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Research Centre Opened by One of Britain’s Most Eminent Mathematicians
Published: 13th February 2018, 10:12am
The Charlotte Scott Research Centre for Algebra A new research centre named in honour of a pioneer of mathematical education for women has been officially opened by one of the most senior mathematicians in Britain.

The Charlotte Scott Algebra Centre, located in the Sir Isaac Newton building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus was formally declared open by Professor Caroline Series FRS, a celebrated mathematician known for her work into geometry, and current president of the London Mathematics Society.

Professor Series is one of only three female presidents in the history of the London Mathematics Society (LMS), which is the UK’s major learned society for mathematics. The Society’s activities include publishing journals and books, providing research grants and organising scientific meetings and lectures. Her work has won her international recognition, and in 2016 she was named a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the highest academic honours in the UK.

The algebra centre is named after Lincoln’s own Charlotte Scott, one of the most influential mathematicians of her time and a figure who paved the way for women to pursue the same educational opportunities as their male counterparts.

Offering a unique learning hub, the centre will be led by one of world’s-leading algebraists, Professor Evgeny Khukhro. It will examine algebraic theory and contribute to our growing understanding in that mathematical field.

Professor Andrew Hunter, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln said: “We are thrilled to welcome Professor Caroline Series to the University to officially open this exciting new research centre.

“Named in honour of perhaps one of the most significant female mathematicians in history and a prominent figure in Lincoln’s history, the centre will offer specialised research opportunities which we hope will inspire the next generation of mathematical scholars.”

Following the opening, Professor Series delivered the University’s annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics, which offered a fascinating insight into her book Indra’s Pearls: A Mathematical Adventure.

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