Thanks to all who attended the conference! Hope you all have a safe trip back and you really did make it a truly enjoyable experience to organise 



Welcome to Young Researchers in Mathematics 2017 which will be hosted by the University of Kent from Tuesday 1st August to Friday 4th August 2017!


Young Researchers in Mathematics is an annual conference organised by postgraduate students in Mathematics and for postgraduate students in Mathematics.  The event consists of talks given by students and other invited speakers as well as workshops. The 2017 event is the first to be hosted by the University of Kent.


YRM2017 will be a great opportunity for postgraduate students to share their research with other students in a very encouraging and motivating environment.

This event gives the chance for participants to give a short talk about their research of 20 minutes long followed by 5 minutes of questions. The talks will fit the following areas of mathematics:

Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Category theory, Combinatorics, Computer Science, Differential Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Fractal Geometry, Functional analysis, Homological algebra, Game Theory, Group theory, Integrable systems, Logic and Set Theory, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Physics, Non commutative algebra, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Solitons, Symbolic computation, Topology, Variational methods.

There will also be plenary and keynote talks from renowned speakers in mathematics, a poster competition, a public talk, workshop and an extra talk during the conference.

The workshop and the extra talk offered are the following:

    • Introduction to Maple workshop. 52 places available. PC Room 1 in the Sibson building. By Surak Perera, Senior Application Engineer, Maplesoft. Join us for our Maple workshop at YRM2017 and learn some of the fundamental concepts of using a Maple, the essential tool for mathematics, modelling and simulation. Get a hands-on lesson on the basic steps to compose, plot and solve various types of mathematical problems. This training will also have an overview of the Maple function library for advanced features and some programming. A number of application areas such in symbolic computing, dynamical systems, partial differential equation modelling, combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, mathematical physics and more will be made available to the attendees.
    • The British Society for the History of Mathematics talk. Dr Fenny Smith will give a talk with the title ‘So where did our numbers come from anyway?’ tend to take our numbers 1-10 for granted, but have you ever wondered where they came from, and how we managed before that? Considering the years of schooling necessary for people to become proficient in them, what made us think it was worth making that expensive investment? Were we really sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for someone to invent a zero? How did we greet it when it did at last arrive? Come and consider these questions and others with Fenny Smith at Seeing numbers, from ancient times to the present 

In order to book your place on the workshop please send an email to at least one day before the workshop takes place.

It is important that you send us another email to cancel your place if you change our mind and you don’t want to attend anymore!

There will be a conference dinner on Thursday at the Canterbury Lodge. The menu and the vegan menu will be the following


Pea and potato soup (vegan)

Ham hock terrine with Lodge piccalilli

Main Course

Sweet potato, chickpea, and spinach curry (vegan)

Supreme of chicken, roast chateau potatoes, seasonal vegetables and white wine and tarragon sauce


Homemade Fruit Sorbet with Fresh Fruit Coulis and Tropical Fruit Garnish (vegan)

Vanilla crème brulée 

There will be a poster competition on Thursday afternoon. The winners will be announced on Thursday at the conference dinner and will be awarded with prizes.

The conference will finish after lunch on Friday 4th August.

Thanks to the Edinburgh Mathematical Society we have limited funds available for postgraduate students studying at Scottish Universities to travel to the YRM 2017, held at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

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