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In what sense is quantum mechanics optimal for information processing? New research direction sets out to find an answer.

Monday 10 August 2020

New work by Mirjam Weilenmann and Roger Colbeck, published in the 'Physical Review Letters' journal, lays out an approach...


New project on modelling high-frequency data in financial economics

Monday 6 July 2020

Prof. Degui Li is beginning work on a new research project looking at modelling high-frequency data in financial economics.


Major project on Quantum Random Number Generators awarded £2.8 million by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

Monday 15 June 2020

A consortium led by National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with academic collaboration from University of York's departments of Physics and Mathematics, has been awarded £2.8 million in the recent Innovate UK competition


£2.8m awarded to improve random number generator security

Monday 15 June 2020

The University of York and its partners are using quantum physics to improve the security of systems used to generate random numbers.


Study settles the score on whether the modern world is less violent

Monday 15 June 2020

While the first half of the twentieth century marked a period of extraordinary violence, the world has become more peaceful in the past 30 years, a new statistical analysis of the global death toll from war suggests.


Professor Emeritus Fred Cornish Obituary

Thursday 14 May 2020

Professor Emeritus Fred Cornish, who was Head of Department between 1967-1977 has died, aged 89.


Welcome to Craig Miller

Friday 1 May 2020

The Department welcomes back Craig Miller, who is joining us on a six-month London Mathematical Society Early Career Fellowship.


York Group's COVID-19 Epidemiology preprint

Thursday 23 April 2020

Gustav Delius and colleagues have written a paper on the epidemiology of COVID-19, re-purposing an Imperial College model to investigate the extent of COVID-19 exposure in the population.


Historical "what ifs?

Thursday 2 April 2020

Listen to Niall MacKay and Jamie Wood talking with Dan Snow about historical "what ifs?", including the Battle of Britain and the First World War at sea, on the "History Hit" podcast


Mathematicians put famous Battle of Britain “what if” scenarios to the test

Friday 10 January 2020

Mathematicians have used a statistical technique to interrogate some of the big “what if” questions in the Second World War battle for Britain’s skies


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