Student Support at the School of Mathematical Sciences
3 September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that life and study for all of us have changed in the UK. We have spoken with Simon Rawstron, Education Services Manager at the School of Maths to understand a bit better what measures have been put in place for students within the School for the new academic year.
Meet the Undergraduate - Nirusiya Sriskantharajah
11 August 2020
In this blog post, we had a chat with Nirusiya Sriskantharajah, Maths with Finance and Accounting student and Maths Ambassador. She discussed her experience at the School of Mathematical Sciences, she explained what she enjoys about her degree and also gave a few suggestions to prospective maths students.
"Queen Mary University of London has been the most important driving force behind my success," says final-year student Sara Ayub Khan Majles. After moving from Belgium to the UK with her family, Sara discovered her passion for mathematics and explored her skills while making the most of the many resources offered at Queen Mary. Thanks to the QMentoring programme, she also gained insight into the field of data science, which perfectly combined her interest in programming languages with her natural affinity to mathematics. Read Sara's success story!
Our Student Success Stories - Meet Ma-ai Elven
20 July 2020
We are pleased to share another student's success story. Ma-ai Elven, BSc Mathematics Class of 2020, talks about the positive impact Queen Mary University of London has had on her career development. From learning interview skills, improving the layout and appearance of her resume, as well as attending career talks, Ma-ai boosted her confidence and managed to secure a graduate role at KPMG.
Our Student Success Stories - Meet Andrea Rusu
20 July 2020
Andrea Rusu, BSc Mathematics Class of 2020, shared her success story with us. Despite the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting, our students' resilience and determination have allowed them to go above and beyond during these difficult times. We could not be more proud of them!
Meet the Academic – Justin Ward
15 July 2020
In this blog post, we spoke to Justin Ward, Senior Lecturer in Optimisation, who joined Queen Mary University of London in August 2017. He discussed his research interests, his aspirations while growing up, as well as the things he enjoys the most about working at the School of Maths. He also gave some good advice to students who are thinking of pursuing maths at university.
Our Student Success Stories - Meet Sasha Owen
14 July 2020
COVID-19 has sadly changed our plans and graduation ceremonies have temporarily been postponed. In the meantime, until events are permitted again, we decided to speak to some of the students who are expecting to graduate this year. Sasha Owen, BSc Mathematics Class of 2020, shared her journey of success with us: from the beginning of her university path to securing a graduate role as an actuary. Hard work pays off, well done!
Your first year at University
8 July 2020
Your first year at University is an exciting time but you probably also have a million questions and even some concerns. BSc Mathematics student Anna Veldman, going into her second year of study at Queen Mary, shares her tips to get the best out of your first year.
Meet the Undergraduate - Sema Guler
7 July 2020
In this blog post, we talked to Sema Guler, final-year mathematics student, who discussed her passion for the subject, the things she enjoyed the most about her degree, as well as the Bloomberg Market Concepts course she has recently completed.
Due to the current situation, graduation ceremonies have been postponed but we still managed to speak to some of the students who are expecting to graduate this year. Raghad Zuraiki, BSc Mathematics Class of 2020, shared her heartfelt and inspiring journey with us: from her time in Syria to her arrival in the UK, as well as her brilliant academic record in maths which, against all odds, led her to become the woman she is today.
Preparing for University
25 June 2020
In this blog, we asked first-year student, Amna Qamar, to put together some of the very best advice for preparing for life at university. Currently studying BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science, Amna talked about her overall experience at the School of Maths at Queen Mary University of London.
Meet the Academic - Gaik Ng
22 June 2020
In this blog post, we spoke to Gaik Ng, Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science at the School of Maths. She discussed her consultancy work before switching to academia and joining Queen Mary University of London. She also explained how her teaching practice has benefitted from her industry experience as an actuary.
Meet the Undergraduate – Anna Veldman
10 June 2020
In this blog post, we spoke to Anna Veldman, first-year mathematics student at Queen Mary University of London. She discussed her passion for maths and physics, her international background as well as the things she enjoys the most about her degree.
Like an orchestra playing in time without a conductor, the elements of a complex system can naturally synchronize with each other. This collective phenomenon, known as synchronization, occurs throughout nature, from neurons firing together in the brain to fireflies flashing in unison in the dark.
Meet the Academic – Lucas Lacasa
27 May 2020
In this blog post, we spoke to Lucas Lacasa, Reader in Applied Mathematics. Lucas, who joined Queen Mary University of London in September 2013, discussed his interest in complex systems, his passion for temporal networks, as well as his overall research work and the things he appreciates the most about working at the School of Maths.
