University research centre honours Lincoln mathematician

A Lincoln-born pioneer of maths has been honoured by the opening of a new research centre at the University of Lincoln.

Professor Caroline Series FRS (President of the London Mathematical Society), Professor Andrew Hunter (Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln), Professor Evgeny Khukhro (Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Lincoln) and Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky (Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Lincoln). Photo: University of Lincoln.

The Charlotte Scott Algebra Centre, located in the Isaac Newton Building, was opened at a ceremony on campus last week.

Charlotte Scott was a 19th century mathematician who was known for her work in championing equal educational opportunities for men and women.

The new centre was officially opened by Professor Caroline Series FRS, president of the London Mathematical Society.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, Professor Andrew Hunter, said he was ‘thrilled’ to welcome Professor Series to open the 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,” said Professor Hunter.

Following the opening, Professor Series delivered the University’s annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in mathematics.

The centre will be led by algebraist Professor Evgeny Khukhro and will focus on a growing understanding of algebraic theory.

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