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Pure Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London

Welcome to the Pure Mathematics pages at Queen Mary, University of London.

The Pure Mathematics group, part of the School of Mathematical Sciences at QMUL, embraces research and postgraduate teaching in Algebra, Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry, Topology, Logic, and Probability. With over 20 full-time staff, as well as postdocs and students, we are one of the largest Pure Mathematics groups in the UK, with a long tradition that goes back to such names as Kurt Hirsch, Karl Gruenberg, and Ian G. Macdonald. Current staff include Angus Macintyre (former President of the London Mathematical Society).

We are a vibrant community with several seminars during term time covering a range of Pure Mathematics. We also interact with groups at Kings, UCL and Imperial with joint seminars and we contribute to and take part in the London Taught Course Centre.

This page will direct you to information about our research, seminars, publications, and how to apply for postgraduate study here. You can find a description of our research areas here. More detailed descriptions of individual researchers' interests are found by navigating to "People" in the left-hand panel.

Postgraduates and postdocs

We welcome enquiries and applications from prospective postgraduates and postdocs. Use the panel above to navigate to the School's Postgraduate pages and the left-hand panel for Postdoctoral opportunities. In both cases you are also welcome to contact staff working in your area of interest.


We work closely with other groups in the School of Mathematical Sciences: Centre for Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics), Cosmology Gravitation & Relativity, Probability, and Statistics. Further information is contained on their web pages; use the panel on the left to navigate to these pages.


We have been selected to host the 2014 British Mathematics Colloquium, the largest pure mathematical conference to be held annually in the UK. Peter Cameron and Ivan Tomasic are leading the effort. More details can be found here.


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