School of Mathematical Sciences

News

Dr Thomas Prellberg

The Guardian higher education network has showcases some of the best UK-Australian research collaborations. Our very own Dr Thomas Prellberg is one of the academics asked to discuss the pros and cons of long-distance partnerships in the article. He describes his work with the University of Melbourne into enumerative combinatorics – a branch of mathematics that examines how patterns can be formed in discrete, modular structures. Dr Prellberg notes that international collaborations are “essential if one wants to create world-leading research”.

Posted: 17/07/2014
Visualisation of light from stars blocked by dark matter

Dark energy is supposed to make up two-thirds of the universe. But troublingly CERN has yet to find any evidence of it. Have we got our story of the universe wrong - might dark energy be the ether of our time? Do we need a new account of the universe, or is it too soon for such radical solutions?

Our very own mathematician Peter Cameron joins the debate, hosted by the BBC's Sue Nelson withTempleton Prize winning cosmologist George Ellis and Cambridge physicist David Tong.

View the debate.

Posted: 14/07/2014

Award-winning mathematician Peter Cameron joins leading cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton theoretical and physicist Julian Barbour to make sense of the infinite.

http://iai.tv/video/the-infinite-puzzle

Posted: 07/04/2014

British Mathematical Colloquium 2014, the largest annual Pure Mathematics in the UK, is organised by the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary 07-10 April.

The British Mathematical Colloquium will welcome over 300 mathematicians, whose distinctions include three prestigious Field Medals and two Abel Prizes, to discuss a range of topics from the impact of physics on maths to the famous Goldbach's conjecture.

Posted: 01/04/2014

Dark matter particles from the galactic halo that hit the earth may produce a small measurable resonance signal in Josephson junctions --- and the signal can be used to estimate their mass and density near the earth. This is the main conclusion of a new paper published by Christian Beck, Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, in the journal Phys. Rev. Lett. in December 2013.

Posted: 09/12/2013

We are proud to announce that the School of Mathematical Sciences has been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

Posted: 26/09/2013
Upcoming Seminars
Eoin Long (University of Oxford)
Seminar series: Combinatorics Study Group
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 16:30
TBA
Simon Griffiths (University of Oxford)
Seminar series: Combinatorics Study Group
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 16:30