Swansea University, 12–23 July 2021

Bay Campus

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About the school

As part of its role in sustaining the mathematical community, the London Mathematical Society has introduced Undergraduate Summer Schools. The aim is to introduce to modern mathematics the best UK Maths undergraduates, who are about to enter their final year of study, and to make them think seriously about an academic career at that stage.

The 2021 Summer School will be held between 12 and 23 July 2021 and organised by the Department of Mathematics of Swansea University. It will run online.

The school will have 6 mini-courses (4 lectures/example classes and one Q&A session per course) and about 10 colloquium talks (one hour each). The mini-courses and colloquia will cover various fields of mathematics, including Algebra, Analysis, Biomathematics, Geometry, Probability and Statistics. There will be no assessment of students.

School programme

The School Programme and Schedule in one file

Mini-course lecturers

Ivan Cheltsov (Edinburgh) Geometry of nets of conics Abstract
Tobias Kuna (Reading)  Can one see the forest without losing sight of the trees? Abstract
Carlo Marinelli (UCL)  Analytic inequalities Abstract
Sophie Morier-Genoud (Paris 6) Arithmetic and combinatorics of Conway-Coxeter frieze patterns Abstract
Enrico Scalas (Sussex)  Monte Carlo simulations of anomalous random walks  Abstract
Sarah Whitehouse (Sheffield)  Combinatorics of Young tableaux and symmetric groups Abstract


Colloquium speakers include

Christina Cobbold (Glasgow)   Mathematical modelling tools for vector borne diseases Abstract
Anna Felikson (Durham)  Quiver mutations and triangulated surfaces Abstract
Michael Grinfeld (Strathclyde)  Coagulation-fragmentation modelling Abstract
Ian Leary (Southampton)   Countability, groups, subgroups and finiteness properties  Abstract
Felipe Rincon (QMUL)   A glimpse of tropical geometry  Abstract
Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)   Asymptotic behaviour of gradient flows Abstract
Caroline Series (Warwick)   Markov numbers and the free group on two generators  Abstract
Arkadiusz Wiśniowski (Manchester) 

Measuring migration by using traditional and new forms of data



How to participate

Participants will be students on mathematics programmes who are entering their final year of study in autumn 2021. Each mathematics department in the UK can nominate up to 5 students to participate in this event. The final selection of participants will be made by the Local Organising Committee on the recommendation of the Head of Department and/or LMS representative. Each participant will receive a certificate of a participant of the LMS Undergraduate Summer School. 

If you would like to participate, please discuss this with your Head of Department, and then complete the nomination form and return it, together with a copy of your academic transcript to date, to your Head of Department or LMS Representative who will forward nominations to the LMS.

Nominations should be received by 26 March 2021.


Practical information

The 2021 LMS Summer School will be held between 12 and 23 July 2021 and organised by the Department of Mathematics of Swansea University Bay Campus. It will run online. 

About the organisers

In Autumn 2018, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science moved into a modern purposely built facility, the Computational Foundry, on the recently opened Swansea University Bay Campus. The Computational Foundry is a £32.5 million world-class facility and a beacon for research collaborations. Its aim is to drive research into computational and mathematical sciences.

The Computational Foundry has two lecture theatres, a large seminar room and a large reading room. There are several networking spaces, where participants of the School will be able to have research discussions or just relax on comfortable chairs or sofas.

The Bay Campus has direct access to a sandy beach. The campus is compact and has a full range of facilities: student accommodation, a library, several catering outlets, a mini-supermarket, sport pitches, a bank. The campus is located less than 4 miles from Swansea city centre and there are frequent buses connecting the campus with the city centre.


Here the Summer School photos will be posted.


For any enquiries, please, contact the Local Organising Committee