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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 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.

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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|
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|.


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|.

Bernhard von Stengel BBC appearance

On 1 September 2014, 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|.


Paul Duetting: LSE Fellow
The Department wishes to extend a very hearty welcome to Dr Paul Duetting|, who joins us an LSE Fellow.  He has previously worked and studied at Stanford University and Cornell University.  Welcome to the team, Paul!


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 2014 at LSE. Click here for more|.


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|.

May 2014: Congratulations to Professor Martin Anthony 
Professor Martin Anthony has won the award in the category  “Sharing Expertise and Knowledge” in this year’s student led LSESU Teaching Excellence Awards. Read more|.