On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October, Lancaster Library became a Fun Palace - a "university of the streets" - and we were there.
New member of the Statistics section Professor David Leslie has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award of £40,000 to investigate statistical learning techniques for optimising the selection of multiple adverts to display on a web page.
Ranked 8th in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015, and with 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014, our innovative and friendly department continues to build on its well-deserved reputation for top-quality teaching and world-class research.
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a grant of £85,000 to Dr Alexander Belton of the department's Analysis and Probability research group, to fund a two-year project entitled Quantum random walks and quasi-free quantum stochastic calculus.
Dr Jan Grabowski of the Algebra and Geometry research group has been awarded a grant of £98,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The 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.
A Geometric Rigidity One Day Workshop was organised by Dr Derek Kitson with support from the EPSRC project "Crystal frameworks, operator theory and combinatorics".
Domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team loses.
Congratulations to Dr Alex Belton, Dr Nadia Mazza and Dr Chris Sherlock on their promotions to Senior Lecturerships.
Foetuses are more likely to show left-handed movements in the womb when their mothers are stressed, according to new research.