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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 working towards a return to on-campus teaching in autumn 2021, and are looking forward to recreating the small-group seminars, friendly atmosphere and positive, in-person engagement with mathematics that we all so enjoy. We will of course also be maintaining our current online teaching materials, and will be happy to offer online support teaching for anyone unable to study in York due to the pandemic.

With best wishes, 


Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department, April 12th 2021


If you have an urgent query please make contact with one of the following teams:

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


New Head of Department is announced

Thursday 15 April 2021

The Department is delighted to announce Professor Martin Bees has been appointed as the new Head of Department from October 2021.

Welcome to Leyli Mammadova

Thursday 15 April 2021

The Department is pleased to welcome Leyli Mammadova, who is joining us on a five-month London Mathematical Society (LMS) Early Career Fellowship.

First demonstration of enhanced security for random number generators

Thursday 11 February 2021

Researchers from the University of York and collaborators in China are a step closer to the commercialisation of next-generation random number generators (RNGs), a key technology used to ensure data security.

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Postgraduate study


PhD Studentship in the Mathematics of Superforecasting


Celebration of Mathematicians

Professor Ingrid Daubechies

Professor Ingrid Daubechies is a Belgian physicist and mathematician. She became the first woman to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics, honoring her "for fundamental discoveries on wavelets and wavelet expansions and for her role in making wavelets methods a practical basic tool of applied mathematics"


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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