About Mathsoc: The Dublin University Mathematical Society was formed in 1923 by a group of students including Ireland's only Nobel Prizewinner in Physics, Ernest Walton. The purpose of the Society is to provide events of mathematical interest for its members.
What we do: The modern Mathsoc hosts events weekly. These range from talks - by Trinity lecturers, international speakers and students - to events of a more social nature (such as our annual Christmas party). We bring our invited speakers to Commons, Trinity's traditional evening meal, before their talks, and hold a reception afterwards. The Society's talks provide an excellent way for students to hear about interesting mathematics they would not normally encounter, as well as to get know people from other years and classes in college. We have been fortunate enough to be visited by the likes of Nobel Laureate Gerardus 't Hooft of Utretcht University (in November 2007), and Fields Medalist Efim Zelmanov from the University of California, San Diego (in October 2009).
IVs and IMSA: As well as running events, we also send a team to the Irish Mathematical Intervarsities, an annual mathematics competition between Ireland's universities. We have been quite succesful in this recently, and also do our best to compete in the International Mathematics Competition in Bulgaria, where in 2008 we achieved one bronze medal and three honourable mentions. We are also active participants in the annual Irish Mathematical Students Association conference, which we last hosted in February 2009.
Room and library: The Society has an impressively large room in the School of Maths which provides a haven for tired students, as
well as containing our rather good library. We're also very close to the cheapest Subway in Dublin.
To find the room, go up the stairs into the School of Maths, turn right and walk straight down the corridor and you'll come straight to our room. Here's a very poor quality map:
No-one is currently using the Mathsoc computer, because we don't have one at the moment. However people may well be using the Mathsoc Nintendo Wii with not one, not two, but three Guitar Hero games plus Mario Kart and other bits!.
Fashionable attire: A Mathsoc tshirt is going for 7e and completes anybody's wardrobe:
You'll notice how the most stylish and desirable person in the picture is the one in the Mathsoc hoodie - this is not a coincidence. We don't do hoodies anymore, instead we do tshirts but I dont have time to load a new photo right now.