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Faculty of Mathematics

 

'Nullius in verba': New Royal Society Fellows

Three members of the Faculty — Professors Caucher Birkar, Peter Haynes, and Richard Jozsa — have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society for their substantial contributions to mathematics.

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Information and the laws of physics

Professor Richard Jozsa, who has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, studies the link between physics and information. His work laid the foundations of quantum computation and information and probes  fundamental  quantum theory.

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Into the stratosphere

To predict the Earth's climate and weather you need to understand the fluid dynamics of atmosphere and oceans. Professor Peter Haynes, recently elected a Fellow of the Royal society, is one of the mathematicians who provide this crucial understanding.

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Charmed beauty confirms particle theory

Researchers at DAMTP helped correctly predict the mass of a particle over six years before it was discovered at CERN earlier this year. Their research confirms existing particle theory, but also opens the door to new physics.

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Cambridge Perspectives: Anne-Christine Davis and the mysteries of the cosmos

In this video Davis tells us about some of her favourite pieces of research in theoretical physics and cosmology, what it was like to be a female pioneer, and what she is planning for the future.

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Helping men with early prostate cancer

A new online tool developed by the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, based in DPMMS, helps men with prostate cancer decide on their treatment options.

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Celebrating Anne-Christine Davis

This month the Faculty hosted a conference in honour of its first female professor, Anne-Christine Davis, who retired in September 2018. The conference explored the latest research in cosmology and celebrated Davis' long and pioneering career in theoretical physics.

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Mathematics and democracy

In 2011 Professor Geoffrey Grimmett was approached by an MEP to help find a method for allocating the seats of the European Parliament. Eight years on the question is still just as relevant.

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Learning about the proton

Maria Ubiali tells us how machine learning can reveal the world inside the proton.

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Cambridge Perspectives: Ray Goldstein and Volvocales

In this video Professor Ray Goldstein explains how the synchronised swimming of tiny algae tells us about our bodies and  links to evolution.

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