How to write mathematics

Prof. Nick Higham, University of Manchester, UK

After having to postpone the planned live course in autumn 2020, the IGDK München - Graz is now able to offer a video course on "How to write mathematics" with Professor Nick Higham of the University of Manchester, UK.

Course content

The course, which Nick Higham prepared for his graduate students at the University of Manchester when the corona pandemic sent the universities into lockdown, gives an insight into writing project descriptions, presentations and theses in a clear and understandable manner, without unnecessary diversions. The numerous tips are based on Highams SIAM "Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences" but are presented in a series of short videos, in which Nick Higham personally takes you through the processes needed to refine your mathematical writing.

The Handbook of writing for the Mathematical Sciences is available at the TUM Math/Informatics Library - click here!.


For this course registration is required. The link to the videos will be sent to you via email after registration, for you to view in your own time. As this is not a live course, we unfortunately cannot give credit hours for participation.

Please register by 31 May 2021 using our online form.


Nick Higham is Royal Society Research Professor and Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. He has more than 160 refereed publications on topics such as rounding error analysis, linear systems, least squares problems, matrix functions and nonlinear matrix equations, condition number estimation, and polynomial eigenvalue problems. Higham is the author of four books, including the best-selling SIAM books "Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences" (3rd edition, 2020) and "MATLAB Guide" (with D. J. Higham, 3rd edition, 2017). He is the Editor of "The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics" (2015). This year he was awarded the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition by SIAM.

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