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
Dr Ben Barber (University of Bristol) Ultrafilters: formalising "usually"
Dr Thomas Bloom (University of Bristol) Arithmetic Ramsey Theory
Professor Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College) The p-adic numbers
Professor Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research and MIT) Sphere packing
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Euclidean Ramsey problems
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Mathematical Magic
Dr Edith Elkind (University of Oxford) The Gale-Shapley Stable
Matching Algorithm
Professor Ben Green (University of Oxford) Random permutations
Professor Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal & UCL) Infinitely many proofs that
there are infinitely many primes
Dr Heather Harrington  (University of Oxford) Computational algebra for
studying systems in biology
Dr Kevin Hughes (University of Bristol) The size of things
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) The wise matchmaker
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) Classification of surfaces
Professor Dan Kráľ (University of Warwick) Sparsity of planar graphs
Professor Alan Lauder (University of Oxford) An ugly formula
Dr James Maynard (University of Oxford) Patterns in the primes
Dr Owen Patashnick (University of Bristol)

Regulators via higher logarithms,
and why they are so flat

Professor Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford) Non-repeating tiling
Professor Konstanze Rietsch (King’s College London) Catalan Numbers and Quivers
Dr Claudia Scheimbauer (University of Oxford) Not a knot
Dr Simon Singh   Enigma
Professor Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford) Reflection patterns in Euclidean
and non-Euclidean geometries
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) Solving equations
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles  (University of Oxford) Ideal class groups of quadratic
number fields
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) Elliptic Curves
Dr Julia Wolf (University of Bristol) Addition, multiplication, and why
they don’t get along
Professor Sarah Zerbes  (UCL) Elliptic curves and the congruent 
number problem
Professor Günter M. Ziegler (Freie Universität of Berlin) Cannons at Sparrows

 

 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)