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

Posted 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 programme discusses how the work of Thomas Bayes and Ronald Fisher helped to shape our understanding of probability, and is available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 9 February.

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Mathematics student Lewis Croney stars in Channel 4 documentary

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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'

Posted 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

Posted 29 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

Posted 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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PhD student Adrien Lefauve wins 2017 Osborne Reynolds Prize

Posted 24 July 2017

DAMTP PhD student Adrien Lefauve has been awarded the 2017 Osborne Reynolds Prize. The prestigious award celebrates the quality of research by PhD students and graduates across the broad domain of fluid mechanics.

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PhD student Amalia Thomas wins Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Award

Posted 14 July 2017

DAMTP PhD student Amalia Thomas has received a prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Award. The awards recognise and reward those who undertake quality engagement with research.

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LMS Whitehead Prizes awarded to Dr Julia Gog, Dr Oscar Randal-Williams and Dr Jack Thorne

Posted 1 July 2017

Dr Julia Gog (DAMTP), Dr Oscar Randal-Williams (DPMMS) and Dr Jack Thorne (DPMMS) have been awarded Whitehead Prizes by the LMS.

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Professor Mark Gross elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Posted 5 May 2017

Professor Mark Gross (DPMMS) has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to science.

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Adams Prize 2017-18

Posted 2 May 2017

Applications are invited for the 2016/17 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 Astronomy and Cosmology. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31 October 2017.

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Adams Prize winners 2016-17 announced

Posted 24 April 2017

This year’s topic was “Statistical Analysis of Big Data”, and the prize has been awarded jointly to Professor Graham Cormode (University of Warwick) and Professor Richard Samworth (University of Cambridge).

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