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:
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.
the Seminar on Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory, which covers many of the research areas in the department: Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms, Game Theory, and Probability Theory
the Seminar on Operations Research, which focuses on theoretical research in areas such as optimisation, algorithms, game theory, and applications of Operational Research to real world problems
the Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar, which combines the Department's strengths in Financial Mathematics with expertise from the Department of Statistics.
there are seminars aimed at the Department's research students in all disciplines: the Lunchtime Seminar for students of Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory and the Financial Mathematics Reading Group for students of Financial Mathematics.
in addition to those seminars organised within the department, we also co-host a joint seminar series with several other London-based universities entitled The London Mathematical Finance Seminar