Meet the Academic - Dr Oscar Bandtlow
10 May 2020
In this blog, we spoke to Dr Oscar Bandtlow, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. He discussed his academic path, his teaching experience at the School as well as giving advice to prospective students.
We spoke to talented Italian-born, London-based artist Giulia Ricci, who created a series of artworks in the recently-refurbished School of Mathematical Sciences building. She discussed her passion for geometrical patterns and the challenges encountered as an artist while successfully delivering this ambitious project.
Meet the Postgraduate - Amani Lahmami
20 April 2020
In this blog, we spoke to MSc Financial Computing student Amani Lahmami. She explained what she likes about her degree, as well as discussing her aspirations and plans for the future.
Meet the Postgraduate - Reith Brangier
9 April 2020
In this blog, we spoke to Reith Brangier, who is currently studying MSc Financial Computing at Queen Mary University of London.
Meet the PS team - William Ng
31 March 2020
We had a chat with William Ng, Student Support Officer at the School of Mathematical Sciences. He discussed his role focussed on supporting students throughout their university experience, but he also talked about his hobbies and interests, from going to the gym to watching nature documentaries.
Meet the Postgraduate - Stuti Malik
30 March 2020
In this blog, we spoke to Stuti Malik, who is currently pursuing MSc Mathematics. She discussed her passion for maths, what she enjoys the most about her degree as well as her plans for the future.
Meet the Postgraduate - Mateusz Dawidowski
27 March 2020
In this Meet the Postgraduate student blog we spoke to Mateusz Dawidowski, who is currently studying MSc Data Analytics. He spoke about the importance of data in today's working world and why data analytics skills are so sought after by employers.
Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion, which describes the random movement of particles in fluids, is widely used to model randomness throughout science. However, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium.
Meet the Academic – Dr Rosemary Harris
17 March 2020
In this week’s blog, we spoke to Dr Rosemary Harris, Reader in Applied Mathematics, who’s been working at Queen Mary since 2007. Currently teaching Introduction to Probability, she discusses her research interests, her teaching style and what it meant to her to be one of the winners of the Queen Mary Education Excellence Award.
In this blog, we spoke to Dr Silvia Liverani, Senior Lecturer in Statistics at Queen Mary University of London. To mark International Women’s Day whose theme this year revolves around taking action for equality, we asked her about her role in the EDI Committee at The School of Mathematical Sciences.
A new study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has shown that the unique social structure of real-life hunter-gatherers increases the rate at which culture evolves.
In this blog, we spoke to Lauren Ormonde and Emily Pulford, respectively Co-President and Treasurer of the Mathematics Society at Queen Mary University of London. QMMS is run by a group of students who are enthusiastic about mathematics and want to share their passion with the rest of the student community.
Meet the Undergraduate–Sameara Ali
20 February 2020
In this blog, we spoke to Sameara Ali, who is in the second year of her Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics degree at Queen Mary University of London and is currently undertaking a professional placement at Ernst & Young, before returning for her third year in September. She told us more about what it’s like to work in financial services and she discussed the importance of getting work experience while being a student.
Meet the Undergraduate – Xin Di Kwong
18 February 2020
In this blog, we spoke to second-year Mathematics with Actuarial Science student Xin Di Kwong. Xin Di tells us about her experience of the programme, her upcoming placement at Lloyds Banking Group and her plans to become an Actuary.
Maths Alumni Careers Evening
11 February 2020
On Tuesday 4 February, The School of Mathematical Sciences hosted a successful Maths Alumni Careers Evening.
The School of Mathematical Sciences celebrates LGBT+ History Month
11 February 2020
On Monday 10 February, the School of Mathematical Sciences hosted a film screening of The Imitation Game to mark LGBT+ History Month.
Meet the Undergraduate – Winsen Ng
7 February 2020
In this blog, we spoke to first year BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science student Winsen Ng, who discusses his experience of the programme, learning from experts in the industry and his plans for the future.
Meet the Undergraduate – Pabiha Arulanantham
31 January 2020
In this blog Mathematics and Actuarial Science second-year student, Pabiha Arulanantham, discusses her experience at the School and gives tips to prospective students.
Meet the Undergraduate – Joseph Michael Hinshelwood
27 January 2020
In this blog we spoke to Queen Mary University of London student, Joseph Michael Hinshelwood, who is pursuing his Mathematics and Statistics degree at the School of Mathematical Sciences. He discusses his experience at the School and his plans for the future.
