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IMA Presidential Address 2017: Cultural challenges facing the Mathematical Sciences

Feb 09, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

IMA Presidential Address
The Scottish Branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications is pleased to present the IMA Presidential Address at 6pm on Thursday 9th February with tea and coffee available from 5:30pm.

IMA President, Professor Chris Linton will be our guest speaker:
Cultural challenges facing the Mathematical Sciences
The mathematical sciences ecosystem is a land full of excitement and opportunity. But there is a danger that much of this will be missed if we cling to 20th century priorities and value judgements. As the environment around us evolves, so must we. In this talk I will describe some of those areas where I believe change is most needed and what the consequent benefits might be.

IMA President
Professor Chris Linton FIMA

‌Professor Linton is the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Bristol in 1988‌, he moved to Loughborough in 1993 and prior to becoming Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor he served for six years as Head of the School of Mathematics and was Dean of the Faculty of Science. Professor Linton's research focuses on mathematical techniques associated with wave diffraction theory.

IMA Scotland Branch
This address is coordinated by the Scottish Branch of the IMA. For additional information, please contact the event team by email: ima.scotland1@gmail.com

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Thursday 9th February, 5.30pm - 7pm

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.   Details of the venue can be found on this website.

Tea and coffee will be served from 5.30pm and the Presidential Address will be delivered at 6pm.

If you would like to attend please complete the REGISTRATION FORM. 

Branch talks are open and free of charge to all who are interested. Non-IMA members are welcome.