16 January 2015; Launch of the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations, (http://www.lms.ac.uk/2015/unlocking-worlds)

The Society will be launching its programme of 150th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday 16 January at 14.00 (GMT); exactly 150 years to the day since the first meeting of the Society on 16 January 1865. The event will be live streamed and can be followed at: http://www.lms.citizenscape.net/core/portal/home

Speakers

Welcome and Introduction
Professor Terry Lyons, FRS
University of Oxford, President of the LMS

Mathematics: Unlocking Fantasy Worlds
Steve Thompson
Playwright and Screenwriter

Mathematics: Creativity, Curiosity and Discovery
Professor Nigel Hitchin, FRS
University of Oxford, Past President of the LMS

Mathematics: Smoke and Mirrors
Robert Pieké
Research Lead, Moving Picture Company

Mathematics: Unlocking Motion
Professor Andrew Blake, FRS
Head of Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Mathematics: Unlocking the World of Mobile Technology
Professor Robert Calderbank
Duke University, US

Mathematics and the Big Bang
James Reid
Head of Visual Effects, Milk Visual Effects

Mathematics: From the Worlds of 1865 to 2015 and Beyond
Professor Dame Frances Kirwan, FRS
University of Oxford, Past President of the LMS

With link presenter
Maggie Philbin
Television Presenter

The London Mathematical Society will be marking its 150th anniversary in 2015. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Society will be launching an impressive year-long programme of events aimed at celebrating the contributions of mathematics to the UK, looking back over 150 years of achievements and looking forward to exciting opportunities in mathematics for future generations.

For further details on these celebrations, please also visit http://www.lms.ac.uk/2015 for more information.