This is a quick update post to share the joy of winning a prize for an article I co-wrote with Andrew Irving (my fellow Bee). The article, entitled “Pendulum Pattern Perception”, won the Early Career Mathematician Catherine Richards Prize 2014, awarded by the Insitute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). You can read it in the latest issue of the IMA’s Mathematics Today magazine: http://www.ima.org.uk/activities/publications/mathematics_today.cfm.html
In their own words, “The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The IMA exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.”
In general, the IMA is an organisation whose publications and events form a regular part of our (i.e., mathematicians’) lives. My PhD supervisor, Dave Broomhead, was himself a former editor of Mathematics Today.
For the above reasons, I feel extremely privileged and honoured to have been recognised by my peers for doing something I love. As always, I am deeply indebted to Andrew, whose writing (as is evident in our article) never fails to delight, enchant and spark the reader’s imagination in precisely the way we intend.