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Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students

The annual conference of Mathematics Research Students in Loughborough has been held since 2005. The Sir David Wallace Prize of £250 is awarded annually for the best presentation by a panel consisting of several members of staff and research students' representatives.

14th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2018

The 14th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Thursday 30 May 2018.

 

The 2018 Sir David Wallace Prize was awarded to Norbert Pintye (Supervisor: Artie Prendergast-Smith) for his talk entitled `Geometry of blown-up spaces’.

The judging panel consisted of Hamid Ahmadinezhad, Ricardo Barros, Jenya Ferapontov, Matt Tranter (last years’ winner) and research students attending the conference (Hayder Al-Saedi, Sobhi Berjawi, Tim Grange, Tiago Guerreiro, Ronan Kerr, Luis José Santana Sánchez).

 

Programme: 

13:30-14:00 Jinrong Bao: Probabilities of separatrix crossing in rotation of a rigid body with changing  geometry of masses

14:00-14:30  Juliet Ojiako: Mathematical modelling ofplasma interactions with liquid: hydrodynamic study

14:30-15:00  Erik Paemurru: Birational geometry of Fano 3-folds

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:00  Antonis Parasyris: Mathematical and numerical modelling of a water purification device

16:00-16:30  Norbert Pintye: Geometry of blown-up spaces

16:30-17:00  Yiru Ye:  Chaos and integrability in SL(2,R)-geometry

13th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2017

The 13th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

 

The 2017 Sir David Wallace Prize was awarded to Matthew Tranter (Supervisor: Dr Karima Khusnutdinova) for his talk entitled 'On pure and radiating solitons in delaminated structures'.

The judging panel consisted of Ricardo Barros, Jenya Ferapontov and research students attending the conference (Hayder Al-Saedi, Yan Luo, Morgan Walters, Yiru Ye).

 

Programme: 

13:30-14:00 Blesson  Chacko: Solvent fluctuations around nanostructures and interactions between them

14:00-14:30 Calum Horrobin: Stokes' phenomenon arising in the confluences of some Painlevé equations

14:30-15:00 Jinrong Bao: Separatrix crossing in rotation of a body with changing geometry of masses

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:00 Kaicheng Sheng: Bifurcations of phase portraits of pendulum with vibrating suspension point

16:00-16:30 Matt Tranter:  On pure and radiating solitons in delaminated structures

12th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2016

The 12th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Thursday 19 May 2016.

 

The 2016 Sir David Wallace Prize was awarded to Joe Cook (Supervisor: Alex Strohmaier) for his talk entitled `Symmetry and low lying eigenvalues’.

The judging panel consisted of Jenya Ferapontov, Maureen McIver, Artie Prendergast-Smith and a group of research students attending the conference.

 

Programme:

14:00-14:30 Pierpaolo Calligaris: Finite orbits of the braid group action on certain algebraic variety

14:30-15:00 Joe Cook: Symmetry and low lying eigenvalues

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:00 Calum Horrobin: Confluence of the Hypergeometric Equation

16:00-16:30 Yu Liu: Numerical Approximation of Random Periodic Solutions of Stochastic Differential Equations

16:30-17:00 Katie Spalding: Lyapunov spectrum of Markov and Euclid trees

 

11th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2015

The 11th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

 

The 2015 Sir David Wallace Prize was awarded to Andrea Savoldi (Supervisors:  Jenya Ferapontov and Paolo Lorenzoni, Milano-Bicocca)for his talk  entitled `Hamiltonian operators and differential geometry’.

This decision was reached by the judging panel consisting of Wael Bahsoun, Jenya Ferapontov, Maureen McIver and William Haese-Hill (last year’s winner).

 

Programme:

14:30-14:55 Vladimir Lukiyanov: Multiperverse cohomology

14:55-15:20 Andrea Savoldi: Hamiltonian operators and differential geometry

15:20-15:45 Morgan Walters: Solidification fronts and crystalline structure

 

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

 

16:15-16:40 Pierpaolo Calligaris: Finite orbits of the braid group action on certain algebraic variety

16:40-17:05 Calum Horrobin: Monodromy Data for the Painlevé Equations VI and V and their Confluence

17:05-17:30  Adam Hughes:  What is the Shape of a Liquid Droplet?

 

10th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2014

The 10th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 14 May 2014.

 

The 2014 Sir David Wallace Prize was William Haese-Hill (Supervisors: Martin Hallnas and Sasha Veselov) for his talk entitled `Spectrum of the Complex Lamé Equation’.

This decision was reached by the judging panel consisting of Wael Bahsoun, Thomas Bartsch, Jenya Ferapontov, Maureen McIver and Greg Roddick (research students’ representative).

