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LTCC Course on "Aperiodic Order" at LMS
Mini-Workshop "Dynamical versus Diffraction Spectra in the Theory of Quasicrystals" at Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Monograph "Aperiodic Order. Vol 1. A Mathematical Invitation" (with M Baake)
SysMIC: an interdisciplinary skills course for biological researchers, developed through a joint BBSRC-funded project with UCL, Birkbeck and Edinburgh, consists of three modules, comprising taught material and projects
about me
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where I work
Aperiodic Order Research Group
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology
The Open University
Open Research Online
Research at the Open University
research highlights
Royal Society Chartermark
Exhibit How do Shapes Fill Space? at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2009 in London (with Edmund Harriss, Richard Henry, John Hunton, Vinay Kathotia and Jeroen Lamb).
Workshop on Dynamics, Physics and Topology in Aperiodic Order, 7 – 11 September 2009, Leicester (co-chaired with Alex Clark and John Hunton)
APERIODIC'09, the 6th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals, 13-18 September 2009, Liverpool, UK (co-chaired with Rónán McGrath) — the proceedings have now been published (open access)
Aperiodic Order Research Group supported by £215,124 EPSRC Grant EP/D058465/1 Combinatorics of Sequences and Tilings and its Applications (2006 – 2009) and by a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship (£25,340) for Michael Baake (2009/10)
Feature article The Forbidden Beauty of Quasicrystals in Physics World (with Rónán McGrath & Renee D. Diehl)
Exhibit Forbidden Beauty at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2004 (with Rónán McGrath)
Article Die verborgene Ordnung der Quasikristalle in Spektrum der Wissenschaft (with Michael Baake and Robert V. Moody)
exhibit exhibition
research activity & output
My scientific publications
Conference attendances, visits, talks & posters
Research grants
Research students
Scientific meetings that I co-organised
Conference pictures — can you spot me?
MATHEMATICA programmes on quasiperiodic tilings
Colourful pictures of planar aperiodic tilings
research interests
Aperiodic Order & Quasicrystals
Solvable Lattice Models of Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Algebras, Braids, Knots & Links
Mathematical Biology, Population Genetics
Combinatorics & Number Theory
what I teach
Author of course materials for Waves, diffusion and variational principles (MS324) and Computer algebra, chaos and simulations (MS325)
Module team chair of Mathematical modelling (MSXR209)
E&A board member of Using mathematics (MST121), Essential mathematics 1 (MST124) and Waves, diffusion and variational principles (MS324), and involved in several modules of our MSc in Mathematics
Tutor & course director at the late MST207 residential school (Stirling 2002 – 2004) and at the Mathematical modelling (MSXR209) residential school (Nottingham, 2005 & 2007 – 2014)
Tutor of Calculus of variations and advanced calculus (M820) and of Dissertation in Mathematics (M840)
Supervisor of research students
other professional activities
Visiting appointments
Visiting Research Associate, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Fellow (FInstP) of the Institute of Physics
Member of the IoP Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group Committee
Member of the IoP Conference Committee
Member of the London Mathematical Society
Chair of the IUCr Commission on Aperiodic Crystals
International research groups
European Research Group: Mathematics and Quantum Physics Euro-GDR (2000 – 2008)
DFG Schwerpunktprogramm (research focus programme) Quasikristalle (1997 – 2003)
world of quasicrystal research
Forbidden Beauty
Joint exhibit with Rónán McGrath (Liverpool) at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, 5-8 July 2004
Mathematics of Aperiodic Order
This (not recently updated) site comprises information on the mathematical theory of quasicrystals
Encyclopedia of Substitution Tilings
A useful reference for anything relating to tilings, developed and maintained by Edmund Harriss and Dirk Frettlöh
inflation/deflation of Fibonacci sequence
Uwe Grimm
Professor of Mathematics
Head of Department, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659991
Fax: +44 (0)1908 654355



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