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Forder Lecturer 2016

The Forder Lectureship was established in 1985 following a bequest to the London Mathematical Society from the late Professor Henry George Forder (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Auckland 1934-55). The Forder Lectureship occurs every two years (in even-numbered years) when a mathematician from the UK, who is a member of the London Mathematical Society and normally resident in the United Kingdom, is invited by both Societies to give lectures at most universities in New Zealand over a period of four weeks. 

Dr Julia Gog is hugely delighted to be the 2016 Forder Lecturer. The tour is being coordinated by Prof. Mick Roberts (Massey, Albany).

Schedule

Julia is in New Zealand from March-May 2016, and here are the main visits where she will give talks:

Canterbury University, Christchurch: 31st March-1st April

Otago University, Dunedin: 4th-5th April

Victoria University, Wellington: 11th-12th April

  • Monday 11th April, 6pm:  "Epidemics and viruses: the mathematics of disease" - Public lecture, Hunter Council Chambers - details here
  • Tuesday 12th April 12noon: "Hunting for viral packaging signals" - Cotton Club - details here

Massey University, Palmerston North: 14th-15th April

  • Thursday 14th April, 1pm: "Epidemics and viruses: the mathematics of disease"
  • Friday 15th April, 12 noon: "Using mathematics to decipher the dynamics of salmonella and macrophages at the single cell level"

Waikato University, Hamilton: 19th-20th April

  • Tuesday 19th April, 5.10pm: "Epidemics and viruses: the mathematics of disease" - details here
  • Wednesday 20th April, 11am: "Spatial transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza in the US" (in Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

Auckland University, Auckland: 26th-28th April

  • Wednesday 27th April, 11am: "Hunting for viral packaging signals" - AMU seminar
  • Thursday 28th April, 4pm: "Spatial transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza in the US" - Mathematics Colloquium

Massey University, Albany: 29th April, 2nd May

  • Friday 29th April, 3pm: "Using mathematics to decipher the dynamics of salmonella and macrophages at the single cell level" - location TBC
  • Monday 2nd May, 1pm: "Influenza drift: capturing viral evolution in a population model" - location TBC

Julia would be delighted to hear from any students or researchers who would like to meet up during any of these visits. 

In addition, Julia attended the One Health Aotearoa Symposium in Wellington. She will also be visiting the ESR research institute. There will be an event for Queens' College alumni in Auckland on 29th April, please get in contact with Julia if you are a Queens' alumni within travel range to attend and not got details already.