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Sir David Wallace lecture series

In 2014 the Department of Mathematical Sciences launched a new series of annual lectures to invite prestigious mathematicians to Loughborough University to give a talk on the pioneering research. The lecture is named after the Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University, 1994-2006.

The Sir David Wallace lectures will continues to be hosted by Loughborough University and the talks are aimed at a wide audience, including PhD students and Maths undergraduates.

Upcoming lecture

The next Sir David Wallace Lecture will take place on Thursday 14 November and will be presented by Dr Richard Keesing (York) on the history of Newton, Gravity and the Apple. For more information and to book to attend the lecture, click here.

Previous Lectures

In 2014 Sir Michael Atiyah came to deliver the first Sir David Wallace Lecture. The award winning Mathematician, holder of the Fields Medal (1996) and Abel Prize (2004), presented his talk on 30 January titled: Solitons in Analysis, Geometry and Physics’.

The second Sir David Wallace Lecture was presented by Sir Michael Berry, on 13 March 2015. Most famously known for the Berry phase, his talk was titled ‘Nature’s optics and our understanding of light.’

The speaker for the 2017 lecture on Friday 20 January, was Professor Cedric Villani, University of Lyon.