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Distinguished Speaker Series: Computer Guided Mathematics Symposium

Distinguished Speaker Series: Computer Guided Mathematics Symposium

18 October 2022
  • Quantitative Research

As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, we are excited to announce the line-up for the first G-Research Computer Guided Mathematics Symposium. Taking place on the 22nd November 2022, Sir Timothy Gowers FRS, Alex Davies, and Kevin Buzzard will all be speaking, before a panel Q&A discussion.

Hosted at Illuminate at the Science Museum, the event gives you the opportunity to hear from Mathematics and Machine Learning heavyweights over the course of an afternoon, with a drinks and canapé reception to follow.

Register your interest to attend now

G-Research will cover reasonable travel expenses within the UK for current students.

This is an in-person only event and tickets are complimentary. We expect a very high number of registrations but regrettably may not be able to accommodate everyone. Please be sure to apply early.

Our speaker line-up

G-Research Distinguished Speaker Series Symposium speaker line up, featuring Sir Timothy Gowers, Alex Davies and Kevin Buzzard

Sir Timothy Gowers FRS

Sir Timothy Gowers is Professeur titulaire of the Combinatorics chair at the Collège de France, director of research at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Sir Timothy is a mathematician whose application of analytic and combinatorial methods to the study of whole numbers has yielded several important discoveries in the field. He has also made valuable contributions to combinatorics and functional analysis by finding new connections between these two areas of mathematics.

Awarded the Fields Medal at the age of 34, Sir Timothy received his knighthood in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2013, he was one of 17 international scholars and thinkers given an honorary degree to commemorate the University of St Andrews’ 600th anniversary.

Alex Davies

Alex is a machine learning researcher at DeepMind, leading efforts to understand how machine learning can be used to solve fundamental problems in mathematics.

The group’s first work was published in Nature, detailing how machine learning was used to assist top mathematicians in discovering exciting new structure in topology and representation theory.

He completed his PhD in machine learning at Trinity College, Cambridge in 2014 under Zoubin Ghahramani, which was awarded the outstanding thesis prize by G-Research.

Kevin Buzzard

Kevin Buzzard is a British mathematician and currently a professor of pure mathematics at Imperial College London. His expertise lies in algebraic number theory and the Langlands Program. More recently, Kevin has started to work in the area of formal proof verification.

He has won the London Mathematical Society’s Whitehead Prize and Senior Berwick Prize, and he was a plenary speaker at the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians.

Kevin believes that computers have the potential to start helping mathematicians to prove theorems and has spent the last few years trying to teach both undergraduates and researchers how to use computer proof assistants.

Event details

When: Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Time: 16:00 – 21:00 (doors open at 15:30)

Where: Illuminate at the Science Museum (Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD)

G-Research will cover reasonable travel expenses within the UK for current students.

Register your interest to attend now

Watch an interview with one of our previous speakers, Professor Sir Martin Hairer:

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