The Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2011

Being one of the organisers, I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to advertise our student chapter conference here as well. If you’re interested in applied mathematics, do come!

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Oxford University SIAM Student Conference (, which will take place on Wednesday 9th February 2011 at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The day consists of two plenary sessions, student talks and poster presentations. Our external plenary speaker is Alan Champneys, Professor of Applied Non-linear Mathematics at Bristol University, and our internal plenary speaker is Alain Goriely, Professor of Mathematical Modelling. Students working in applied mathematics all over the UK are strongly encouraged to attend, and limited TRAVEL GRANTS are available on request. The day will culminate with a conference dinner at St. Anne’s College. We are limited to 50 places for the dinner so it will be first-come first-served. Last year’s event was very successful and this year’s looks set to be even better.

The aim of the conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers and faculty from a wide range of disciplines, sharing a common interest in Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This provides a great opportunity for young researchers to gain experience in presenting their work, and also gives students an idea of the kind of research that is currently being undertaken in the field of applied mathematics. What’s more, the conference brings together mathematicians from all stages of their careers, from all branches of applied mathematics, and from across the country. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with one another, share their research/study interests, and make useful contacts both in the academic community and in industry.

To sign-up for the conference, please register at
Conference registration, including lunch and coffee, is completely FREE.

Please indicate on the form if you are interested in giving a talk or a poster: students, and in particular undergraduates, are strongly encouraged to consider presenting their work. Talks will be 20 minutes long, plus 5 minutes for questions, and should require no specific technical knowledge. The level of the talks should be aimed at all those with a general applied mathematics background, so that a 3rd year undergraduate might follow the subject matter. Those wishing to give a talk or present a poster should submit a title and short abstract. CASH PRIZES will be awarded for the best student talk and poster.

The deadline for registering to talk or to present a poster is the 26th January. This is also the deadline to sign up and pay for the conference dinner. Registrations for attending the conference will still be accepted until the 4th February.

We hope to see lots of you there!

Best wishes,

The Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Committee

Update (2011-01-25): The conference poster can be found here: