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Welcome to Mathematics in Cambridge

From Newton and earlier to the present day, Cambridge Mathematicians have led the world.

We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, and exceptional PhD programmes.

We carry out research of world class excellence spanning topics in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (at DPMMS), and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (at DAMTP).

Our innovative education programmes and outreach events support teachers and school students worldwide, and share the excitement of the subject with the public.


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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.

From simple to profound

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

David Spiegelhalter wins Faraday Prize

David Spiegelhalter won the Prize for communicating key concepts from statistics and probability theory to the public, most recently through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article he tells us about his work.

Universe Unravelled

The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe.

Clearing the air: making indoor spaces COVID safe

New work by Paul Linden of DAMTP and his team shows that ventilation is crucial and that masks are beneficial.

Changing perspectives

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for "his remarkable contributions to geometric and combinatorial group theory". In this article we venture to the interface of geomety and algebra to find out what this means.

Dynamic numbers

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for her "deep contributions to arithmetic dynamics". In this article we explore what her work is about and how it is linked to the famous Mandelbrot set.

Taming complexity

Maria Bruna has won a Whitehead Prize for her "outstanding research in asymptotic homogenisation". We explore what this research entails, and find out how it has helped the company Dyson build better vacuum cleaners.

Professor John D Barrow FRS, 1952 - 2020

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the death of Professor John D Barrow FRS on 26th September, 2020. 

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