‘standards’ when it comes to choosing a home
Ants use collective decision-making to select the best option when choosing a new home. Until now, the exact way in which they do this has puzzled researchers. A new study, led by the University of Bristol and published in Royal Society Open Science, found that while some are happy to slum it out in anything with a roof, others are so choosy that even the equivalent of a mansion will not satisfy them.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 03.06.2015
Let’s get statted
With than ever at our fingertips, statisticians are vital to innumerable fields and industries. Welcome to the world of the datarati, where humans and machines team up to crunch the numbers.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 01.06.2015
Big Data - getting to the heart of the Information Revolution
Big data has captured the world's attention, with talk of a new Industrial Revolution based on information, and of data being one of the 21st century's most valuable commodities.

Chemistry - Mathematics - 05.05.2015
Professors in Mathematics and Chemistry honoured with Royal Society Fellowships
Professors in Mathematics and Chemistry honoured with Royal Society Fellowships
Fellowship of the Royal Society has been granted to two scientists at Imperial College London this month.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 01.05.2015
Eight Oxford academics announced as Fellows of the Royal Society
They are among 47 new Fellows announced by the Royal Society today.

Mathematics - Health - 29.04.2015
King's hosts Full Fact - unearthing the statistics behind the general election campaigns
Full Fact, the UK's independent, non-partisan fact-checking organisation, has set up its election headquarters in King's College London's Anatomy Theatre.

Mathematics - Physics - 20.03.2015
Solving the world's hardest unsolved maths problems
Mathematicians at the Universities of Nottingham and Oxford have won one of the largest ever pure maths research grants awarded in the EU — £2.3m to work on solutions of some of the most famous unsolved maths problems. The Millennium problems are seven mathematical questions which were chosen by a committee of world-leading mathematicians and proposed by the Clay Mathematics Institute in the United States in the year 2000.

Economics - Mathematics - 19.03.2015
Lancaster experts to lead new drive to unlock airport capacity and tackle congestion
A major £2.8 million project is to find ways to address the UK's airport congestion - without relying solely on new airport building and expansion.

Social Sciences - Mathematics - 09.03.2015
Comment: Fact Check: is the UK the most crowded country in Europe?
Catherine Harris, Research Fellow in EU Migration at the University of Sheffield, explores a claim by UKIP that the UK is the most crowded country in Europe.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 06.03.2015
Scientists SET take their research to Westminster
Three University of Glasgow staff members and one PhD student are heading to Westminster to present research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March.

Mathematics - Event - 24.02.2015

Mathematics - 24.02.2015
Average house prices in Oxford ’become least affordable in Britain’
Average house prices in the South East, and especially London, rose even faster during 2014 (January to December) than in the same period of 2013, says new research.

Mathematics - Economics - 17.02.2015
"You’ve got a friend in me" Bringing designers and animators together
Aircraft designers and animators use different digital technologies to achieve the same goal: creating a three-dimensional image that can be manipulated. But a new method that links the two could vastly speed up how product designers create and simulate the performance of their products. Suddenly, we had a method that theoretically offered the manufacturing industry the flexibility the artists enjoy in subdivision Neil Dodgson The adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear have been charming children - and adults - worldwide for 20 years this year.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 12.02.2015
Brain's GPS system influenced by shape of environment
Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment
Patterns created by the brain's grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, according to UCL researchers. This means grid patterns aren't a universal metric for the brain's GPS system to measure distance, as previously thought. Grid cells in the brain appear to form an internal map of the local environment by signalling periodically to create a 'grid-pattern' that helps animals to navigate, even in the dark.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 28.01.2015
Cambridge announced as one of five key partners in new national Alan Turing Institute
The University of Cambridge is to be one of the five universities that will lead the new Alan Turing Institute, announced the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills today.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 28.01.2015
Sussex academics to explore bees, brains and bubbles at Brighton Science Festival
Sussex academics to explore bees, brains and bubbles at Brighton Science Festival
Sussex academics to explore bees, brains and bubbles at Brighton Science Festival Sussex academics will explore the human brain, provide a bee's eye view of the world, and demonstrate geometry using bubble blowing at the Brighton Science Festival starting next month.

Physics - Mathematics - 22.01.2015
Is glass a true solid?
Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, to answer this puzzling question. Watching a glass blower at work we can clearly see the liquid nature of hot glass.

Mathematics - Pedagogy - 07.01.2015
Study encourages development of mathematical thinking in primary classrooms
Study encourages development of mathematical thinking in primary classrooms
Study encourages development of mathematical thinking in primary classrooms Education researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Dundee have been involved in a project which has ha

Mathematics - 20.12.2014

Health - Mathematics - 16.12.2014
Network will spark new IDEAS in drug development
A new £2.7 million international training network project, led by a team at Lancaster University, will develop a generation of medical statisticians dedicated to achieving early stage drug development success. The four-year research and training initiative, which has attracted funding from the European Union, is due to get underway next year.

Mathematics - Environment - 15.12.2014
A sustainable society? £1m to do the sums
PA 319/14 The problems of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy threaten to intensify as the global population grows.

Mathematics - Religions - 30.11.2014
The lady of the longitude
In 1714, the British Parliament offered large rewards for finding longitude at sea. Men around the world submitted schemes but only one woman, Jane Squire, published a proposal her own name.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 25.11.2014
Academics advise how to keep data secure in a cyber world
Press release issued: 25 November 2014 Cyber security experts from the University of Bristol have advised the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) on how to protect the personal data of millions of citizens.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 19.11.2014
Lifelong learning and the plastic brain
Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 06.11.2014
Could you break the code and find Alan Turing’s buried treasure?
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 06 Nov 2014 A new fiendishly-challenging online brain-teaser, featuring cryptic clues, has been launched by mathematicians at The University of Manchester.

Mathematics - 23.10.2014
2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of ‘collective hysteria’
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 23 Oct 2014 A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first. And just as people got caught up in the riots and acted out of character the study, carried out by The University of Manchester and Liverpool John Moores University, found that the courts themselves got caught up in a similar kind of collective hysteria.