University of Nottingham’s SIAM & IMA Student Chapter

About Us

This is the official website for the University of Nottingham SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) Student Chapter.

Our mission is to promote research in applied maths and encourage communication and collaboration between mathematics, science, engineering and industry.


This is the current 2022 committee. You can find a list of previous committee members here.


Oliver Cattell


Oliver is a first year PhD student in applied mathematics. His research focuses on mathematical neuroscience with a particular focus on applications to Epilepsy.

Alice Thompson


Alice is a first year PhD student in Epidemic Modelling, focusing on infectious disease outbreaks in hospitals. Her research involves the use of Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods.

Robert Allen


Robert is a first year PhD student in Applied Mathematics. His research is focussing on Phase-Amplitude reductions of coupled oscillator networks used for modelling neurons in neuroscience.

Niamh Martin


Niamh is a first year PhD student in probability. Her research focuses on temporal effects in epidemic modelling.

Sonia Dari

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Sonia is a first year PhD student in applied mathematics. Her research focuses on mathematically modelling wound healing using partial differential equations.

Liam Critcher

Committee Member

Liam is a first year PhD student working in applied probability. His research focuses on structured population epidemic models and herd immunity.

Tom Laird

Committee Member

Tom is a third year PhD student in Mathematical Physics. His research focuses on the relation between quantum mechanics and gravity.

Matteo Icardi

Faculty Advisor

Matteo is the committee's faculty advisor and an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Nottingham.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time

Past Events

Movie Night – Interstellar

On behalf of the UoN SIAM & IMA student chapter, I would like to let you know that we will be hosting a movie night! The movie that will be shown will be Interstellar. The film will be shown in Monica Partridge A03 on Wednesday 1st July at 5:00pm. There will be drinks and snacks provided! Please see…

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Towards a media ecology view of mathematical history

We're delighted to be hosting Peter Ashwin for a talk via Microsoft Teams Abstract The development of mathematical concepts, theories and applications has been enabled by the emergence of new technologies of thought and communication (media, understood in the widest sense possible) that have given new approaches to mathematical questions. These new approaches compete with…

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Maths A17,

Movie Night – Hidden Figures

On behalf of the UoN SIAM & IMA student chapter, I would like to let you know that we will be hosting a movie night! The movie that will be shown will be Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and others... ""Hidden Figures" is the incredible untold story of Katherine G.…

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From growing neurons and sunflowers to liquid crystal elastomers and elephant trunks: the fascinating dynamics of active filaments

We're delighted to be hosting Alain Goriely for a talk via Teams. Abstract: The natural and artificial world around us is full of active filamentary structures that respond to external stimuli and modify their internal structures through growth or remodeling to achieve specific functions. For instance, to survive and to thrive, plants rely on their ability…

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via Microsoft Teams and streamed in D09, Monica Partridge Building,

Movie Night – A Beautiful Mind

Join us for our movie night, complete with free drinks and snacks! We are showing A Beautiful Mind, a biographical drama based on the life of the schizophrenic Mathematician, John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics and Abel Prize winner. Doors open at 16:15 for a 16:30 start. The movie is 2 hours and 15…

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Hallward Cinema Room, LG140, Hallward Library, Road University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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