News 2017

Combating viruses: Code breakers turn code writers

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

Researchers who successfully cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses have gone a step further, creating their own artificial code.

Mathematics paper most downloaded item

Posted on Friday 27 October 2017

A mathematics paper is the most downloaded item deposited by the University of York in the White Rose Research Online depository.

People of PI: Math maven Kasia Rejzner

Posted on Thursday 5 October 2017

If society boosts confidence in math, women will come to (and more importantly, stay in) the field, says Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow Kasia Rejzner.

York mathematician appointed as LMS Holgate Session Leader

Posted on Friday 18 August 2017

Dr Stephen Connor has been selected to be a London Mathematical Society Holgate Session Leader.

Outstanding 2017 NSS Result

Posted on Thursday 10 August 2017

With an overall satisfaction rate of 95% for our Mathematics Department, York is confirmed as one of the best places to study Maths in the UK.

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.

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.

Scientists step closer to drug treatment for Hepatitis B

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

A major new insight into how Hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection, which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Secret of sperm’s ‘bendy’ tail revealed

Posted on Thursday 1 June 2017

Scientists at the University of York have shown that a sperm tail utilises interconnected elastic springs to transmit mechanical information to distant parts of the tail, helping it to bend and ultimately swim toward an egg.

York mathematician awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Dr Haralampos Geranios has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula

Posted on Monday 20 March 2017

Dr Hermes Gadelha is part of a team who have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilising an egg.

Dr Peter M. Lee Obituary

Posted on Monday 20 March 2017

Dr Peter M. Lee, who was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics from 1972 to 2005, has died of a brain tumour after a short illness.

Scientists close in on cracking 'Enigma code' of common cold

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

Professor Reidun Twarock and Dr Eric Dykeman are part of a team of scientists who say they are a step closer to cracking, what scientists have called, the ‘Enigma Code’ of the common cold virus.

Prof. Evgeny Sklyanin awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

Professor Evgeny Sklyanin, of the University of York's Department of Mathematics, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship in order to dedicate his time to his new ‘Hypergeometric Analysis and Integrability’ research project.

PhD Student Mirjam Weilenmann's research highlighted as an Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review Letters

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

Congratulations to PhD student Mirjam Weilenmann, whose research as a master's student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters (PRL) and is the Editor's Suggestion feature in issue 117.

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