Guest Lectures

The regular programme activities are supplemented by lectures by Oxford faculty, research mentors, and guests of the programme. 

Recent Guest Lectures at PROMYS Europe and Oxford Masterclasses

Dr Jennifer Balakrishnan (University of Oxford) Rational points on curves
Dr Thomas Bloom (University of Bristol) Arithmetic Ramsey Theory
Professor Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College) The p-adic numbers
Professor Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research and MIT) Sphere packing
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Euclidean Ramsey problems
Dr David Conlon (University of Oxford) Mathematical Magic
Professor Ben Green (University of Oxford) Random permutations
Dr Heather Harrington  (University of Oxford) Computational algebra for
studying systems in biology
Dr Kevin Hughes (University of Bristol) The size of things
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) The wise matchmaker
Professor Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford) Classification of surfaces
Dr James Maynard (University of Oxford) Patterns in the primes
Professor Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford) Non-repeating tiling
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles  (University of Oxford) Ideal class groups of quadratic
number fields
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) Elliptic Curves
Professor Sarah Zerbes  (UCL) Elliptic curves and the congruent 
number problem
Professor Günter M. Ziegler (Freie Universität of Berlin) Cannons at Sparrows

Andrew Wiles Guest Lecture PROMYS Europe 2015
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles with PROMYS Europe participants after his guest lecture

Ben Green talking to PROMYS Europe participants
Professor Ben Green speaking with participants after his guest lecture on random permutations

Dr Heather Harrington speaking with students
Dr Heather Harrington speaks with participants after her PROMYS Europe Guest Lecture

Minhyong Kim's guest lecture
Professor Minhyong Kim giving a PROMYS Europe Guest Lecture

David Conlon's guest lecture
Dr David Conlon gives a guest lecture on Euclidean Ramsey problems

James Maynard talking to participants
Dr James Maynard talking with students and counsellors after his guest lecture on patterns in the primes


Sir Roger Penrose at Oxford Masterclasses 2013
Sir Roger Penrose demonstrates Penrose tilings (photo courtesy of Wadham College)

Gunther M. Ziegler Guest Lecture 2013
Günter M. Ziegler (Freie Universität of Berlin) delivers a guest lecture to the Oxford Masterclasses in 2013

Sir Roger Penrose and the Oxford Masterclasses 2014
The CMI-PROMYS Scholars and Oxford Masterclass participants talk with Sir Roger Penrose and Professor Alexander Ritter after Sir Roger’s guest lecture in 2014 (photo courtesy of Wadham College)