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REF2021

Wednesday 18 May 2022

We are delighted that all of our research was rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in REF2021. Only 3 other mathematics departments in the country achieved 100% 4* and 3* in all three categories: outputs, impact and environment.


PAL in a Pandemic

Thursday 17 February 2022

Dr Jess Hargreaves (Department of Mathematics) and her team have published a paper which looks at how Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) schemes supported groups of mathematics students with their studies during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Prof Michael Bate to run an Oberwolfach seminar

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Professor Michael Bate alongside colleagues from Aberdeen and Bochum will be running an Oberwolfach Seminar on G-Complete Reducibility, Geometric Invariant Theory and Spherical Buildings on the 5-11 June 2022.


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”.


Welcome to Dr Chris Bowman

Wednesday 5 May 2021

We have great pleasure in welcoming Dr Chris Bowman to the Department. Chris will be joining our Algebra group, with a five year Early Career Fellowship funded by EPSRC looking at Tensor and wreath products of symmetric groups.


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.


Department of Mathematics academics have book “Number Theory Meets Wireless Communications” published.

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Professor Victor Beresnevich and Professor Sanju Velani from the Department of Mathematics, University of York celebrate the launch of their new book Number Theory Meets Wireless Communications.


PAL in a Pandemic

Posted on 17 February 2022

Dr Jess Hargreaves (Department of Mathematics) and her team have published a paper which looks at how Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) schemes supported groups of mathematics students with their studies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With her colleagues Sue Russell (Learning Enhancement, University of York) and Claire Ketnor and Ellen Marshall (Sheffield Hallam University), Jess found that while students and staff alike are looking forward to in-person contact to provide them with interactions and easier methods of communication, the remote provision for peer support has real value in terms of accessibility and inclusivity. The paper also looks at aspects of PAL that could be taken forward to a blended or in-person approach in the future. The paper was published in the

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. Access the paper here.