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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

We are very much looking forward to the new term and the prospect of seeing many of you face-to-face in lectures, seminars and the various study spaces in the Department. Whilst focused personal study is essential in mathematics, and we believe that we’ve developed some excellent digital resources for students, the communication of mathematics benefits hugely from in-person interaction, whether it is between lecturer and student at the blackboard or between students discussing tricky parts of the latest exercise sheets. Of course, for those who find it difficult to return to York we will continue to offer online support, in line with University policy. Please adhere to the latest COVID-19 guidelines on ventilation and the wearing masks, to protect yourselves, fellow students, your lecturers and the general public. Let’s help keep the Department fully open and face-to-face.

Professor Martin Bees, Head of Department, 6 th Sept 2021

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 th 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


PhD Studentship in the Mathematics of Superforecasting


Celebration of Mathematicians

Dr Nira Chamberlain

Dr Nira Chamberlain is a British mathematician and chartered scientist based in Birmingham. He is a Principal Consultant at SNC-Lavalin, and in 2020 became the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.  

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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