Eminent British mathematician opens new Lincoln research centre

A new research centre named in honour of a pioneer of mathematical education for women has been opened by one of the most senior mathematicians in Britain.

The Charlotte Scott Algebra Centre, located in Sir Isaac Newton Building on the University of Lincoln’s campus, was opened by Professor Caroline Series FRS a celebrated professional known for her work in geometry and the current president of the London Mathematics Society.

The university hopes to encourage the future mathematicians and scholars to follow the path of Lincoln’s own influential mathematician Charlotte Scott.

The centre will be led by Professor Evgeny Khukhro, one of world’s leading algebraists. It will be aiming to examine algebraic theory and contribute to the same field of mathematics.

The opening ceremony was followed by the annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics by Professor Series. She shed light on her book ‘Indra’s Pearls: A Mathematical Adventure’.

Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, Professor Andrew Hunter, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Professor Caroline Series to the University to officially open this exciting new research centre.

“Named in honour of perhaps one of the most significant female mathematicians in history and a prominent figure in Lincoln’s history, the centre will offer specialised research opportunities which we hope will inspire the next generation of mathematical scholars.”