Professor Pierre Del Moral delivered the Professorial Inaugural Lecture to a large audience at UNSW last night.

Prof Del Moral joined the School in early 2014. His talk was the third in the Lecture series, whereby all of UNSW's newly promoted and recruited Professors are invited to deliver an Inaugural Lecture to mark their achievement. These are intended as celebratory and informative occasions open to all staff, students and alumni, providing a platform to hear from some of UNSW's leading academics.

This Lecture series was conceived by UNSW's new Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs.

250 people gathered in the Council Chamber of the Chancellery to listen to the talk, which was preceded by an introduction to Prof Del Moral by Les Field, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), who presided the event. Prof Del Moral spoke about his work in particle methodologies and its applications across mathematics, physics, biology and information theory.

Following the talk, Dean of Science Merlin Crossley spoke briefly to the audience, praising Prof Del Moral's contribution to UNSW, before Les Field wrapped the event up.

The event attracted a large crowd from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and among the attendees was Peter Noble, Vice-President of UNSW.

The Lecture was followed by a drinks reception in the Chancellery.