Mathematics at the University of Leicester

The London Mathematical Society has been informed that the University of Leicester is consulting over a proposal to reduce the size of its Pure Mathematics Group to be teaching only, in order to “meet the rising market demand of artificial intelligence, computational modelling, digitalisation and data science”. The Society strongly opposes this proposal and believes it to be seriously flawed for the following reasons.

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An “academic for peace”, Altina Tunel, still deprived of his passport by the Turkish State

On April 12, 2021, two years after his passport was confiscated, Tuna Altinel speaks on video from Istanbul: his message can be viewed or read.

See also the recent resolution adopted by University Lyon 1, where Altina Tunel is Professor of Mathematics, calling on President Macron to take action, so our colleague can return to us. [official version in French]

Support committee: Website / Twitter account / YouTube Channel

Academics of Peace

Communiqué de Sociétés Savantes Académiques de France

Collectif des Sociétés Savantes Académiques de France
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Communiqué de Presse du 31 octobre 2020

Les responsables de sociétés savantes signataires condamnent fermement le contenu des trois amendements 147, 150 et 234 adoptés en séance de nuit le 29 octobre au Sénat, avec le soutien du gouvernement.

Ces amendements déposés à la dernière minute modifient profondément les procédures de recrutement des enseignant.e.s-chercheurs et restreignent les libertés académiques et scientifiques.

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University Lectureships in Pure Mathematics

Two University Lectureships in Pure Mathematics have just been in advertised here in Cambridge, to be held in DPMMS.

This is a permanent post (lying somewhere between the positions “Assistant Professor” and “Associate Professor” of the US system).

For more information, click here.

The deadline to apply is the 1st of December 2017.

Note also the fixed term Herchel Smith Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics (3 years), for more information click here.


Analysis of Functions (Part II D-course)

The analysis of functions has its roots in the rigorous study of the equations of mathematical physics, and is now a key part of modern mathematics. This course builds on the Part II courses Linear Analysis and Probability & Measure, applying the theory of integration and the tools of functional analysis to explore such topics as Lebesgue and Sobolev spaces, the Fourier transform and the generalised derivative. These topics are important and interesting in themselves, but the emphasis is on their use in other areas of mathematics (for instance in the representation of functions and in partial differential equations), rather than their maximal generalisation. You can get an idea of the flavour of the course by browsing the Analysis by Lieb & Loss (Springer).

Prerequisites: A good understanding of the methods and results in the IB courses Linear Algebra, Analysis II and Metric and Topological Spaces is essential. Part II Linear Analysis and integration theory from Part II Probability and Measure are essential.

Chapter 1 (Integration of Functions) 2019

Chapter 2 (Vector spaces of Functions) 2018

Chapter 3 (Fourier decomposition of functions)

Chapter 4 (Generalised derivative of functions)

Mock exam questions 2017

Exam questions 2017

Exam questions 2018

Example sheet 1 2019

Example sheet 2 2019

Example sheet 3

Alternative set of notes by Paul Minter