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

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.

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York academics to form Knowledge Transfer Partnership with global manufacturer of speciality chemicals

Thursday 29 August 2019

We have formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Croda; this new KTP will see the innovative speciality chemical manufacturer work with the University developing novel algorithms for product comparison and quality control.

York to spearhead next phase of UK development of quantum-secure communications

Thursday 11 July 2019

The Department of Mathematics’ Dr Roger Colbeck, with colleagues from the University of York, are part of a new five year funded programme that will spearhead the UK’s strategic investment in researching and developing secure quantum communications.

National Student Survey 2019

Friday 5 July 2019

We're delighted to have some of the happiest maths students in the UK.

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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