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Department of Mathematics
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London School of Economics
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Research in the Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics Department is well known for its research excellence within its areas of specialisation, which lie in the applications of Mathematics to the Social Sciences and in Discrete Mathematics.

The Department's research staff work in a wide range of specific areas within four broad disciplines:

Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms

Financial Mathematics and Control Theory

Game Theory

Operations Research


REF 2014

The Department of Mathematics was submitted jointly to REF 2014 with LSE's Department of Statistics: 84% of the research outputs of the two departments were classed as either "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The most recent work produced by members of the Department can be found on our Publications page



The Department is home to the discontinued CDAM Research Report Series, which began life as the Mathematics Preprint Series in 1991. In 2009 the decision was taken to bring the series to an end, with more than 370 titles having been produced over the years. A list of published titles and information on how to obtain a CDAM Research Report is still available on the web.



The Department hosts a number of research seminars during term time. These include:

Details of all our seminars can be found on our Research Seminars web page.