Maths and Stats NewsThe latest news from Lancaster University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Leverhulme Trust funds research on quantum random walksThe <a href="http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/">Leverhulme Trust</a> has awarded a grant of £85,000 to <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/alexander-belton">Dr Alexander Belton</a> of the department's Analysis and Probability research group, to fund a two-year project entitled <i>Quantum random walks and quasi-free quantum stochastic calculus</i>.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2230
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Project to study symmetry breaking receives funding<p><a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/jan-grabowski">Dr Jan Grabowski</a> of the Algebra and Geometry research group has been awarded a grant of £98,000 by the <a href="http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx">Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)</a>. The project will begin in Autumn 2014 and a <a href="http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1035">research associateship</a> is currently being advertised.</p>http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2226
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Geometric Rigidity WorkshopA Geometric Rigidity One Day Workshop was organised by Derek Kitson with support from the EPSRC project "Crystal frameworks, operator theory and combinatorics".http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2185
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Grant awarded for medical trial statistics projectThe Medical Research Council Methodology panel has awarded £250,000 to fund a 3-year project looking at estimating a treatment's effect in a medical trial with multiple hypothesis tests.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2186
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Recognition of research and teaching excellence for departmental lecturersCongratulations to <a href="http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/alexander-belton">Dr Alex Belton</a>, <a href="http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/nadia-mazza">Dr Nadia Mazza</a> and <a href="http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/christopher-sherlock">Dr Chris Sherlock</a> on their promotions to Senior Lecturerships.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2182
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Left-handed fetuses could show effects of maternal stress on unborn babiesFetuses are more likely to show left-handed movements in the womb when their mothers are stressed, according to new research.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2179
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PhD Funding Opportunity: Studentship in Applied Social StatisticsProject Title: "Understanding the social challenges and domestic governance of health care provision in Brazil and the UK: an international comparison"http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2143
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Young Functional Analysts' Workshop 2014The Young Functional Analysts' Workshop 2014 took place in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Lancaster University from 23rd-25th April and was a resounding success. The meeting was supported financially by the London Mathematical Society, as well as Lancaster's Science and Technology Graduate School.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2152
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Knowledge Partnership to develop enhanced flood modelling techniquesThe department has joined forces with the leading environmental and engineering consultancy <a href="http://www.jbaconsulting.com">JBA Consulting</a> to create a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2142
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How do you judge a crook who uses a laptop instead of a gun?<a href="http://www.security-centre.lancs.ac.uk/">Security Lancaster's</a> <a href="http://www.security-centre.lancs.ac.uk/people/dan_prince.php">Dr Daniel Prince</a> and <a href="http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/people/claire-hargreaves%287a430d5a-c2c0-437e-aaca-b894949e3fb3%29.html"> Claire Hargreaves</a>, <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/">Department of Mathematics and Statistics,</a> examine the criminal sentencing of cyber-criminals in their blog.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2104
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Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematicsThis Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural <a href="http://www.rigb.org/education/masterclasses">Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses</a> have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns".http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2100
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University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchersLancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.The Collaborative Impact events aim to match industry ideas to academic research to forge partnerships that lead to novel products and services.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2087
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Statistics and OR at Lancaster maintain top 100 place in world rankings<p>Today the <a href="http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings">2014 QS World University Rankings</a> show that Lancaster's <a href="http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2014/statistics-operational-research">Statistics and Operational Research</a> continues to be regarded among the top 100 institutions in the world for the subject, a position we have held since the rankings began in 2011.</p>http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2079
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Farming pollution study offers unexpected clue to floodingWith communities still enduring the devastating effects of severe flooding across the UK, environmental scientists and statisticians at Lancaster University have published new research which suggests changes in agricultural land use management have the potential to reduce water run-off from fields.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2039
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Rural broadband, free wifi hotspots and improved road safety a step closerCollaborative research between Lancaster University and telecoms giant BT has resulted in a mathematical solution to a telecommunications problem which could lead to benefits such as improved access to rural broadband, free wi-fi hotspots and improved road safety information.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1962
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