In the last post we talked about how we normally engage with Maths in terms of media portrayal and social media interaction. But if we look at the research going on right here at the University, we can see the impression a great passion for Maths can leave.
Dr Sibylle Schroll (one of the many great Tutors in the Maths department) has recently been awarded a research grant to investigate representation theory and it’s links to surface geometry. Even though it might not be Oscar worthy material, the significance of gaining a grant of this nature and the scope of where this study might lead just shows how highly regarded the staff are at Leicester.
But more generally, grants and bursaries like this are so important in helping anyone who has enthusiasm and ambition for a subject, not just Maths, to be able to pursue this kind of work.
Also making headlines in the Maths world recently has been the collaboration between the Maths department here at Leicester and the department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Their exploration into the connection between mortality and trauma cases has been widely commended and only further higlights the extent of Mathematical knowledge and discovery that are available for advanced research.
So if anyone reading this is even remotely considering studying Maths at University, it shouldn’t make you think that the only way to pursue a passion is just found on TV or on the internet, it should inspire you to make it a reality.