School of Mathematical Sciences


On Tuesday 24 February, the German television show Frontal 21, a current affairs programme similar to the BBC’s Panorama, broadcast a report about the difficult working environment experienced by many young scientists in Germany, which has led to some of them pursuing academic careers abroad. The School of Mathematical Sciences at QMUL, where 9 of its 49 academic staff members have German passports, was presented as an example.

Posted: 28/02/2015

The School of Mathematical Sciences is excited to announce four fully funded and two half-funded studentships available to students commencing their studies in 2015.

Full details of the studentships and how to apply can be found here:

Please note that the deadline for all studentship applications is strictly Saturday 31st January 2015.

Posted: 15/01/2015

The School of Mathematical Sciences has made a significant contribution to QMUL’s excellent results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which saw the institution ranked 9th among multi-faculty institutions in the UK. The results of the UK based REF assessment reveal that 87% of the School’s research is rated as either 4-star (world-leading) or 3-star (internationally excellent), the second highest score among the mathematics departments in London. This includes our research outputs, impact of our research and our environment.

Posted: 22/12/2014

Queen Mary is proud to announce a new, 4-year undergraduate programme in Financial Mathematics, with the first student intake in Autumn 2015. This exciting programme includes a number of specialist modules in mathematical finance, numerical methods and computing, and is ideally suited to ambitious individuals planning a career in the more quantitative areas of finance and banking, such as financial derivatives trading, quantitative analysis, software engineering, and risk management.

Posted: 13/10/2014
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.

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
S. Ramgoolam (Physics)
Seminar series: Quantum Algebras
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 13:00
Jörg Neunhäuserer, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Seminar series: Geometry and Analysis
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 15:00
Stefano Boccaletti (CNR Italy)
Seminar series: Complex Systems
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 16:00
Adem Hursit
Seminar series: Queen Mary Internal Postgraduate Seminar
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00
Cornelius Rampf (Portsmouth)
Seminar series: Relativity and Cosmology
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 16:30
J. L. Hutton, University of Warwick
Seminar series: Statistics Seminar
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 16:30