2011-12: 2nd Symposium

ICMS, Edinburgh
Wednesday 15th February 2012


The second SMSTC symposium takes places at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA - view map. At the venue you need to buzz to get in. Registration takes place in the Chapterhouse, which is immediately to the right as you enter the building.



PhD students following SMSTC are welcome to register for the event. Please find the registration form through MySMSTC. The registration form will close on 12 February 2012.


Travel reimbursement

Students will need to claim back travel costs from their respective Universitites. Please speak to your supervisor if you do not know whom to contact within the department. SMSTC staff can claim travel reimbursement through ICMS. Forms are available at registration or from Helene Frossling.


Public lecture

If you wish to attend the public lecture only (i.e. not the full day) please contact Helene Frossling to be added to the list.



10.30 - 11.00

Registration and coffee in the Chapterhouse

11.00 - 11.05

Tony Carbery (University of Edinburgh)

11.05 - 11.50

Penny Davies (University of Strathclyde) and Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt University)
Writing up your research

11.50 - 12.00

Scottish Financial Risk Academy
Internships and other opportunities during your PhD

12.00 - 12.50

Knowledge Transfer Network
Internships and other opportunities during your PhD

12.50 - 14.40

Lunch and SMSTC \"repair shop\" - this is an opportunity to meet some of your “virtual” lecturers and talk to them about the course material over lunch. Food served in Chapterhouse.

14.40 - 15.15

General discussion: SMSTC so far

15.15 - 15.45

Penny Davies (University of Strathclyde)
UK mathematical societies - and why should you join them?

15.45 - 16.15

Coffee and tea in the Chapterhouse

16.15 - 17.15

PUBLIC LECTURE: Tom Leinster (University of Glasgow)
Entropy, diversity and magnitude

17.15 - 18.30

Wine reception and buffet in the Chapterhouse