May 2022: Research Excellence Framework 2021
We are extremely proud that the quality of our research, which was submitted jointly with the Department of Statistics, has been recognised by the assessors in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). Overall, these outstanding results saw our submission to REF 2021 ranked joint 9th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences (based on Times Higher rankings). Find out more about our REF 2021 results here.
May 2022: Vacancy for Research Officer in Algorithms and Optimisation
We are looking to appoint a Research Officer to contribute to two research grant projects with Professor László Végh and Dr Neil Olver as principal investigators. Closing date 13 May 2022. Find out more here.
January 2022: New YouTube Channel
We are excited to announce our new YouTube channel is now live! It features videos of our public lecture events, research and other talks by the Department. Watch and subscribe here!
January 2022: Athena Swan Silver Award
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award by Advance HE! The Athena Swan Charter is a framework to support and transform gender equality within higher education. Find out more about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Department here.
November 2021: Haya Freedman Prize
Congratulations to our winner Guillaume Toujas-Bernate for winning the Haya Freedman Prize! The prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation produced by a student on the MSc in Applicable Mathematics. More information on the prize can be found here.
November 2021: Ailsa Land Prize
Congratulations to Kaiyun Wu for winning the Ailsa Land Prize! The Ailsa Land Prize is awarded annually for the best overall performance by a student on the MSc Operations Research & Analytics. More information on the prize can be found here.
September 2021: BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize
We are delighted to announce that George Waters, who took our MA318 History of Mathematics in Finance and Economics course in 2020-21, has jointly won the British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize. Congratulations George! You can read his essay, which has been adapted for our blog, here.
September 2021: German Operations Research Society PhD Prize
One of our new postdoctoral researchers, Dr Franziska Eberle, has won a prize for her PhD thesis from the German Operations Research Society! Congratulations Franziska! Find out more here.
August 2021: Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal
We are delighted to hear Professor June Barrow-Green, a Visiting Professor here in the Department, has won the Royal Society's Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture for 2021! She was awarded the medal for her research in 19th and 20th century mathematics, notably on historical roots of modern computing, dynamical systems and the three-body problem.
July 2021: Farr Prize Prize
The Farr Prize is awarded to the best performers in final year examinations for a BSc student in the Department of Mathematics or Statistics. This year, we are delighted to announce that Natasha Tai is the winner of the Farr Prize! Congratulations Natasha!
July 2021: IMA Prize
We are delighted to announce that Hamish Lai, a BSc Mathematics with Economics student, has been awarded the IMA Prize! The prize, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its applications, awards students who display an outstanding performance in the final year of an IMA approved course. Congratuations Hamish!
July 2021: Wynne-Roberts Prizes
The Wynne-Roberts Prizes are awarded to both first and second year students who have achieved best performance in their mathematics courses.
Congratulations to Jacopo Chirico, who is a current first year student on the BSc Mathematics & Economics.
For our second year cohort, our winner is Haoyuan Ma on the BSc Mathematics with Economics programme. Congratulations!
July 2021: Cyril Offord Prize
The Cyril Offord Prize for outstanding performance in mathematics is awarded each year to a student on one of the following programmes: BSc Financial Mathematics & Statistics, BSc in Mathematics & Economics, BSc Mathematics with Economics and BSc in Mathematics, Statistics & Business.
Congratulations to Natasha Tai, a BSc Financial Mathematics & Statistics student, on her amazing results and hard work!
July 2021: Joseph Abraham Prize
The Joseph Abraham Prize, named after an MSc Financial Mathematics student who sadly died in 2015, is given to those on the same programme who have shown outstanding achievement in their studies on the MSc Financial Mathematics degree.
This year we have joint winners! Congratulations to Sam Adamson and Alex Thornton for your amazing work and achievements.
July 2021: John Ying Wah Gibson Citizenship and Voluntary Prizes
Congratulations to Celine Mano, the winner of the Citizenship Prize, for all her hard work and dedication to society and the LSE community!
Also a big congratulations to Emad Naghavi, the winner of the Voluntary Work Award! We are so proud of everything you have achieved.
Details fo the Prize and Award can be read here.
June 2021: Department of Mathematics New Teacher Prize
Congratulations to Justin Gwee and Aled Williams for winning our Department's New Teacher Prize! We are so proud of all the amazing work our teachers have done this year for our students and the Department!
May 2021: In memory of Profesor Ailsa Land (1927-2021)
We are saddened by the loss of Emeritus Professor Ailsa Land who passed away on 16 May 2021. She played a pivotal role in the development of Operational Research and Mathematical Programming, and was one of the founders of LSE's Operational Research group. You can read more on Ailsa's life and work here.
April 2021: Vacancy for Research Officer in Algorithms and Optimisation
We are looking to appoint a Research Officer on the European Research Council Starting Grant Project “Scaling Methods for Discrete and Continuous Optimisation” (‘ScaleOpt’) working with Principal Investigator Prof László Végh. Closing date 5 June 2021. More information here.
November 2020: Ailsa Land Prize
Congratulations to Lisa Lentati for winning the Ailsa Land Prize! The Ailsa Land Prize is awarded annually for the best overall performance by a student on the MSc Operations Research & Analytics. More information on the prize can be found here.
November 2020: Haya Freedman Prize
Congratulations to our winner Morgan Bounds for winning the Haya Freedman Prize! The prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation produced by a student on the MSc in Applicable Mathematics. More information on the prize can be found here.
November 2020: Khachiyan Prize
We are excited to announce that Professor Jim Orlin, a Visiting Professor in the Department, has received the prestigious Khachiyan Prize by the INFORMS Optimization Society, recognising his distinguished contributions in optimisation.
November 2020: LSE100 Prizes
We are happy to announce that Zuzanna Palion, Manuel Valdez Alcazar, Xuyi Yang, and Andy (Chengyang) Zhu have received the LSE100 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the 2019-20 cohort! Congratulations to our wonderful students!
October 2020: BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize
We are very proud to announce that Arman Jena, a recent BSc Mathematics with Economics graduate, was a runner-up in the British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize. Congratulations Arman!
September 2020: John Ying Wah Gibson Citizenship and Voluntary Prizes
Congratulations to Julia-Huiyu Huang, the winner of the Citizenship Prize, for all her hard work and dedication to society and the LSE community!
Also a big congratulations to Jessica Thakkar, the winner of the Voluntary Work Award! We are so proud of all you have achieved.
Details fo the Prize and Award can be read here.
September 2020: DODU Prize
Congratulations to Bento Natura, who is the joint winner of the DODU Prize for the best talk of a young researcher for his talk titled 'A scaling-invariant algorithm for linear programming whose running time depends only on the constraint matrix'. The prize was announced at the SMAI-MODE Conference which took place online in September 2020.