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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


Click here| for information on how to get to LSE using public transport and maps of the campus



The LSE Mathematics Department 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|.
Recent research publications

Recent Publications|

A list of recent research publications of the staff (and PhD students) of the Mathematics 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|.


Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics 2014|
Speakers for the 2014 Colloquia in Combinatorics have now been announced.  Held across two days, with six speakers presenting at Queen Mary University of London on 14 May and a further six speakers presenting on 15 May at LSE, please click here |for more information.


The first Institute of Mathematics (IMA) International Conference will take place on 10-12 September 2014 at the Glasgow Caledonian University.  Meena Kotecha, will co-chair the conference on "Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths: Enhancing Learning and Teaching for All Learners".  Full event details can be found here|.


ESRC Workshop on Algorithmic Game Theory|

Professor Bernhard von Stengel organised an ESRC Workshop on 17-18 October 2013.  15 speakers presented over the course of two days on LSE campus.  Full event details of the event can be found here|.


Additional places for Undergraduate students for 2014
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that it has been allocated 35 extra places for students beginning the BSc Mathematics and Economics or the BSc Mathematics with Economics| in October 2014. Further general information for prospective LSE students is available on the Undergraduate admissions page|.

Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today

The Department is pleased to report that two of its undergraduate students, Max Brozynski and Karl Hallgren, presented papers at the Undergraduate Mathematics Conference “Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today” on 15 February 2014 at the University of Surrey. Read more about the conference and their papers|.

Fraxinus |– LSE staff member soundtracks online game

David Scott, Department Manager in Mathematics (but currently on a year’s sabbatical) has recently written the music to soundtrack an online game designed to help in the fight against dieback in ash trees, called ‘Fraxinus|’.  For information, click here|.


Most Elegant Snowflake Competition 2013
Our PhD students participated in a little light Christmas relief as the end of Michaelmas Term neared, creating the most fantastical paper snowflakes for our departmental grotto.  Take a look at the competition and results here|.


Further PhD success: congratulations to Alexey!
Adding to our glut of completions over the summer of 2013, we are now very pleased and proud to announce that Alexey Pokrovskiy| has been awarded his PhD in Mathematics.  Details of his thesis and supervisors can be found on the PhD "Roll of Honour|".  Congratulations Dr Pokrovskiy!


Maths Department achieves Gold Excellence in Green Impact|
We're delighted to announce that the Mathematics Department achieved a Gold Excellence Award for its contribution to 'greening' LSE at the Green Impact Awards 2013 at LSE. Of particular note is the current project to introduce sustainability into the curriculum, which has secured funding from LSE's Sustainable Projects Funds, and which will focus on finding connections between concepts in sustainability and the mathematics being taught in courses MA100 and MA107. The department also won an award for its recycling (100% perfectly sorted in a spot-check), and Department Manager David Scott was given a special award for 'outstanding contribution to sustainability at LSE'. Click here for more|