Guest Lectures

The regular programme activities are supplemented by lectures by Oxford faculty, research mentors, and guests of the programme. 

Recent Guest Lectures at PROMYS Europe and Oxford Masterclasses

Dr Jennifer Balakrishnan (University of Oxford) Rational points on curves 2016
Dr Ben Barber (University of Bristol) Ultrafilters: formalising "usually" 2017
Dr Thomas Bloom (University of Bristol) Arithmetic Ramsey Theory 2016
Professor Martin Bridson (University of Oxford) Symmetries, spaces and decisions 2019
Professor Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College) The p-adic numbers 2016
Professor Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research and MIT) Sphere packing 2014
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Euclidean Ramsey problems 2015
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Mathematical Magic 2016
Dr Edith Elkind (University of Oxford) The Gale-Shapley Stable
Matching Algorithm
2017
Professor Ben Green (University of Oxford) Random permutations 2015
Professor Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal & UCL) Infinitely many proofs that
there are infinitely many primes
2018
Dr Heather Harrington  (University of Oxford) Computational algebra for
studying systems in biology
2015
Dr Kevin Hughes (University of Bristol) The size of things 2016
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) The wise matchmaker 2015
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) Classification of surfaces 2015
Professor Dan Kráľ (University of Warwick) Sparsity of planar graphs 2017
Professor Alan Lauder (University of Oxford) An ugly formula 2017
Professor Jason Lotay (University of Oxford) The heat equation 2019
Dr James Maynard (University of Oxford) Patterns in the primes 2015
Dr Owen Patashnick (University of Bristol) Regulators via higher logarithms,
and why they are so flat
2017
Professor Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford) Non-repeating tiling 2014
Professor Konstanze Rietsch (King’s College London) Catalan Numbers and Quivers 2018
Dr Beth Romano (University of Cambridge) Quaternions and octonions:
an algebraic approach to symmetry
2019
Dr Claudia Scheimbauer (NTNU) Surfaces from polygons 2019
Dr Claudia Scheimbauer (University of Oxford) Not a knot 2017
Dr Anna Seigal (University of Oxford) Polynomials in data analysis 2019
Dr Simon Singh   Enigma 2017
Professor Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford) Reflection patterns in Euclidean
and non-Euclidean geometries
2017
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) Solving equations 2019, 2017
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles  (University of Oxford) Using analysis to solve equations 2018
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles  (University of Oxford) Ideal class groups of quadratic
number fields
2015
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) Elliptic Curves 2016
Dr Julia Wolf (University of Bristol) Addition, multiplication, and why
they don’t get along
2018
Professor Sarah Zerbes  (UCL) Elliptic curves and the congruent 
number problem
2016

 

 Andrew Wiles Guest Lecture 2018

Professor Sir Andrew Wiles with PROMYS Europe participants after his guest lecture 2018

 

Andrew Wiles Guest Lecture 2017

Professor Sir Andrew Wiles with PROMYS Europe participants after his guest lecture 2017

 

Andrew Granville Guest Lecture 2018

Andrew Granville with participants after his guest lecture 2018 

 

Konni Rietsch Guest Lecture 2018

Konni Rietsch talking to participants after her guest lecture entitled "Catalan Numbers and Quivers" 2018

 

Simon Singh Guest Lecture 2017

Simon Singh gives a guest lecture in 2017 on the Enigma machine

 

Simon Singh Guest Lecture 2017

Simon Singh discusses his Enigma model with participants after his guest lecture 2017

 

Ben Green talking to PROMYS Europe participants

Professor Ben Green speaking with participants after his guest lecture on random permutations

 

Minhyong Kim's guest lecture

Professor Minhyong Kim giving a PROMYS Europe Guest Lecture

 

James Maynard talking to participants

Dr James Maynard talking with students and counsellors after his guest lecture on patterns in the primes

 

Sir Roger Penrose at Oxford Masterclasses 2014

Sir Roger Penrose demonstrates Penrose tilings (photo courtesy of Wadham College)

 

Sir Roger Penrose and the Oxford Masterclasses 2014

The CMI-PROMYS Scholars and Oxford Masterclass participants talk with Sir Roger Penrose and Professor Alexander Ritter after Sir Roger’s guest lecture in 2014 (photo courtesy of Wadham College)