News from 2019
Maths academic awarded £1.25m to design 'living' micro-machines that self-assemble in biological environments
Dr Tyler Shendruk of the Mathematical Science department has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for a five-year study that aims to replicate some of the fascinating behaviours displayed by biological molecules and microorganisms, and design a new class of man-made materials.
New mathematics research centre aims to boost UK's poor understanding of the subject
Loughborough University has announced it is to establish a new research centre focused on improving the way mathematics is taught in schools and colleges. The Centre for Mathematical Cognition (CMC) will be based at the Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) – one of the most successful groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK.
New online tool will help teachers support preterm children who develop special educational needs as they get older
A new online tool developed by researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, Ulster University and University College London aims to increase primary teachers’ awareness of the link between preterm birth and educational difficulties as well as give practical teaching advice for helping those most at risk.
The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) has named a Loughborough Reader as their Prize Lecturer for 2019
Dr Camilla Gilmore, a Reader in Mathematical Cognition, has been named Prize Lecturer for 2019 by the Experimental Psychology Society. Dr Gilmore will give her EPS lecture in July 2020 at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting in Swansea.
Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture. She will discuss her journey to becoming a space scientist, and how advances in the space industry will change our everyday lives.
Universities Minister visits Loughborough as part of British Science Week
Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March. Tying in with the start of British Science Week, the minister was interested to learn more about Loughborough’s pioneering STEM teaching and research facilities.
Institute of Advanced Studies invites Fields Medallist and algebraic geometry expert to Loughborough
Professor Caucher Birkar visited the University on Friday 15 March to present a lecture titled ‘Log Calabi-Yau fibrations’, as part of the Kodaira weekend workshop in Algebraic Geometry hosted by the IAS. The Kodaira weekend workshop formed part of the IAS Geometry Theme, led by Dr Hamid Ahmadinezhad from the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The National Student Survey is now open
The National Student Survey (NSS) – an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough – is now open. We encourage finalists to take part in the survey. Your feedback helps us continue to develop and improve the Loughborough student experience.
Geometry and art comes together through University exhibition
A new exhibition at the University focusing on geometry is now on display featuring the original works of two artists. Inspired by Geometry – led by the Institute of Advanced Studies - traces the unifying thread of geometric influences that binds together art, design and mathematics.
Mathematician awarded £203k funding for research that looks to expand our knowledge of complex geometric shapes
Dr Elisa Postinghel, of the School of Science, has been named a recipient of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) New Investigator Award and has been provided with funding of £203,354 to develop new mathematical methods to describe and classify shapes in four or more dimensions.