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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.

Features

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Leading DAMTP into the future

Colm-cille Caulfield, new Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics tells us about his research, the strengths of DAMTP, and the Department's vision for building on them.

Building bridges with industry

Mathematics teaching at Cambridge is world-class, but what does the Faculty do to help students find their feet in the world of industry? It enables them to experience it first-hand through the Cambridge Mathematics Placements programme.

Less is more: The quest for minimal surfaces

Over the last 250 years mathematical objects called minimal surfaces have been playing hide and seek with geometers. Spencer Becker-Kahn is one mathematician who has joined the quest to find them

Quarks meet quantum computing

Particle physics and quantum computing meet in an important new effort by young researchers at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Stephen Siklos, 1950-2019

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the death of Stephen Siklos on 17th August, 2019. He was a former lecturer at DAMTP, Faculty Admissions Officer for many years, and known to thousands of students as the face of STEP.

Information and the laws of physics

Professor Richard Jozsa, who has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, studies the link between physics and information. His work laid the foundations of quantum computation and information and probes  fundamental  quantum theory.

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