 

Programme

14:00-14:25 Azwani Alias: Coupled Ostrovsky equations for internal waves in a three layer shear flow

14:25-14:50 William Haese-Hill: Spectrum of the Complex Lamé Equation

14:50-15:15 Adam Hughes: Wetting of Liquids on a Surface

 

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

 

15:45-16:10 Liangpan Li: On mollified counting functions of Dirac-type operators

16:10-16:35 Ilia Roustemoglou: Discrete integrable systems in 3D: classification and numerical simulations

16:35-17:00 Miao Yu: Using on-the-fly kinetic Monte Carlo method to model CdTe Thin Film growth

 

9th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2013

The 9th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Thursday 23 May 2013.

 

The joint winners of the 2013 Sir David Wallace Prize were Zainab Al-Tooq (Supervisor: Steven Kenny) for her talk entitled `Modelling radiation damage in fcc Ni with relation to the experimental results and Michael Bironneau (Supervisor: Alexander Strohmaier) for his talk `Computational aspects of spectral invariants on Euclidean domains’

This decision was reached by the judging panel consisting of Wael Bahsoun, Jenya Ferapontov, Eugenie Hunsicker, Maureen McIver and research students’ representatives, Ilia Roustemoglou and Tomas Lazauskas.

 

Programme:

13:30-13:55 Zainab Al-Tooq: Modelling radiation damage in fcc Ni with relation to the experimental results

13:55-14:20 Michael Bironneau: Computational aspects of spectral invariants on Euclidean domains

14:20-14:45 Kyriaki Giorgakoudi: Foot-and-mouth disease virus, epithelial cell death and PDE models

14:45-15:10 Xiao Gai: Helium cluster in iron

 

15:10-15:40 Coffee break

 

15:40-16:05 Scott Dickson: Stochastic neural networks: connectivity, configuration and size

16:05-16:30 Ye Luo: Long time behavior of the Stochastic Functional Differential Equations

16:30-16:55 Adam Newman: Quantum Chaos for 2D Point-Perturbed Billiards

16:55-17:20 McSylvester Omaba: On some properties of stochastic heat equation driven by space-time Levy noise.

8th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2012

The 8th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 23 May 2012.

 

The 2012 Sir David Wallace Prize was Tomas Lazauskas (Supervisor: Roger Smith) for his talk entitled`Simulating radiation damage in Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) steels: Multi time-scale study'.

The judging panel consisted of Andrew Archer, Wael Bahsoun, Gavin Brown, Jenya Ferapontov, Marta Mazzocco and research students' representatives Kieron Moore and Ben Carter.

 

Programme:

13:00-13:25 Stuart Andrew: Monodromy free Schrodinger operators and a related inverse problem

13:25-13:50 Richard Clift: Undular bore theory for the Gardner equation

13:50-14:15 Tomas Lazauskas: Simulating radiation damage in Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) steels: Multi time-scale study

14:15-14:40 Kamil Mroz: Estimates of the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on closed hyperbolic manifolds

 

14:40-15:10 Coffee break

 

15:10-15:35 Louis Omenyi: Variation of determinants of the Laplacian on Riemannian Manifolds

15:35-16:00 Dragomir Tsonev: Indefinite metrics realising holonomy algebras

16:00-16:25 Kenneth Uda: Random periodic solutions of Random Dynamical Systems generated by Stochastic Differential Equations

16:25-16:50 Yue Wu: Pathwise Random Periodic Solutions of Stochastic Differential Equations

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2011

The 7th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 18 May 2011.

 

The 2010 Sir David Wallace Prize was Ben Carter (Supervisor: Phil McIver) for his talk entitled `Water-wave propagation through an infinite array of floating structure'.

The judging panel consisted of Jenya Ferapontov, Martin Hallnas, Maureen McIver, Brian Winn and a research students’ representative.

 

Programme:

13:00-13:30 Ben Carter Water-wave propagation through an infinite array of floating structure

13:30-14:00 Kyriaki Giorgakoudi Initial models of foot-and-mouth disease infection in cattle

14:00-14:30 Graham Kemp Geometric quantization of Dirac monopoles

14:30-15:00 Chris Marsden Unsupervised learning by a dynamical system - a non neural network approach

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:00 Kieron Moore Initial-value problem for Boussinesq-type equations

16:00-16:30 Tan Su On the accuracy of conservation of adiabatic invariants in slow-fast systems

16:30-17:00 Dragomir Tsonev An example of holonomy on pseudo-Riemannian manifolds

 

6th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2010

The 6th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 19 May 2010.

 

The 2010 Sir David Wallace Prize was Adrian Hemery (Supervisor: Sasha Veselov) for his talk entitled `Zeroes of generalised Hermite polynomials in the complex domain '.

This decision was reached by the panel consisting of Jenya Ferapontov, Maureen McIver, Brian Winn and Graham Kemp (research students’ representative).

