IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn Conference 2017



James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh

Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, UK

Saturday October 21, 2017 Saturday October 21, 2017 Europe/London IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn Conference 2017 James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of EdinburghPeter Guthrie Tait RoadEdinburghEH9 3FDUK Do you want to get more involved with the IMA? Are you keen to rub shoulders with your mathematical peers? […] Event Link:

IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn Conference 2017

Do you want to get more involved with the IMA? Are you keen to rub shoulders with your mathematical peers? Then come along to the Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn conference on Saturday 21 October 2017 at the University of Edinburgh. The conference will interest mathematicians early in their career, be it in academia or industry, as well students of mathematics and statistics, and those with an interest in the subject. There will be plenty of time to network; allowing you the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and find out more about the wide range of careers that are available.


10:00-10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30-10:40 Welcome
10:40-11:10 An introduction to sports modelling
Rob Mastrodomenico (Global Sports Statistics)
11:10-11:40 400 years of educational technology
Chris Sangwin (University of Edinburgh)
11:40-12:00 Break
12:00-12:30 Mathematics in the aerospace industry, and other less interesting applications
Nicholas Brusby (Rolls Royce Plc)
12:30-12:50 Introduction to the IMA
Dagmar Waller (IMA)
12:50-13:30 Lunch


13:30-14:00 Writing a winning CV
Matt Vickers
Hints and tips for surviving a PhD
Lindsey Corson
Becoming Chartered – is it worth the effort?
Dagmar Waller
14:00-14:30 Covering letters – why they matter and how to write one
Matt Vickers
Teaching mathematics 11-18 and encouraging children to take A level maths
Chris Baker
A crash course in maths outreach
Ben Goddard
14:30-15:00 Preparing for interviews
Matt Vickers
Employability, Goals, Me
Priya Patel
Career pathway of a youngish statistician
Rob Mastrodomenico
15:00-15:20 Break
15:20-15:50 Exploring Steiner Chains with Möbius Transformations
Kristian Kiradjiev (University of Oxford, Catherine Richards Prize Winner)
15:50-16:00 Summary and Close
16:00-17:00 Networking and Drinks Reception


Conference Fees

Non IMA Member £45
IMA Member £25
Non IMA Student £25
IMA eStudent £20
IMA Student £15

Registration is open via PLEASE NOTE if you are experiencing issues with our online booking system, please email us at and we will arrange your registration.
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Further Information

As you will note, fees are reduced for IMA members and IMA students, not only for this conference, but for all IMA conferences. For further information on joining the IMA, including “IMA Student” grade, please visit:

And for further information to students, including the “IMA eStudent” grade:

For further information or to register your interest in this conference, please contact the IMA Conferences Department, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.

The ECM Branch

The Early Career Mathematicians’ (ECM) Branch is designed for those with a maths degree who are within the first 15 years of graduating, or, those without a degree who are within the first 15 years of membership. The ECM group has been set up to engage and empower ECM, and students of mathematics at university, to provide them with support and an opportunity to network.
The ECM Branch holds conferences twice a year which provide an opportunity for mathematicians across industry, academia and university to meet. It offers a range of mathematical presentations and activities for attendees to participate in.

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