Schedule & Poster Prizes

YRM 2018 will be a four day event starting on Monday morning and finishing by around  Thursday lunchtime.

Download our conference booklet (including schedule) here: BookletA4Final

We have a lot to look forward to in our schedule, including:

Invited Speakers and Your Contributed Talks

Of course, what would the conference be without hearing from you?! We encourage all participants to either give a talk or present a poster. Please remember to keep your talk accessible to first year PhD students and those potentially outside your typical research area. Contributed talks can be up to 30 minutes long (not including question time).

Wine Reception & Poster Prizes

On Monday evening we will be hosting drinks and food to suitably welcome you all to YRM 2018.

Monday evening will also be your opportunity to take part in the poster competition! Kindly sponsored by Enable, the prizes up for grabs are:

  • First prize: £150
  • Second prize: £100
  • Third prize: £75
  • Honourable mention (visual): £50
  • Honourable mention (content): £50
  • People’s choice: £50

There are a lot of prizes available so you should definitely enter! Remember to make your poster visually engaging and keep it understandable for other PhD students outside your research area. For posters that don’t make quite it to one of the top three prizes, but still showcase great communication of mathematical content, or are particularly visually creative, we also have honourable mention prizes on offer.

These prizes will be decided by our panel of judges, except for the people’s choice prize which will be voted for by you!


We have a few workshops available, including sessions on:

  • What it’s like to work at Winton, a global investment management and data science company.
  • Outreach, by Nils Andersson.
  • Ethics in Mathematics, by Maurice Chiodo.

Conference Dinner

On Wednesday night we will treat you to some delicious food at a local restaurant. The restaurant is closer to the centre of Southampton, so perfect if you want to move on for drinks afterwards. There are vegan and vegetarian options available, and it’s about a 40 minute stroll from the conference, or a short bus ride away.

Public Lecture

Presented by our very own Professor Jim Anderson, this talk will be welcome to our local community as well as conference participants.