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Early Career Mathematicians' Spring Conference 2014

Date: Saturday 22 March 2014
Location: University of Leeds

The IMA Early Career Mathematicians' 2014 Spring Conference will take place on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the University of Leeds.  The popular event is open to mathematics undergraduate and postgraduate students, mathematicians working in academia and industry, and really anybody at all who has an interest in maths!  A mixture of engaging activities and presentations, these conferences provide the perfect opportunity to meet mathematicians from around the country with a variety of interests and backgrounds, and to discover what potential careers paths are open to mathematicians. In the afternoon, we will use an unconference method to put control of the programme in the hands of the participants. The early-career mathematicians conference always attracts interesting people and this is your chance to find the people you want to hear from and discuss things with and the topics you want to focus on.

Jacqueline Bishop MIMA - ECM Conference Leader

Conference Fees

IMA Student:  £15
IMA e-Student:  £20
Non-IMA Student:  £25
IMA Member:  £25
Non-IMA Member:  £45

To register for the conference, please download, complete and return the Application Form to the IMA Conferences Department via the contact details below.


10:00 – 10:25      Registration
10:25 – 10:30      Welcome
10:30 – 11:00      David Worsley (Network Rail and Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Railway Research, Newcastle University) - Mathematics in the Rail Industry
11:00 – 11:30      Pino Caballero-Gil (Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of the Laguna, Tenerife) - The Maths Behind Secrets
11:30 – 11:50      Break
11:50 – 12:20      Jacek Wychowaniec (University of Manchester) – From nerve repair to pattern formation - a guide through endless possibilities
12:20 – 12:50      Peter Laflin (General Manager: Insight & Innovation, Bloom Agency) - How graph theory is changing marketing one edge at a time
12:50 – 13:30      Lunch
13:30 – 15:30      Unconference
We will use a method to put control of the programme in the hands of the participants
15:30 – 15:50      Break
15:50 – 16:20      Erica Tyson (IMA) – University Liaison Officer
16:20 – 16:30      ECM Update and close.


Further information

As you will note, fees are reduced for IMA members and IMA students, not only for this conference, but for all IMA conferences. For further information on joining the IMA, including “IMA Student” grade, please visit:

And for further information to students, including the “IMA e-Student” grade:

If you have any queries regarding the conference please contact the Conferences Department:
E-mail:, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354111
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson St., Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England SS1 1EF.