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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


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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|.
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.


Research Seminars|

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

Students studying

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|.


Careers Networking Evening for MSc and final-year UG students|

In partnership with LSE Careers|, we hosted a networking evening with alumni of the Department on 21 October 2014. These former students have gone on to work at employers such as Barclays, BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Unilever, PwC, TeachFirst, and Unilever. Their roles include financial management, analytics, financial modelling, credit trading strategy, credit risk analysis, and international banking. 


Two One-Day Colloquia in Combinatorics 2014|
Upholding a tradition which first began in 2007, the 2014 Colloquia in Combinatorics proved to be a well-supported, engaging event.  Held across two days, six speakers presented at Queen Mary University of London on 14 May and a further six speakers presented on 15 May at LSE.  Full details can be found here|.


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|.


The Department is thrilled to announce that our alumnus, Dr Tom Lidbetter| (Senior LSE Fellow, Department of Management), has won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Operational Research Society for his PhD thesis in Mathematics (awarded from our department| in June 2013).  More details can be read here|.


New book co-authored by Dr Amol Sasane
Entitled "A Friendly Approach to Complex Analysis", Amol |has co-authored a rigorous and purposeful addition to the existing literature on complex analysis.  For more details, click here|.

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Departmental artwork unveiled
We're very pleased to announce that the art display of Dr Andy Lewis-Pye’s Royal Society prize-winning Flowers of Segregation model is now in situ on the 3rd floor corridor of Columbia House, outside Andy’s office – more information here|.

Prof Bernhard von Stengel BBC appearance

On 1 September 2014, Prof Bernhard von Stengel was interviewed as an expert for BBC's Newsnight on the "economics of the football transfer window". We followed up on Bernhard's experience in a brief interview, which can be read here|.