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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Events and Seminars

This week's seminars

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An established series of international research meetings, with over 80 symposia to date.They provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches. The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are by invitation only and held in July, usually lasting for 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. Lectures and seminars take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, and participants are housed in en-suite accommodation at nearby Grey College.

An annual lecture in memory of Sir Edward Collingwood F.R.S. The lectures are given by mathematicians of international renown and are suitable for a general audience. We welcome visitors from other departments and from outside the university.

An annual lecture made possible following a generous bequest by Mrs Marjorie Roberts. It is delivered by a distinguished researcher in Pure Mathematics or Natural Philosophy (Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics).

An annual event whose aim is to enhance the visibility of women mathematicians. The choice of guest speakers is the responsibility of the departmental Equality & Diversity Committee, and is not restricted to women speakers, although that is encouraged.

A series of colloquia, usually one per term, which will be of general interest and will give members of the department a chance to learn about important topics in other research areas of mathematical sciences and to talk about their own research too. Talks will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the coffee room. All are welcome!

Information about conferences, summer schools and meetings held in the Department.