News in 2020
Model based COVID infection fatality ratio estimates should be used very cautiously
15 May 2020
Bristol team emphasises the need for testing random samples of the population to establish disease prevalence and properly measure the size of the epidemic and disease severity.
UK Covid-19 infection peak may have fallen before lockdown, new analysis shows
7 May 2020
Simple statistical models can reliably infer the peak of infections and subsequent deaths from the virus, according to a Bristol statistician.
Population density as experienced by the average person better explains variations in the rate of spread of COVID-19
6 May 2020
A preprint by a team including Bristol statistician Professor Oliver Johnson shows the importance of ‘lived population density’ as a measure to track the spread of the disease.
Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion
12 April 2020
The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study by Bristol biologists and mathematicians has found.
New appointments in the School of Mathematics
9 April 2020
Several new appointments have been made in the School of Mathematics.
Artist-in-residence to be appointed in the School of Mathematics
25 March 2020
Jake Langham and Matthew Lee have been awarded an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award to extend their Creative Reactions project.
Professor Anthony Lee and Professor Nick Whiteley appointed as Heilbronn Data Science Chairs
17 March 2020
Congratulations to Professor Anthony Lee and Professor Nick Whiteley who have been appointed to the position of Heilbronn Chairs in Data Science.
Machine learning project predicts scientific paper categories
27 February 2020
Dan Saattrup Nielsen recently finished a machine learning project which takes a title and an abstract of a scientific paper and predicts which arXiv categories it belongs to (out of 148 possible categories).
Dr Viveka Erlandsson awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award
25 February 2020
Dr Erlandsson's grant is for three years, from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022 and the project is entitled 'Geodesic Currents and Counting Problems'.
COMPASS students take part in electricity demand forecasting hackathon
14 February 2020
Dr Jethro Browell, Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, and Dr Matteo Fasiolo, Lecturer at the University of Bristol, ran a regional electricity demand forecasting hackathon for students in the COMPASS Centre for Doctoral Training yesterday.
Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity of countries
12 February 2020
Secular cultures which are tolerant of minority groups and respectful of individuals’ rights tend to have more wealth, education and democracy, a new study by University of Bristol scientists has found.
School of Mathematics launches support for student placements
11 February 2020
New work experience opportunities will be available with our industry partners.
Professor Jens Marklof awarded Royal Society visiting professorship
13 January 2020
Bristol’s Dean of the Faculty of Science and professor of Mathematical Physics will be visiting the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai.
Congratulations to Heilbronn Fellow Scott Harper
8 January 2020
Heilbronn Fellow Scott Harper has been awarded a 'Faculty of Science Commendation' by the University Research Degrees Examination Board for his thesis, entitled 'On the Spread of Classical Groups'.
Dr Haeran Cho awarded £159,000 Leverhulme Trust grant
7 January 2020
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded the research grant to a project titled ‘New challenges in change-point problems’.