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Professor Julia Gog wins Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award

12 July 2018

Professor Julia Gog (DAMTP) has won a Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award for her collaboration with the BBC Pandemic project. The Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards were established to recognise and reward those whose research has led to excellent impact beyond academia, whether on the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life.

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Professor Caucher Birkar and Dr Peter Varju awarded Whitehead Prizes

29 June 2018

Professor Caucher Birkar (DPMMS) and Dr Peter Varju (DPMMS) have each been awarded a prestigious Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society. Professor Birkar is awarded the prize in recognition of his outstanding research in higher dimensional algebraic geometry, most prominently his recent groundbreaking finiteness results on Fano varieties and Mori fibre spaces. Dr Varju's prize is awarded for his deep and groundbreaking contributions to analysis and probability on algebraic structures.

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2018 Gruber Prize in Cosmology awarded to the Planck satellite team

12 June 2018

The 2018 Gruber Prize in Cosmology has been awarded to the Planck satellite team, which includes the DAMTP Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) scientists Paul Shellard, James Fergusson and Anthony Challinor. The US $500,000 prize recognises excellence in science, and will be awarded on 20 August 2018, at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, in Vienna.

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Adams Prize 2018-19 - applications now open

29 May 2018

Applications are invited for the 2018-19 Adams Prize, one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes in the University of Cambridge. The prize will be awarded this year for achievements in the field of 'The Mathematics of Networks'. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018.

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Adams Prize Winners 2017-18 Announced

30 April 2018

The Adams Prize is awarded jointly each year by the Faculty of Mathematics and St John’s College, Cambridge, to UK-based researchers, under the age of 40, doing first class international research in the Mathematical Sciences. This year's topic was 'The Mathematics of Astronomy and Cosmology', and the prize has been awarded jointly to Dr Claudia de Rham and Dr Gustav Holzegel, both of Imperial College London.

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Professor Michael McIntyre honoured by Royal Meteorological Society

12 April 2018

Professor Michael McIntyre (DAMTP) has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow by the Royal Meteorological Society, the highest award of membership made by the Society, in recognition of his distinguished career and long standing contribution to Meteorology.

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Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

23 March 2018

DAMTP researchers in disease dynamics, including Professor Julia Gog, Dr Stephen Kissler, and PhD student Maria Tang, worked with the BBC on a huge citizen science disease dynamics experiment featured on the documentary Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic. 30,000 people took part in the citizen science experiment, which has resulted in the largest data set of its kind.

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Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS, 1942 - 2018

14 March 2018

The Faculty is saddened to report the death of Professor Stephen Hawking on 14th March 2018, aged 76. The Faculty extends sympathy to his family and many friends, as friends and colleagues pay tribute to his extraordinary scientific achievements.

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Watch Brian Cox's interview with Professor David Spiegelhalter in BBC series "People of Science"

12 January 2018

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter is interviewed by Professor Brian Cox as part of a six-part BBC series, People of Science. The series explores the scientific inspirations of Royal Society Fellows, and in this programme Professor Spiegelhalter discusses how the work of Thomas Bayes and Ronald Fisher helped to shape our understanding of probability.

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Mathematics student Lewis Croney stars in Channel 4 documentary

10 January 2018

The first episode of a two-part Channel 4 documentary Working Class White Men followed the journeys of three young men, including talented student Lewis Croney as he worked to achieve his goal of winning a place at Cambridge to study Maths.

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