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Department of Mathematics

World-class research: Quantum cryptography at the Quantum Communications Hub

Emphasis on small group teaching: comprehensive tutorial and seminar system to support students

World-class researchmathematical biologists assemble viruses using group theory

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Department of Mathematics

My colleagues and I are looking forward to the autumn term, which will see a blend of on-campus and online teaching sessions, developing flexibly to accommodate everyone's circumstances and the changing course of the pandemic. On all programmes, for new students and for those returning to York, we aim to retain our friendly atmosphere, personal contact and small-group teaching, whether or not you are here in person.

Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department, September 17, 2020


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For information on how the University is dealing with COVID-19, please check the Coronavirus webpages.

We are a community of mathematicians from all over the world, engaged in world-class research and committed to excellence in teaching with a special emphasis on small groups and a friendly atmosphere. You can find out more about the department here

Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department.

Undergraduate study


In what sense is quantum mechanics optimal for information processing? New research direction sets out to find an answer.

Monday 10 August 2020

New work by Mirjam Weilenmann and Roger Colbeck, published in the 'Physical Review Letters' journal, lays out an approach...

New project on modelling high-frequency data in financial economics

Monday 6 July 2020

Prof. Degui Li is beginning work on a new research project looking at modelling high-frequency data in financial economics.

Major project on Quantum Random Number Generators awarded £2.8 million by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Monday 15 June 2020

A consortium led by National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with academic collaboration from University of York's departments of Physics and Mathematics, has been awarded £2.8 million in the recent Innovate UK competition

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We support the principles laid out in the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, and aim to create an inclusive, mutually supportive community which enables everyone to do their best work and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.‌

We hold the Bronze Award of the Athena SWAN programme for women in science