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Read more at: The joy of playing in everyone's backyard

The joy of playing in everyone's backyard

Sir John Aston, Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life and recently Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, has just been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his services to statistics and public policymaking.


Read more at: Preserving Stephen Hawking's legacy for future generations

Preserving Stephen Hawking's legacy for future generations

In a major acquisition by the nation, Stephen Hawking’s personal archive and office will be preserved by Cambridge University Library and the Science Museum for researchers and the public to explore.



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Cambridge Perspectives: Stephen Hawking Archive

In this video, Professor Paul Shellard, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at DAMTP, Dr Jessica Gardner, the University Librarian, and members of Professor Hawking's family discuss the significance of the Hawking archive and some of the insights it provides.


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Cambridge Perspectives: Applying Mathematics to Healthcare

In the first of a new series of events, Professor Julia Gog OBE, Professor Paul Linden FRS and Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb discuss some of the ways mathematics is contributing to global healthcare.



Read more at: Developing statistics: Richard Samworth elected FRS

Developing statistics: Richard Samworth elected FRS

Professor Richard Samworth, Director of the Statistical Laboratory at DPMMS, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his fundamental contributions to the development of modern statistical methodology and theory.


Read more at: Seeing traffic through new eyes

Seeing traffic through new eyes

In a new interdisciplinary project, mathematicians from DAMTP are using artificial intelligence to improve traffic, helping to protect the environment and human health.



Read more at: On the mathematical frontline: Julia Gog

On the mathematical frontline: Julia Gog

In February 2020 Julia Gog, Professor of Mathematical Biology at DAMTP, was released from her normal duties to devote herself entirely to the fight against COVID-19. In this interview she tells us about her journey through the pandemic so far.


Read more at: NRICH provides vital support for UK homeschooling

NRICH provides vital support for UK homeschooling

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, the Faculty's NRICH education programme provided vital support to the UK's schoolchildren, their parents and teachers. 



Read more at: Shedding light on the unknown

Shedding light on the unknown

Ioannis Kontoyiannis, the Faculty's new Churchill Professor of Mathematics, tells us about a favourite topic amongst his far-ranging interests: the theory of information and its applications.


Read more at: From simple to profound

From simple to profound

Roland Bauerschmidt works on problems motivated by physics, using tools from statistics and pure mathematics.