Welcome to virtual Geoff Smith
You can find a
2013 first year undergraduate course Algebra 1A, the racily
named MA10209. Here is a link to the
Olympiad Maths Club for secondary school students in Bath and its environs.
Anyone interested in Euclidean Geometry should have a look at
The only place in the UK where you can obtain my NEW BOOK is
Mathematical Olympiad Primer by Geoff Smith, but
if you are very far away it is available from
the Australian Mathematics Trust. Other
BMO and IMO training manuals such as
Euclidean Geometry and
and the similar book for
Theory and Inequalities by Christopher Bradley are also available
there, as is The
Backbone of Pascal's Triangle by Martin Griffiths.
At the same site you can get UKMT yearbooks and past BMO papers.
These publications are all on a not-for-profit basis.
Merry Christmas. Entertain and calibrate your guests and relatives
There are various reports and diaries on
maths competitions (IMOs, Romanian Master's, Balkan MO and
European Girls' MO
(scroll to the bottom for recent stuff).
Back to the title.
passes for the real thing is a
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Bath.
He has written and edited some
which you must purchase otherwise you will contract a
horrible disfiguring disease (see picture). The most widely used is
the steamy Introductory
Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis which is aimed at people making the
transition from school mathematics to university-style pure mathematics.
I have also written scripts (and sometimes appeared in) DVDs aimed at
people interested in maths competitions published by
Here are links to some media appearances; a clip from the BBC2 documentary
Young Minds and an explanatory article; some talks on the Australian ABC radio programme
The Science Show 8 Nov 2008, part two on
15 Nov 2008 and the concluding part on
22 Nov 2008 and
an appearance on BBC Radio 4's
He tries to prove theorems and these sometimes surface in his
He is the leader
Mathematical Olympiad team and is chair of the
He is two time winner of the celebrated
Microphone d'Or as the most garrulous juror
at an IMO. Here is a
picture of the 2006
Microphone d'Or, with friends and colleagues Ceri Fiddes and Joseph Myers,
won at IMO Slovenia 2006. Here is a
up of the sacred plastic.
He chairs the committee
Mathematics Masterclasses in Bath, Bristol and Swindon.
Along with Gunnar Traustason, he administers
the communications service
Group Pub Forum
for the Group Theory research
Geoff is a member of an order of chivalry, the motto of which is For God and the Empire (two of his greatest interests). Therefore he is very good at
opening doors and rescuing blondes from turrets.
Artistic control feature
If the background colour of this document offends your eye,
just change it to
or, for minimalists,
Read this sentence countably many times in
uncountably many ways
Dr Geoff Smith Email: G.C.Smith@bath.ac.uk
Department of Mathematical Sciences Tel: +44 (0)1225 386182 (direct)
University of Bath Fax: +44 (0)1225 386492
Bath BA2 7AY Room: 4W2.16
England UKMT volunteer,
The email address
is the shiny new
official University of Bath format, though once upon a time the shiny new
format was email@example.com --
the one that people actually use
is, of course, entirely different: firstname.lastname@example.org -- as far
as I know, all these incantations work.
- Currently in Bath. New home number +44 (0)1225 835660.
- Dream home Dunsummin purchased on December 13th 1995.
You can see the Severn Bridge and Wales from the back windows on a clear day.
Club and Conferences:
Pictures are now available of the inside of my home PC
Woodlice infested the box, and a spider set up a web
to ensure a continuing lunch. When I tried to switch
on the power after being away for three weeks, sparks flew
and the air fizzed. The spider is nowhere to be found
and is suspected to have committed suicide in the power unit.
The inside of the PC resembles both my office and home.
trouble and strife.