LMS Prospects in Mathematics

A Symposium for Potential Research Students in Mathematics

Are you considering applying for Ph.D. study in Mathematics for entry in 2014?
If yes, this meeting is for you!

To be held on 18–20 December 2013 at the
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Post: talks and photos from the meeting can be found HERE.

About the meeting

The meeting is aimed at final year undergraduate (and MSc) students across the UK considering applying for Ph.D. study in Mathematics for entry in 2014. The aim of the conference is to introduce some of the many and varied opportunities for research in mathematics that exist at universities in the UK. Speakers will share their passion about mathematical research by describing the type of questions they are working on, and will discuss where their research topic is being actively studied in the UK. Moreover, information about funding opportunities (including the Doctoral Training Centres in Mathematical Sciences) will be available.

The event will be held in Durham during 18–20 December 2013 and is sponsored by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and Durham University.

Programme outline:

There will be various breaks providing plenty of opportunity to interact informally with the speakers.

Provisional programme

List of speakers

A poster advertising the event is available here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the organizers via email.

Location and practical information: see here

How to participate

Funding is available to provide accommodation for around 50 participants and to help cover their cost of travelling to Durham. All applications received by 15 November 2013 will be considered.

Organization and support

The event is supported and sponsored by The London Mathematical Society, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the Faculty of Science.

The Prospects in Mathematics Steering Committee is Michael Farber (Warwick), Iain Gordon (Edinburgh), Nicholas J. Higham (Manchester), Jens Marklof (Bristol), John Parker (Durham), Norbert Peyerimhoff (Durham), Jared Tanner (Edinburgh) and Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol).

The local organizers of the meeting are Andrew Lobb, Norbert Peyerimhoff, Andrew Wade, and Djoko Wirosoetisno.


The first "Prospects in Mathematics" conference was held in Durham in December 2005, as a "symposium for potential research students in pure mathematics". The event was successfully held in Durham again in 2006 and 2009, before moving to a series of different host institutions in 2010, 2011, and 2012, under the sponsorship of the London Mathematical Society.

Collingwood College, which is providing accommodation for the meeting, is named in honour of Durham mathematician Sir Edward Collingwood, FRS.

Page last modified: August 22, 2013.