Department rated excellent by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Comprehensive tutorial and seminar system to support first year students.

Strong emphasis on small group teaching.

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests.

Department of Mathematics

Welcome 

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the University of York.

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. If you would like to find out more about our activities, take a look around our website or get in touch via maths-enquiries@york.ac.uk.

Professor Niall MacKay
Head of Department

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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 possible work and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of individual characteristics such as age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity. 

We hold the Bronze Award of the Athena SWAN programme for women in science. Eight of our academic staff are women, along with about 40% of our students. 

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New breakthrough discovery: Every quantum particle travels backwards

Posted on Monday 17 July 2017

Mathematicians at the Universities of York, Munich and Cardiff have identified a unique property of quantum mechanical particles – they can move in the opposite way to the direction in which they are being pushed. In everyday life, objects travel in the same direction as their momentum – a car in forward motion is going forwards, and certainly not backwards. However, this is no longer true on microscopic scales - quantum particles can partially go into reverse and travel in the direction opposite to their momentum. This unique property is known as ‘backflow’.


Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis - a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood.


New online system set to reduce hundreds of chemical tests on animals

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017

Scientists at the University of York and SimOmics Ltd have developed a new online data sharing system which could reduce the need for hundreds of laboratory tests on animals.


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