# Distinguished Lecture Series

Showing all archived events in this series.

**Thursday 21st September, 2023 15:00-16:00LT 116 (Maths & Stats Building)**

### Hardy Lecture - Quantizing via Polytope counting: Old and new

Professor Eva Miranda (UPC Barcelona)

**Tuesday 13th June, 2023 16:00-17:00**

### Mitchell Lecture 2023 - Semiparametric approaches for studying extreme conditional quantiles

Professor Huixia Judy Wang (The George Washington University)

**Tuesday 18th April, 2023 16:00-17:00 Lecture Theatre 116**

### Rankin-Sneddon Lecture 2023: The Social Machine of Mathematics

Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE (University of Edinburgh / University of Oxford)

**Thursday 23rd March, 2023 16:00-17:00**

### Rankin-Sneddon Lecture 2023: Fourier interpolation and the Weil representation

Prof Akshay Venkatesh FRS (Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ)

**Tuesday 21st February, 2023 16:00-17:00Lecture Theatre 116**

### [POSTPONED]: Rankin-Sneddon Lecture 2023: The Social Machine of Mathematics

Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE (University of Edinburgh / University of Oxford)

**Friday 9th December, 2022 16:30-17:30Room 116 of Maths & Stats Building**

### EMS Lecture: Cytoplasmic Streaming and the Swirling Instability of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton

Prof. Raymond Goldstein (University of Cambridge)

**Wednesday 30th November, 2022 19:30-20:30Sir Charles Wilson Building**

### Bowman Lecture 2022 - Left Behind: How poor places can get trapped, and how they can catch up

Prof. Sir Paul Collier (University of Oxford)

**Tuesday 27th September, 2022 16:00-17:00**

### [CANCELLED] Guest Lecture: Classification of simple amenable C*-algebras

Professor Stuart White (University of Oxford)

**Friday 17th June, 2022 16:00-17:00Joseph Black B419 Main LT (University of Glasgow)**

### [CANCELLED] Aitken Lecture: Equivalence relations, topology and C*-algebras

Professor Lisa Orloff-Clark (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

**Tuesday 24th May, 2022 16:00-17:00Online**

### Rankin Lecture 2022: What is the telescope conjecture? A walking tour of modern homotopy theory

Professor Doug Ravenel (University of Rochester)

**Wednesday 27th April, 2022 16:00-17:00Online**

### Mitchell Lecture 2022: Modelling non-Gaussian spatio-temporal processes

Professor Alexandra M. Schmidt (McGill University)

**Tuesday 15th March, 2022 16:00-17:00Online**

### Sneddon Lecture 2022: Oldroyd B, and not A?

Professor John Hinch, FRS (University of Cambridge)

**Monday 18th October, 2021 18:00-20:00Online**

### Bowman Lecture 2021 - The Path to Net Zero: data, evidence and policy

Chris Stark & Keith Bell (UK Climate Change Committee)

**Tuesday 15th June, 2021 16:00-17:00Online**

### Rankin Lecture: Finite Simple Groups - Classification and Applications

Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California)

**Tuesday 4th May, 2021 16:00-17:00Online**

### Sneddon Lecture: The Beat of Math

Alfio Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano and EPFL, Lausanne)

**Tuesday 16th February, 2021 16:00-17:00Zoom**

### Mitchell Lecture: Some Examples at the Interface of “AI” and Dynamic Statistical Models for Complex Environmental and Ecological Data

Professor Christopher Wikle (University of Missouri)

**Thursday 10th December, 2020 18:00-19:00Zoom Webinar**

### Understanding infectious disease transmission and control - a view from the coalface

Professor Christl Donnely (Imperial College & University of Oxford)

**Tuesday 29th September, 2020 17:00-18:00Online**

### Billiards on regular polygons - LMS Popular Lecture for Maths Week Scotland

Dr. Diana Davis (Phillips Exeter Academy)

**Tuesday 21st April, 2020 16:00-17:00Online Zoom lecture**

### Sneddon Lecture: How directed is a directed network?

Professor Robert MacKay, FRS FInstP FIMA (University of Warwick)

**Tuesday 18th February, 2020 16:00-17:00Maths and Stats Building, Room 116**

### Rankin Lecture: Billiards

Carlos Matheus Silva Santos (CNRS, Paris)

**Thursday 3rd October, 2019 17:00-18:00Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre**

### LMS Popular Lecture for Maths Week Scotland: A tour of the Mandelbrot set

Holly Krieger (University of Cambridge)

**Thursday 19th September, 2019 18:00-19:00Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre**

### Bowman Lecture (Inaugural): Trust in Numbers

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, OBE FRS (University of Cambridge)

**Wednesday 1st May, 2019 16:00-17:00Maths and Stats Building, room 116**

### Mitchell Lecture: Clusters everywhere: A tour of cluster analysis and its application

Professor Brendan Murphy (University College Dublin)

**Friday 25th January, 2019 16:00-17:00Maths 116**

### Edinburgh Mathematical Society Meeting: Complex dynamics: the intriguing case of wandering domains

Gwyneth Stallard (Open University)

**Friday 23rd November, 2018 16:00-17:00Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT)**

### Sneddon Lecture: Mathematics for web-like patterns of solitary waves in shallow water

Professor Yuji Kodama (Ohio State University)

**Friday 14th September, 2018 16:30-17:30Graham Kerr Lecture Theatre**

### Edinburgh Mathematical Society Public Lecture: Mathematical Modelling, Mutations and Metastases: Can We Cure Cancer with Calculus?

