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LMS Prospects in Mathematics

Friday 6th-Saturday 7th September 2019

All Finalists Maths Undergraduates, who are considering applying for a Maths PhD in 2020, are invited to attend the 2019 LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting.

LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meetings are annual events for Finalist Mathematics Undergraduates and Masters Students who are considering apply for a PhD after they have completed their current studies. The meetings feature speakers from a wide range of mathematical fields across the UK who discuss their current research and what opportunities are available to prospective PhD students. LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meetings are two-day meetings which usually take place in September each year. This year the meeting is organised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University.

You can download this year's PiM 2019 Poster



50 places are available, including overnight accommodation and some funding towards travel costs.

To apply, please email Dr Nadia Mazza ( headed Prospects 2019 Application with the statement:

“I am on track academically to begin Ph.D. studies in 2020” with evidence of your predicted degree classification.

Financial Support

Thanks to support from our partners, we have funding to support the participation of 50 prospective PhD students.  If you wish to be considered for this, please see the information provided during the registration process.

For UK-based mathematicians with caring duties the LMS has a Caring Supplementary Grant scheme which allows participants to apply for help covering caring costs.


All the talks will take place in Lancaster University's Conference Centre, Lancaster House Hotel.


Friday 6th September

12:00-12:50 registration and buffet lunch

12:50-13:05 welcome and LMS presentation

13:05-13:45 Daniel Colquitt (Liverpool), Applied Mathematics

13:50-14:30 Anitha Thillaisundaram (Lincoln), Algebra

14:35-15:00 Benjamin Miller, CDT Mathematics for Real-World Systems


15:00-15:30 break with refreshments

15:30-16:10 Lynne Walling (Bristol), Number Theory

16:15-16:55 Jon Pitchford (York), Mathematical Ecology

17:00-17:15 break

17:25-17:40 Riam Kanso (UCL),

17:45-18:25 Lucy Morgan (Lancaster), Operational Research

18:25-19:00 free time (check-in, tour of campus, nap)

19:00-21:00 dinner time - food for thought and for the body


Saturday 7th September

9:00-9:40 Helen Ogden (Southampton), Statistics

9:45-10:25 Brian Tom (Cambridge), Biostatistics

10:30-10:55 Zoltan Kocsis (Manchester), Proof Theory

10:55-11:25 break with refreshments

11:25-12:05 Daniel Loghin (Birmingham), Numerical Analysis

12:10-12:50 Codina Cotar (UCL), Probability Theory

12:50-13:40 buffet lunch

13:40-14:05 Jared White (Besançon), Abstract Analysis

14:10-14:50 Louis Theran (St Andrews), Rigidity

14:55-15:35 Gesine Reinert (Oxford), Applied Probability

15:35-16:15 closing session: PhD in the UK Q&A with speakers, and local students and academics

Contact and Travel

Please contact the Departmental Resources and Projects Coordinator Stephanie Kutschmann with any non-application related questions (

The University provides information on travelling to Lancaster here

The Prospects in Mathematics meeting will be based in the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) (MAN on campus map).


We are grateful for the financial support from the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, the London Mathematical Society, STOR-i and Lancaster University.