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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. 1600 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 currently hybrid in-person/videoconference events. Contact Carrie to get attendance/access details.

- Thursday 26th September, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "A construction for regular-graph designs"
- Thursday 3rd October, Tony Forbes (LSBU), tba
- Wednesday 9th October, outing to BSHM-Gresham College Lecture: Rob Eastaway, "Much Ado About Numbers: Shakespeare’s Mathematical Life and Times"; at 6pm, register via weblink.
- Thursday 17th October, Piers Myers (LSBU), "Understanding standing"
- Thursday 24th October, Robin Whitty, "Triangles in polygons"
- Thursday 31st October, tba
- Thursday 7th November, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Elections and impossibility theorems"
- Friday 22nd November, outing to LMS Annual General Meeting and Naylor Lecture

- Thursday 12th September, Mohamed Mehbali (LSBU), "About the distribution of the prime numbers"
- Thursday 29th August, Piers Myers (LSBU), "Dissecting Polygons"
- Friday 23rd August, Robin Whitty, "Who invented the Shoelace formula?" (slides + we watched this Mathologer video)
- Friday 16th August, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Some results in Combinatorial Geometry"
- Thursday 8th August, Tony Forbes (LSBU), A second proof of the Friendship theorem
- Thursday 1st August, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "The friendship theorem, Part 3"
- Thursday 18th July, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "The friendship theorem, Part 2"
- Thursday 11th July, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "The friendship theorem" (based on this paper of Judith Q. Longyear and T.D. Parsons)
- Friday 5th July, outing to Royal Society for The Atomic Human - understanding ourselves in the age of AI and Summer Science Exhibition 2024
- Friday 28th June, LMS General Meeting and Celebration of Kelvin's 200th Anniversary
- Thursday 27th June, Robin Whitty, "A matrix of triangle areas, Part 2" (slides)
- Thursday 20th June, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "A different type of graph design, continued"
- Thursday 6th June, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "A different type of graph design"
- Thursday 30th May, Jon Selig (LSBU), "How far is the Horizon?"
- Wednesday 22nd May, outing to LMS-Gresham lecture "Logarithms: Mobile Phones, Modelling & Statistics?" by Oliver Johnson
- Thursday 16th May, outing to Book Launch: "Everything Is Predictable: How Bayes' Remarkable Theorem Explains the World", City University
- Thursday 9th May, Robin Whitty, "A matrix of triangle areas" (slides)
- Friday 26th April, outing to LMS Spitalfields History of Mathematics Meeting & Hirst Lecture 2024, De Morgan House, London
- Thursday 18th April, outing to IMA-LMS David Crighton Award Lecture and Medal Presentation 2024, Alison Etheridge, "Modelling Genes"
- Friday 12th April, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Convex Polygons in the plane (by Erdos and Szekeres)" (slides)
- Thursday 21st March, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "How many acute angled triangles are in a collection of points?"
- Thursday 14th March, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Construction of regular graphs, Part 3"
- Thursday 7th March, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Construction of regular graphs, Part 2"
- Thursday 29th February, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Construction of regular graphs"
- Thursday 15th February, Piers Myers (LSBU), "Applied mathematics in practice" (Jon Selig has provided an example from xkcd!)
- Monday 12th February, outing to the Inaugural Simon Norton Lecture
- Thursday 8th February, Jon Selig (LSBU), "The Wallace–Simson Theorem" (which inspired Tony Forbes to prepare a contribution, and a problem, for M500)
- Thursday 1st February, Nigel Heys, "On the mathematics of flat origamis", following a paper of Thomas Hull (the last journal article listed here)
- Friday 26th January, puzzle session. Contributions from Piers Myers (Lindy effect), Tony Forbes (regular graphs, see M500, Issue 316, p. 19), Robin Whitty (semi-regular tilings), Graham Lovegrove (Erdős–Gyárfás conjecture), Jon Selig (Wallace–Simson theorem)
- Thursday 18th, Graham Lovegrove (Open), on a problem from Peter Cameron's blog (17/6/2022, solved 22/8/2022)
- Monday 15th January, 2024, LMS/BCS-FACS Seminar 2024, Lawrence C. Paulson (University of Cambridge) "Formalising 21st-Century Mathematics"
- Friday 12th January, 2024, Robin Whitty, "Vulgariser les maths ? Quelle idée !"
- Thursday 4th January 2024, Carrie Rutherford and Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Design spectra for 6-regular graphs on 12 vertices. Part 2 (article preprint)
- Friday 22nd December, Robin Whitty, "How convex is this polygon? Part 2" AND Carrie Rutherford and Tony Forbes (LSBU), "Design spectra for 6-regular graphs on 12 vertices. Part 1"
- Friday 15th December, Robin Whitty, "How convex is this polygon?" (slides)
- Thursday 7th December, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "The Tutte polynomial and Whitney’s rank generating function"
- Thursday 30th November, Graham Lovegrove (Open) and Tony Forbes (LSBU) "Bricks" (slides by GL, article by ADF)
- Friday 17th November, outing to LMS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address
- Thursday 9th November, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "The Tutte and chromatic polynomials" (slides)
- Thursday 2nd November, Carrie Rutherford (LSBU), "Coprime polynomials" (partly based on this theorem of the day)
- Wednesday 18th October, Gresham College lectures: "Astronomy and the Forging of Mathematical Communities"
- Thursday 12th October, Tony Forbes (LSBU), "12 vertex, 6-regular graphs"
- Thursday 5th October, Graham Lovegrove (Open), "Problem 29 from the ex-Cameron set" (cameroncounts.github.io/web/QM/oldprob.html#H29, slides)

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