Professor Mark Chaplain FRSE (University of St Andrews)

**Monday 21st May, 2018 16:00-17:00Davidson 208**

### Sneddon Lecture: Active Matter: Statistical Physics and the Arrow of Life

Professor Mike Cates FRS FRSE (University of Cambridge)

**Friday 23rd March, 2018 16:00-17:00Maths 311B**

### EMS Meeting: Koszul algebras, cohomology and support varieties

Professor Nicole Snashall (University of Leicester)

**Tuesday 23rd January, 2018 16:00-17:00Graham Kerr Building Lecture Theatre (room 224)**

### Statistics are Patients with the Tears wiped away

Professor Peter Boyle FRSE (Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health)

**Friday 1st December, 2017 16:00-17:00Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT)**

### Rankin Lecture: Why topology is geometry in dimension 3

Nathan Dunfield ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

**Thursday 18th May, 2017 16:00-17:00Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre (Room 103)**

### Mitchell Lecture: Inference and application of the shared descent of genome in population samples

Elizabeth Thompson (University of Washington)

**Tuesday 18th April, 2017 16:00-17:00Lecture Theatre 2, Boyd Orr Building**

### Sneddon Lecture: Modelling collective cell movement

Philip Maini (University of Oxford)

**Friday 24th March, 2017 16:30-17:30WILT Lecture Theatre**

### Rankin Lecture: A machine for constructing representations of R. Thompson’s groups, unitary and otherwise

Vaughan F.R. Jones (Vanderbilt University)

**Friday 4th November, 2016 16:00-17:00Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre**

### What is modern geometry?

Professor Michael Wemyss (University of Glasgow)

**Tuesday 25th October, 2016 16:00-17:00Room 507, Boyd Orr Building.**

### Probabilistic formal analysis of software usage styles in the wild

Professor Muffy Calder (University of Glasgow)

**Monday 22nd June, 2015 16:00-17:00Maths 516**

### Symmetry through geometry

Prof Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney)

**Wednesday 22nd April, 2015 16:00-17:00Maths 516**

### Moving cubes around

Dale Rolfsen (University of British Columbia)

**Friday 10th October, 2014 16:00-17:00Maths 204**

### Conservation laws: from differential to difference

Prof Peter Hydon (University of Surrey)

**Friday 2nd May, 2014 16:00-17:00Mathematics 516**

### The Dynamos inside our Planets

Prof Chris Jones (University of Leeds)

**Thursday 11th July, 2013 14:00-15:00Mathematics 203 (tea & coffee at 3pm)**

### Characterization and Modeling of Articular Cartilage: Mathematical Formulations, Experiments and Numerical Examples

Dr. David M. Pierce (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

**Friday 24th May, 2013 16:00-17:00Mathematics 516**

### Fluid modelling of carbon dioxide sequestration

Prof. H. Huppert FRS (Institute of Theoretical Geophysics DAMTP, Univers)

**Friday 10th May, 2013 16:00-17:00Mathematics 516**

### Strange episodes in the evolution of mathematics

Prof. F. Quinn (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit)

**Friday 26th April, 2013 16:00-17:00Mathematics 516**

### Energy-driven pattern formation: Optimal crystals

Dr F. Theil (University of Warwick)

**Friday 22nd February, 2013 16:00-17:00Mathematics 516**

### Topological Data Analysis - applying homology in medicine, robotics, sensor networks, and graphics

Dr Mikael Vejdemo Johansson (KTH, Stockholm)

**Monday 3rd December, 2012 14:00-15:00Maths 515**

### Applications of geometric mechanics: rigid bodies, fluids, liquid crystals, KdV, Teichmüller geodesics

Prof Tudor Ratiu (EPFL)

**Friday 27th April, 2012 16:00-17:00515**

### Pure Inductive Logic

Prof. J. Paris FBA (Manchester University)

**Friday 23rd March, 2012 16:00-17:00515**

### Bayesian nonparametric modelling with Gaussian processes in systems biology

Prof. D. Husmeier (Glasgow University)

**Friday 10th February, 2012 16:00-17:00515**

### Random matrix theory and the distribution of the primes

Prof. J. Keating FRS (Bristol University)

**Friday 27th May, 2011 16:00-17:00515**

### Functions of a Matrix: Theory, Applications and Computation

Prof. N. J. Higham (University of Manchester)

**Friday 19th November, 2010 16:00-17:00516**

### Algebraic Statistics: the new interface

Prof Henry Wynn (London School of Economics)