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Department of Mathematics
Columbia House
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE, UK

 

Email: maths.info@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)207 955 7732/7925
Connect with LSE Maths: Twitter

 

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The LSE Department of Mathematics is internationally recognised for its teaching and research. Located within a world-class social science institution, the Department aims to be a leading centre for Mathematics in the Social Sciences.

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The research strengths of the Department are in Discrete Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Game Theory and applications of Mathematics to the Social Sciences. You can find out more about our research by clicking here.
 
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"The London School of Economics has the highest proportion of "world-leading" research among UK universities..."

The results for REF 2014 have now been published. Click here to find out how the Department and the School overall performed.

 
Recent research publications

Recent Publications

A list of recent research publications of the staff (and PhD students) of the Department can be found on our Publications page.

 
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Research Seminars

The Department hosts regular well-attended research seminars during term-time covering topics in all our main research areas.

 
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Current Students

You can find information about our course modules, including links to the course materials hosted on Moodle, and lecturers' and class teachers' office hours by clicking here.

 
Frank Wilczek

A Beautiful Question: finding nature's deep design

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2015
Speaker: Professor Frank Wilczek
Chair: Professor Bernhard von Stengel

World-class physicist and Nobel laureate Professor Frank Wilczek (MIT) discussed his new book, "A Beautiful Question", which argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that had guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. A Beautiful Question is the culmination of Wilczek's life work, a work that looks to combine the age-old quest for beauty with the age-old quest for truth.The press release can be read here.

The event was chaired by Professor Bernhard von Stengel.  The podcast for this event is now available here, the video of the lecture can be viewed here  and photographs taken by Dr Tugkan Batu can be seen
here.

 
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Workshop on Search Games and Rendezvous
The Shard, Warwick Business School London Campus
July 6 and 7, 2015

Speakers:

Shmuel Gal (Haifa, Israel)
Robbert Fokkink (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Thomas Lidbetter (LSE, UK)
Noemi Zoroa (Murcia, Spain)

Organisers:

Steve Alpern, ORMS Group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.  steve.alpern@wbs.ac.uk
Thomas Lidbetter, LSE, t.r.lidbetter@lse.ac.uk

Talks on all topics related to search and patrolling, including predator-prey games, were welcome. Rendezvous problems were also covered.

 

2015 Colloquia in Combinatorics

The 2015 Colloquia in Combinatorics took take place on 13-14 May, jointly hosted by the LSE Mathematics Department and Queen Mary, University of London. This event offered the opportunity to hear talks by both prominent and promising mathematicians from the UK and abroad, on a variety of topics within the broad field of combinatorics and related areas. Full details can be found here.

Organisers: Jozef Skokan (LSE), Robert Johnson (QMUL) and David Ellis (QMUL)

 
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Methods Programme Open Evening

The Methods Programme Open Evening on 29 April provided students with the opportunity to learn more about the courses offered on the Methods Summer Programme, to discuss priorities face-to-face with relevant LSE faculty and to find out more about what the LSE can offer this summer.

The Programme includes ME106 Real Analysis, taught by Dr Eleni Katirtzoglou (Department of Mathematics)

 
LSE teaching awards 2015

Prizewinners aplenty!

Summer Term is a time for celebration and we're very pleased to announce the following winners in 2015:

  • LSE Teaching Promotion Awards: Dr Amol Sasane was promoted to Professor in recognition of his exemplary contributions to teaching and to the Department.
  • LSE Class Teacher Awards: Elisabeth Grieger, Matthew Jenssen, Philip Johnson, Tony Whelan and Georgios Zouros were nominated by our department in recognition of the special contribution made to teaching.
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Prize Shyamal Patel, BSc Mathematics and Economics, is this year’s Joint Winner of the IMA Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Final Year of an Institute of Mathematics and its Applications approved course.
  • The Cyril Offord Prize 2015 for outstanding performance in Mathematics was awarded to Jeremy MacRae, BSc Mathematics and Economics.

Full details of all prizes can be found here.

 
Blog

Maths at LSE blog launches!

We're very excited to announce the launch of our research blog, 'Maths at LSE'! The core mission of this blog is to increase public awareness and understanding of the research we undertake within our Department. Blog entries will highlight news and views on the work of our academic colleagues, both those based here in the Department and our esteemed guests. Take a look here.

 
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2015 Colloquia in Combinatorics

The 2015 Colloquia in Combinatorics took take place on 13-14 May, jointly hosted by the LSE Mathematics Department and Queen Mary, University of London. This event offered the opportunity to hear talks by both prominent and promising mathematicians from the UK and abroad, on a variety of topics within the broad field of combinatorics and related areas. Full details can be found here.

Organisers: Jozef Skokan (LSE), Robert Johnson (QMUL) and David Ellis (QMUL)

 
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Dr Paul Dütting presents “Spectrum Auction” poster in Parliament

Dr Paul Dütting, our LSE Fellow, presented his poster “Spectrum auctions: Greed is good,… if you do it well!” at SET for Britain 2015 on 9 March at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. find out all about the event here.

 
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The Department of Mathematics joins Twitter

We're very excited to have launched our Twitter account.  Come and follow us: @LSEMaths. There'll be more social media developments coming in the next few weeks so please keep checking back.