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The Maths Study Group is an initiative of the former department of Maths, Stats and Foundation Studies, aimed at providing a forum for mathematically-minded people, within the Faculty and elsewhere, to meet and share ideas.

Each week somebody gives an expository talk with the aim of increasing everybody's mathematical general knowledge.

Talks currently take place at approx. 1630 and are preceded by tea. Location details are emailed nearer the time: let Carrie Rutherford know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

MSG meetings are taking place by videoconference until further notice. Contact Carrie to get access details.

- Thursday 24th June, LMS Popular Lectures, on Zoom from 1800
- Thursday 1st July, Twofold Binary Ambimodality
- Thursday 8th July, Triply-Bonded Anabelians
- Thursday 15th July, Thomas Bradwardine, Acceleration
- Thursday 22nd July, Threshold Binomial Asymmetry
- Thursday 29th July, Tycho Brahe's Astrolabe
- Thursday 4th August, True Biquadratic Amplification

- Friday 11th June, Robin Whitty, "Threading Beads: Addendum"
- Thursday 3rd June, Tony Forbes, Ovals
- Thursday 27th May, Nigel Heys, "Dating archeological finds" (based on this and this)
- Thursday 20th May, Graham Lovegrove (Open), “Hamiltonian cycles: Ore’s theorem and Kelly’s conjecture”
- Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, LSE/QMUL Colloquia in Combinatorics
- Thursday 6th May, Robin Whitty, "The polygonal number theorem" (slides 550KB pdf)
- Monday 26th April, Jon Selig, "The Petersen–Morley Theorem" (accompanying materials)
- Thursday 22nd April, Tony Forbes, "Pentagonal geometries"
- Tuesday 13th April, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Asymptotic packings via a branching process" (based on this paper by Joel Spencer, 120KB pdf)
- Tuesday 6th April, Nigel Heys, The Radon transform (based on a presentation by Swanhild Bernstein, 3.7MB pdf download)
- Thursday 1st April, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Tomfoolery on the Bells App"
- Friday 26th March, Tony Forbes, "Projective planes"
- Thursday 18th March, Robin Whitty, "Trapezoidal bisection approached"
- Thursday 11th March, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Martingales"
- Thursday 4th March, Nigel Heys, "Principal component analysis" (based on lecture notes by Jonathan Gillard, no. 10 on the list of references here)
- Thursday 25th February, Tony Forbes, "Projective planes"
- Thursday 18th February, Robin Whitty, "Ces matheux grecs, comment n'ont-ils pas vu ça ?"
- Thursday 11th February, Tony Forbes, "The combinatorial proof of the Friendship Theorem"
- Thursday 4th February, Tony Forbes, "Projective planes of order 9"
- Thursday 28th January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU) , "Short rainbow cycles in graphs and matroids - the finale"
- Thursday 21st January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Short rainbow cycles in graphs and matroids" Part II, see this survey paper
- Thursday 14th January, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Short rainbow cycles in graphs and matroids", based on this Matroid Union blog entry
- Thursday 7th January 2021, Graham Lovegrove (Open), The Heilbronn triangle problem
- Tuesday 5th January 2021, Professor Sarah Hart (Gresham/Birkbeck), The Mathematics of Bell Ringing
- Tuesday 29th December, Bell ringing session, led by Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), using the ringingroom application
- Tuesday 22nd December, Tony Forbes, "Pentagonal geometries"
- Wednesday 16th December, Robin Whitty, "Triangle bisection algorithms", described here
- Thursday 10th December, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "The mathematics of Bellringing and some Algorithms" (with recourse to www.RingingRoom.com)
- Thursday 3rd November, Tony Forbes, "Pentagonal geometries"
- Thursday 26th November, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "The Cauchy–Davenport Theorem"
- Thursday 19th November, Robin Whitty, "Kurt Gödel : les théorèmes qui ont brisé les maths"
- Friday 13th November, Nigel Heys, "Lagrange points"
- Thursday 5th November, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Sumsets"
- Thursday 29th October, Tony Forbes, "Small graphs with girth 5" (some notes)
- Thursday 22nd October, Robin Whitty, "The Intermediate Value Theorem"
- Friday 16th October, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Matroids"
- Thursday 8th October, Tony Forbes, "Small regular graphs of girth five"
- Thursday 1st October, Robin Whitty, "Triangle bisection by area"

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