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Faculty of Mathematics


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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Dr Anders Hansen, Dr Oscar Randal-Williams and Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb awarded 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prizes

22 November 2017

Three of the five 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prizes for Mathematics have been awarded to Faculty researchers: Dr Anders Hansen (DAMTP), Dr Oscar Randal-Williams (DPMMS) and Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (DAMTP). The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. Each Prize includes £100,000 to advance the prizewinner's research.

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Dr Pierre Haas wins American Physical Society’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics

26 October 2017

Dr Pierre Haas (DAMTP) has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics. The award recognises outstanding quality and achievement of PhD research in any area of experimental, computational, engineering, or theoretical biological physics.

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DAMTP researchers contribute to LIGO-VIRGO detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars

25 October 2017

An international collaboration of scientists, including researchers from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, has announced the detection of gravitational waves and light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars, revealing significant scientific firsts about our Universe.

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Research on compressed sensing by DAMTP's Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group leads front page of October's "SIAM News"

17 October 2017

Work on new perspectives in compressed sensing by Dr Anders Hansen, head of the Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group in DAMTP, and Alexander Bastounis, currently a final-year PhD student within the Cambridge Centre for Analysis, is on the front page of the October edition of SIAM News headlining their Imaging Science Special Issue.

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Watch Professor Kip Thorne's Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture: "LIGO and Beyond - Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

6 October 2017

In May 2017 Professor Kip Thorne (Caltech) gave the 11th annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The public lecture, 'LIGO and Beyond - Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves', explored the work for which Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish have now been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, and can be watched online via the link below.

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"BBC Pandemic" app-based citizen science project with Professor Julia Gog launched

17 September 2017

Professor Julia Gog, Stephen Kissler and PhD student Maria Tang (DAMTP) are working with the BBC on an innovative project, BBC Pandemic, combining outreach, citizen science and new mathematical research. The groundbreaking project invites any adult in the UK to contribute to research to combat future pandemics.

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Professor John Aston appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office

11 September 2017

Professor John Aston (DPMMS) has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser, following the retirement of Professor Bernard Silverman. The Chief Scientific Adviser's role is to ensure that departmental decisions are informed by the best science and engineering evidence and advice.

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