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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

The Department prides itself on its balance of world-class pure and interdisciplinary research from staff with an international perspective in a friendly dynamic environment. We translate our research into teaching experiences with an emphasis on small groups and approachable lecturers. You can find out more about the department here.

Professor Martin Bees, Head of Department, 6 Sept 2021


Undergraduate study


Right Noetherian and coherent monoids

Thursday 12 August 2021

Professor Vicky Gould, a member of our Algebra Research Group, is beginning work with her collaborator Professor Nik Ruškuc of the University of St Andrews on their new project “Right Noetherian And Coherent Monoids”. This three year project is funded by EPSRC and focuses on finiteness conditions for monoids and semigroups.

Maths-based marine management project wins £1.5m funding

Tuesday 27 July 2021

An innovative research project which combines multidimensional mathematical models, marine ecology and consumer behaviour to redefine fishing catch limits has been awarded £1.5m funding.

Making Cubature on Wiener Space Work

Wednesday 14 July 2021

We’re excited to announce that Dr Christian Litterer, a Lecturer and member of our Mathematical Finance and Stochastic Analysis Research Group, has begun work on his New Investigator Grant “Making Cubature on Wiener Space Work”.

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Postgraduate study


Opportunities to develop an early career fellowship application


Celebration of Mathematicians

Professor Lewis Fry Richardson

Lewis Fry Richardson was an English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist who pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting. 

In 1926, Richardson was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for “his knowledge of physics and eminen[ce] in the application of mathematics to physical problemsof the atmosphere and other structures”. 

Our research

Our values

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

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