London Mathematical Society awards Apala Majumdar for her contributions to the mathematics of liquid crystals
Saturday 25 July, 2015
Apala’s research programme combines different areas of mathematics including continuum mechanics, calculus of variations, analysis and scientific computation which all feed into her work on the mathematical foundations of liquid crystal theory.
Congratulations to Dr. Apala Majumdar, Reader in Applied Mathematics and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath and co-leader of our ASC Complexity cluster (with Prof. Gui-Qiang Chen) at Keble College, for being awarded an Anne Bennett prize by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the mathematics of liquid crystals and to the liquid crystal community. The LMS awards several Prizes each year for achievements in and contributions to mathematics, these include the Anne Bennett Prize for work in service to mathematics and particularly in relation to advancing the careers of women in mathematics.
Apala’s research programme combines different areas of mathematics including continuum mechanics, calculus of variations, analysis and scientific computation which all feed into her work on the mathematical foundations of liquid crystal theory, theory of defects in condensed matter systems and modelling of liquid crystal displays in collaboration with industry. She recently gave an ASC Term lecture about her work. You can access the report of it here.
The LMS is the main British mathematical Society for the advancement, dissemination and promotion of mathematics in the UK and worldwide. Since its inauguration 150 years ago, and with over two thousands members from all over the world today, it leads mathematical publications, recognises the achievements of mathematicians through different prizes and supports research in mathematics worldwide through grants. Read more about this Society here