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Mathematics Department News - 2005

Link to the list of visitors. 14/10/05
The future of Mathematics at Bangor is uncertain, following the decision not to admit any students to Mathematics degrees in 2005.
The position of the university on future admissions is indicated by the following statement from the Admissions Office (dated 13 October 2005):

Mathematics courses have been suspended at UCAS for 2006 entry.
Options for developing new teaching programmes and a research capability are currently being explored - but no decisions have yet been reached.
We will try to inform interested parties of the outcome as soon as possible.

26/09/05 - 25/10/05
The department welcomes Andrew Stacey (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
for discussions with Gareth Roberts on wavelet methods for PDEs.

Project: Increasing the Supply of Mathematical Sciences Graduates,
a HEFCE-funded project directed by IMA, LMS, RSS, HoDoMS and MSOR.

Letter from Ronnie Brown to THES: Allow Beautiful Minds To Thrive

Congratulations to Ricki Walker on the award of a PhD for his thesis:
"Dynamical Analysis of Self-pulsation and Chaos in Semiconductor Laser Models"

Congratulations to all our students who are graduating on Wednesday.
Congratulations to Dawn Fisher who has been awarded a Dr John Robert Jones Open Award, 2005, by the university.
(This prize was instituted by means of bequest made to the University under the will of the late Dr John Roberts Jones of Hong Kong, and is awarded annually to a student whose academic performance is judged to have been particularly meritorious in that year. The Award confers considerable distinction on the recipient and is the University's most prestigious prize.)

We welcome Borislav Minchev who is joining us as a postdoctoral research officer to work with Gareth Wyn Roberts on a European funded project on adaptive multiscale and wavelet methods called Breaking Complexity.

23/05/05 - 07/08/05
The department welcomes back Peter Booth (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
for research discussions with Ronnie Brown and Tim Porter.

28/04/05 - 08/07/05
The department welcomes Juan Jose Rodriguez Diez (University of Burgos, Spain, Department of Civil Engineering, Computer Science Group)
for discussions with Lucy Kuncheva on classifier ensemble methods.

29/03/05 - 01/04/05 :
Islamic Art Exhibition, organised by Jan Abas at the Web3D 2005 Symposium
held at the Centre for Advanced Software Technology (CAST), Parc Menai, Bangor.

Congratulations to Lucy Kuncheva on her promotion to the grade of Reader.

15/03/05 : 7th Wrexham Science Festival

The Department wishes Jonathan Gratus well in his new research post at Lancaster University.

Congratulations to Jan Abas: last month his book and web site IslamicArt received another award, the The Mumford Books Timeless-Book Award from the antiquarian book company

The department welcomes Nelson Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
for discussions with the Pure Mathematics research group.

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