Thomas Smith, a third-year mathematics student, successfully obtained a UROS bursary to work on a summer project on branch groups with Anitha Thillaisundaram. This project involves establishing and investigating certain commutator relations for explicit branch groups.
On Wednesday the 24th of February 2021, Anitha Thillaisundaram gave an outreach talk on “Hausdorff dimension, fractals and the coastline paradox”, which included a brief mention on her research on Hausdorff dimensions in groups, to sixth form students at Lincolnshire’s Franklin College.
Congratulations to the winners of the Lincoln Mathematics Challenge 2020-21 and a big thank you to all participants! A very stiff competition made the choices difficult for the Competition Committee, and each place had to be awadred jointly to several winners. The Awards Ceremony has taken place on 13 February 2021 as an online event, which included a public lecture by Prof. Evgeny Khukhro “The role of Algebra in Mathematics“. The virtual audience gave rounds of applause to the winners, who received their certificates and virtual trophies from the Head of Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics Prof. Andrei Zvelindovsky. The ceremony and the lecture were streamed on YouTube and the recording can be watched here. Solutions of the problems can be found here. The results are:
Joint 1st prize winners:
Daoyi Chen, Beauchamp College, Oadby;
Trung Anh Nguyen, Brockenhurst College.
Joint 2nd prize winners:
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