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Mathematics at the Victoria University of Manchester

The Victoria University of Manchester (VUM) merged with the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2004 to form The University of Manchester. The two former Departments of Mathematics joined together to form the School of Mathematics. … Continue reading

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David Broomhead (1950–2014)

David Broomhead passed away on July 24th, 2014 after a long illness. David was a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. I got to know him in 2004 when the Victoria University … Continue reading

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Workshop on Matrix Functions and Matrix Equations

Last month we (Stefan Guettel, Nick Higham and Lijing Lin) organized a 2.5 day workshop Advances in Matrix Functions and Matrix Equations We had 57 attendees from around the world (see group photo): UK (19), Italy (7), USA (7), Germany … Continue reading

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Arthur Buchheim (1859-1888)

The new second edition of Horn and Johnson’s Matrix Analysis, about which I wrote in a previous post, includes in Problem 2.4.P2 a proof of the Cayley-Hamilton theorem that is valid for matrices with elements from a commutative ring and … Continue reading

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Horace Lamb Portrait in Alan Turing Building

A portrait of Sir Horace Lamb (1849-1934), FRS, Beyer Professor of Pure and Applied Mathematics from 1888 to 1920, is on display on the Atrium bridge of the Alan Turing building in the School of Mathematics at the University of … Continue reading

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