 

Programme:

14:00-14:30 Fathi Bribesh: Thin films of binary mixture of liquids and their bifurcation

14:30-15:00 Shiyan Guo: Elastic wave propagation through doubly-periodic arrays of cylinders

15:00-15:30 Adrian Hemery: Zeroes of generalised Hermite polynomials in the complex domain

15:30-16:00 Paul Jones:  Unitary double product integrals as implementors of Bogoliubov transformations

 

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

 

16:30-17:00 Mark Robbins: Pattern formation in the evaporation of two-component fluids

17:00-17:30 Nikola Stoilov: Integrable Hamiltonian systems of  hydrodynamic type in 2+1 dimensions

17:30-18:00 Wei King Tiong: Evolution of solitary waves and undular bores: perturbed Korteweg-de Vries equation

 

5th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2009

The 5th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 27 May 2009.

 

Programme:

13:00-13:30 Gurjeet Bagri: Three dimensional doubly periodic travelling gravity-capillary water waves with infinite depth

13:30-14:00 Fathi Bribesh: Thin Films of Binary Mixture of Fluids

14:00-14:30 Lenos Hadjikos: Equations of the dispersionless Hirota type

14:30-15:00  Adrian Hemery: Periodic Schrodinger operators: the Whittaker-Hill equation and it's transformations

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:00 Sam King: Evaluating the Impact of  Electronic Voting Systems on Student Experience, Engagement and Achievement in University Mathematics.

16:00-16:30 Antin Leszczyszyn: Transcritical Flows in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

16:30-17:00 Andrei Yevik: Numerical solutions of stochastic differential equations

17:00-17:30 Pumei Zhang: Algebraic properties of compatible Poisson brackets

4th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2008

The 4th Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held on Tuesday 27 May 2008.

 

The 2008 Sir David Wallace Prize was awarded to Nikos Roidos (Supervisors: Alex Strohmaier and Eugenie Hunsicker) for his talk entitled `Analysis of the Laplacian on the generalized cusps '.

The judging panel consisted of Jenya Ferapontov, Maureen McIver and Najida Begum (research students’ representative).

 

Programme:

14:00-14:30 Nikos Roidos: Analysis of the Laplacian on the generalized cusps.

14:30-15:00 Sandhya Patidar:  Controlling Dynamics of Stochastic Neural Networks: An Analytical Approach.

15:30-15:30 Asma Al-Ghassani:  Analogues of Painleve equations

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

 

16:00-16:30 Stephanie Thomas: The Effect of Corrugation on the  Stability of Compressible Shear Layers

16:30-17:00 Ioan Vancea: On the study of front instabilities of dewetting fronts in nanoparticle suspensions using Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations.

17:00-17:30 Fajin Wei: Stationary solution of SPDE.

 

3rd Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2007

The 3rd Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 6 June 2007.

 

Programme:

14:00-14:30 Sandy Patidar: Time-Delayed Feedback control of Noise-Induced Dynamics in the Model of a Neural Network

14:30-15:00 Pavel Burovskiy: On the integrability of second order PDEs in three dimensions

15:00-15:30 Adrian Hemery: Spectra of Manifolds

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

 

16:00-16:30 Nikos Roidos: The heat kernel of the Laplacian and the Chern-Gauss-Bonnet theorem

16:30-17:00 Daniel Riccombeni: Equilibrium points for finite-dimensional integrable Hamiltonian systems

 

 

2nd Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2006

The 2nd Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 17 May 2006.

 

Programme:

14:00-14:30 Marie-Pierre Grosset: `Elliptic Bernoulli polynomials’

14:30-15:00 Evans Osaisai: `Waves and Currents in the Near-shore Zone’

15:00-15:30 Qi Zhang: `Pathwise Stationary Solutions of SPDEs and BDSDEs on Infinite Horizon’

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

 

16:30-17:00 Prakash Sarnobat: 'Wahlquist exterior: Second order physical interpretation’

16:00-16:30 Will Morgan: `Rational points on elliptic curves and the addition law’

 

 

 

1st Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students - 2005

The First Annual Conference of Mathematics Research Students was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 18 May 2005.

 

Programme:

14:00-14:20 Chris Davison: `The Topology of Geodesic Flows for the Three Ellipsoid’

14:25-14:45 Prakash Sarnobat: `Rotating Relativistic fluids’

14:50-15:10 Chunrong Feng: `Two-parameter Rough Path and Integration of LocalTimes’

15:15-15:35 Will Morgan `Integrable difference equations’

 

15:35-16:00 Coffee Break

 

16:00-16:20 James Smith: 'Local-scale modelling of the spatial spread of Japanese knotweed in the United Kingdom'

16:25-16:45 Promise Mebine: `Ray Approximation for Steady Discharges in Shallow Water’

16:50-17:10 Sven Schmidt `A Poincare section for the general heavy rigid body’

17:15-17:35 Iman Mohamed Omar EL-Nabrawy  `n-D Polynomial Matrix Structure with System Applications’