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SMS DVP: How to Mark Hard Questions by Prof Imre Leader

The Distinguished Visitor Programme (DVP) was launched by the Singapore Mathematical Society in 1998. Through the visit of a distinguished mathematician/mathematics educator, who will interact with both mathematicians/mathematics educators at the universities as well as teachers and pupils at the schools here, the aim of the Programme is to expose as large and diverse an audience as possible to the excitement and relevance of mathematics, thereby enhance the awareness of mathematics in our society.

Professor Imre Leader is a Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His research work has concentrated on Graph Theory and Combinatorics particularly in isoperimetric inequalities, extremal Combinatorics and Ramsey Theory.

He was a Fellow at Peterhouse (Cambridge) 1989-1996, Reader in Mathematics, University College London from 1996-2000, Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, Cambridge 2000-2002 and Reader in Pure Mathematics, Cambridge from 2002-2005. He was also awarded Whitehead Prize of London Mathematical Society in 1999. He obtained his PhD in 1989, supervised by Béla Bollobás. He is currently a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Educated at St Paul's School (1976 – 1980) and Trinity College, Cambridge (1981 – 1989), he was a member of the British team in the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1981: he later led the team from 1999 to 2001 (and is still heavily involved with Olympiad training). He was also the Chief Coordinator and Problems Group Chairman for IMO 2002.

SMS Teacher's Workshop 
Title: How to mark hard questions 
Venue: NUS High School of Maths and Science (map)
Date: 
(Tuesday) 27 August 2013
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm 
 28 (Wednesday)

SMS Public Lecture
Title: Think of a number
Venue:
NUS High School of Maths and Science Auditorium (map)
Date: Wednesday 28 August 2013
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm

SMS Academic Talk 
Title: Partition Regular Equations
Venue: Nanyang Technological University, SPMS (map)
Date: August 29 (Thursday)
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30 pm