Good connections key to startup success
15 January 2020
The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests.
Professors Boris Khoruzhenko, Head of the School for Mathematical Sciences, and Richard Pickersgill, Head of School for Biological and Chemical Sciences, have visited Mexico with Professor Teresa Alonso, Queen Mary’s Dean for International in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, to support and strengthen a number of Queen Mary University of London initiatives in the country.
Meet the Undergraduate – Nia Patel
2 December 2019
In this blog we spoke to Queen Mary University of London student Nia Patel, who is in her second year studying Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Professional Placement at the School of Mathematical Sciences. She discusses her experience at the School and her plans for the future.
Queen Mary mathematician wins international prize
21 November 2019
Dr Lucas Lacasa, from the School of Mathematical Sciences, has won the prestigious Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) prize in Formal Sciences for his work to develop new methods for data analysis.
A new home for our School
2 September 2019
The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary has a new home as the transformed Mathematical Sciences Building opens its doors this week.
Meet Giulia Ricci, artist for our new building
2 August 2019
Giulia Ricci is a London-based artist we have commissioned to create a series of artworks in our new Mathematical Sciences building. We caught up with Giulia to find out more about the project.
Join us on 3-4 September for Physics Challenges for Machine Learning and Network Science, a two-day workshop at Queen Mary University of London.
Congratulations to our 2019 graduates
26 July 2019
Over 200 students from the School of Mathematical Sciences took to the stage in the Great Hall on Wednesday 24 July to graduate in front of family and friends.
Creating the Universe at the Tate
19 June 2019
Dr Kathrin Glau from the School of Mathematical Sciences worked with members of the public on a collaborative mathematical art project as part of this year's Tate Exchange.
Free Maths Summer Schools for Year 11 students
22 March 2019
Year 11 Maths Summer Schools are back for a third year with applications now open
Maths students selected for Hiscox University Challenge
18 March 2019
Two students from the School of Mathematical Sciences will represent Queen Mary in the prestigious Hiscox University Data Challenge, a national competition for students to develop solutions to challeges faced by the insurance industry.
Celebrating women in maths
13 March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March we welcomed 70 guests to The Octagon at Queen Mary University of London for Women in Mathematics 2019, a day of talks and workshops supported by the London Mathematical Society.
William Ng wins President and Principal Excellence Prize
21 February 2019
We are delighted to announce that William Ng, Student Support Officer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, was a winner at the Education Awards and President and Principal's Prizes earlier this week.
A new cross-institutional study featuring Dr Silvia Liverani has found that the risk of developing depression is higher among people with cerebral palsy.
A recent article by Diego Carranza, PhD student, and Juan A. Valiente Kroon, Reader in Applied Mathematics, has been featured on CQG+, a blog by the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity.
Watch our new research film
5 November 2018
We're delighted to share a new film about research in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
Dr Primoz Skraba, Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Topology in the School of Mathematical Sciences, has contributed to a submission of written evidence to the House of Lords which has recently been published.
Adrian Baule joins editorial board of Scientific Data
10 October 2018
Dr Adrian Baule, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, has been invited to join the editorial board of Scientific Data, a data-focused journal from Nature Research.
Two-metre high Mirror Pillar on campus
28 September 2018
The School of Mathematical Sciences has been busy working to produce an exciting enrichment opportunity for students and secondary schools.
Mathematical Magic at Science Museum Lates
3 September 2018
This month's Science Museum Lates saw students from the School of Mathematical Sciences share their love of maths with hundreds of guests at the popular Science Museum event.
Study identifies how social norms change
6 August 2018
Social conventions, such as shaking hands or dressing formally, allow us to coordinate smoothly. But what happens when a new convention replaces an old one? This question is explored in a new study featuring researchers from Queen Mary University of London, City University of London and the University of Barcelona.
Congratulations to our 2018 graduates
27 July 2018
Former students of the School of Mathematical Sciences graduated in Queen Mary's Great Hall on Friday 27th July.
Prof. Mark Jerrum, Director of Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences and Dr Heng Guo from the University of Edinburgh (a former Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary) have been selected to receive a Best Paper Award at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), one of the world’s leading conferences in theoretical computer science.
Year 12 Maths Taster Days at Queen Mary
3 May 2018
Every year we offer FREE Maths Taster Days for A Level students (or equivalent), as a great opportunity to ‘try out’ a maths degree and get a better idea of what life as a maths student might be like before applying!
