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Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Inaugural Lectures Series

The Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences launched its Inaugural Lectures series in November 2014. The series will feature professors from across all departments, who will deliver a one hour lecture relating to their area of research and expertise. The lectures will give audiences an insight into the cutting edge research and teaching innovation taking place within the Faculty.


Each lecture will conclude with a drinks reception, providing attendees with the opportunity to discuss the topics further with colleagues and peers.


Please see below for details of all Inaugural Lectures in the Faculty

Inaugural Lectures, February 2017- April 2017
Date  & TimeSpeakerLecture TitleBooking

Thursday 2 February 2017


Professor Steven Gilmour

Better by design: statisticalplanning of experiments


Thursday 6 April 2017


Professor Samjid Mannan




Inaugural Lectures, December 2015- April 2016
Date  & TimeSpeakerLecture TitleBooking

Thursday 21 April 2016


Professor Arumugam Nallanathan

Molecular communication: from nature to practice


Wednesday 23 March 2016


Professor Tony Paxton

Pernicious effects of hydrogen in steel: in defence of nineteenth century engineering



Wednesday 9 December 2015


Professor Neil Lambert

Gauge Theories from the 11th Dimension


Inaugural Lectures, March - April 2015
Date  & TimeSpeaker Lecture Title

Wednesday 18 March 2015


Professor Carla Molteni

From green tea to snow crystals: understanding complex systems with the aid of supercomputers

Tuesday 31 March 2015



Klaus Suhling

Counting photons and glowing in the dark – advancing fluorescence microscopy for the life sciences

Wednesday 15 April 2015


Professor Derek Long Planning is Everything
Inaugural Lectures, November - December 2014
Date  & TimeSpeaker  Title

Tuesday 4 November 2014


Professor Dario Martelli

The universe as a hologram

Wednesday 5 November 2014


Professor Mark van Schilfgaarde How do we explain why materials behave as they do?

Thursday 13 November 2014


Professor Luca Viganò Is security really mortals' chiefest enemy?

Friday 14 November 2014


Professor John Ellis From little bangs to the big bang

Thursday 20 November 2014


Professor Anatoly Zayats Light reflections: the physics of stained glass

Thursday 4 December 2014


Professor Nicholas Shepherd-Barron Curves, abelian varieties and their moduli spaces
Inaugural Lectures, January - May 2014
DateSpeaker Title

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Professor Mischa Dohler

The dawn of connected machines

Thursday 23 January 2014 Professor Adrian Constantin

Particle trajectories beneath irrotational travelling water waves

Thursday 24 April 2014 Professor Maribel 


Systems specification, analysis and simulation via rewriting: from programs to biology
Wednesday 30 April 2014 Professor Zoran Cvetkovic Redundancy in signal expansions: making big data bigger and what it buys
Thursday 22 May 2014 Professor Mairi Sakellariadou Unweaving the fabric of the universe
Thursday 29 May 2014 Professor Reimer 


Random walks in complex networks
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