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Department of Mathematical Sciences Landscape seminar

Invited speakers give an overview of a topic of general mathematical interest, aimed at staff and postgraduate students. Others are also welcome to attend.

Time and location

The Landscape seminar normally runs on Fridays from 15:15 to 16:05 in the Wolfson Lecture theatre (4W 1.7) with refreshments served afterwards.

Future speakers

3 May 2024 at 15:15 - Peter Thall

Title: Bayesian Personalized Treatment Selection for Advanced Breast Cancer

Past speakers

16 February 2024 at 15:15 - Jonathan Tawn

17 November 2023 at 15:15 - Frank Merle

3 November 2023 at 15:15 - Thomas Mountford

Title: Convergence of self-repelling random walks

12 May 2023 (Day of talks for Andreas Kyprianou)

17 February 2023 at 15:15 - Peter Mörters, University of Köln

(invited by the Probability group)

Title: Tangent graphs

11 November 2022 at 15:15 - Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick

(invited by the Algebra, Geometry, and Number theory group) Title: Tropical Geometry

7 October 2022 at 15:15 - Jose Carillo, University of Oxford

(invited by the Analysis group)
Title: Aggregation-Diffusion and Kinetic PDEs for collective behaviour: applications in the sciences

29 April 2022 at 15:15 - Des Higham, University of Edinburgh

(invited by the Numerical Analysis group)
Title: Should We Be Perturbed About Deep Learning?

11 February 2022 at 15:15 - Uzy Smilansky, Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Can one hear a real symmetric matrix?

15 October 2021 at 15:15

The aim of this Landscape Seminar is to present some of the impact that research in our Department has generated over the last years. To this end, we will have three internal speakers, all of whom will present their Impact Case Study which were part of the Department’s 2021 REF submission:

11 October 2019 at 12:15 - Martin Gander, University of Geneva

(invited by the Numerical Analysis group)
Title: Seven things I would have liked to know when starting to work on Domain Decomposition

13 December 2019 at 15:15 - Stijn Vansteelandt, Ghent University

(invited by the Statistics group)
Title: Causal machine learning: challenges, solutions and improvements

7 February 2020 - Joachim Krug, University of Cologne

(invited by the Probability group)
Title: The paths not taken: Evolutionary accessibility in random fitness landscapes

6 March 2020 - Ruth Baker, University of Oxford

(invited by the Centre for Mathematical Biology) Title: Inference and identifiability for models in mathematical biology

Go to the old website of the Landscape seminar to see the list of past speakers.


The Landscape seminar is coordinated by Cécile Mailler ( and Euan Spence (

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