We have two Taster Days remaining this year, on the following dates:
MSCA Individual Fellowship award in the School
16 March 2018
Congratulations to Alex Fink on his recent success on being awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.
QMUL to join The Alan Turing Institute
19 February 2018
Queen Mary University of London is set to join The Alan Turing Institute as a university partner.
Queen Mary, along with three other new partners (The universities of Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester), will join the Institute's founding universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL, and will work with the their growing network of partners in industry and government to advance the world-changing potential of data science.
Maths Summer Schools for Year 11 students
8 February 2018
Year 11 Maths Summer Schools are back for their second year with applications now open.
Funding by the Heilbronn Institute For Mathematical Research
31 January 2018
Congratulations to Steve Lester for securing funding by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research
Thinking about a Masters degree?
17 January 2018
If you are considering postgraduate study, join us at our Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 7th February to discover the world-leading research, teaching excellence and support on offer at QMUL.
Non-Gaussian Power Grid Frequency Fluctuations
10 January 2018
A new work by our own Prof. Christian Beck, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions in Germany and Japan, has recently been published in Nature Energy. In this contribution the researchers study the time series fluctuations in power grids which result from several factors including dynamically changing demands, energy trading or an increasing share of renewable power feed-in.
EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences at QMUL
14 December 2017
We are delighted that the fourth meeting within the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences was held at QMUL on 12 December 2017, with external contributions by Professor Jonathan Pitts (QMUL and Director of Actual Experience Ltd), and Professor Graham Niblo (University of Southampton and Chair of Maths SAT).
Recent grant award in the School
14 December 2017
Congratulations to Pau Figueras on his recent grant success!
Pau has been awarded a Royal Society 'Research fellow enhancement award 2017’ with the proposal titled ‘Turbulence in conformal fluids’.
The value of the award is £103,992.
PhD Opportunities Day
12 December 2017
We are hosting a special event for all those interested in pursuing a PhD in Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.
Recent grant awards
13 October 2017
Congratulations to Oscar Bandtlow, Wolfram Just, Rainer Klages, Vito Latora, Silvia Liverani, Anna Maltsev, Arick Shao, Sasha Sodin and Juan Valiente-Kroon on their recent grant successes! The total volume of research funding awarded to staff in the School of Mathematical Sciences since August 2014 is £7.5m.
Ian MacDonald Award 2017
9 October 2017
This term we welcomed our largest ever cohort of PhD students, following substantial investment in PhD scholarships within the School.
Confirmation & Clearing 2017
16 August 2017
The 29th conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC) took place from Sunday 9 July to Thursday 13 July. The conference was organised by the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute and supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. More than 200 mathematicians from around the world attended the conference, many of them PhD students to whom we were able to offer generous financial support.
Athena SWAN Bronze Renewal Awarded
3 July 2017
We are pleased to announce that following our submission in November, the School was recently awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Renewal award until November 2020. Since our original Bronze Award in 2013, we have made significant progress in embedding equality and diversity practices across School activities.
Undergraduate Open Days
11 May 2017
PGR Day - 21 April 2017
26 April 2017
Year 11 Maths Summer Schools
21 April 2017
QMUL Geometric Analysis Day on 3 April 2017
28 March 2017
QMUL/LSE Colloquia in Combinatorics
8 March 2017
Meet the Bloggers
12 January 2017
Postgraduate Research Open Evening
17 November 2016
School of Mathematical Sciences Inaugural Ian Macdonald Award
10 October 2016
Undergraduate Open Day - 8th October
27 September 2016
Postgraduate Open Event - 31st August
30 August 2016
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - 20th July
12 July 2016
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - 11th May
6 May 2016
Postgraduate Research Day
6 May 2016
Women in Finance Networking Event
27 April 2016
Maths Taster Days - Applications Open
27 January 2016
Maths Society goes to Germany
15 January 2016
Institutional Membership of the Association of Women in Mathematics
18 December 2015
Neo4J prizes awarded to our top MSc Network Science students
8 December 2015
A new BSc programme: Mathematics with Actuarial Science
22 September 2015
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
29 April 2015
SUCCESS AT ANNUAL TEACHING AWARDS
31 March 2015
6 Mathematics PhD Studentships Available for September 2015!
15 January 2015
5 Mathematics PhD Studentships Available for September 2014!
19 December 2014
SMS Postgraduate Research Day 2014
28 April 2014
Making the Most of Your MSc
26 April 2014
BMC 2014 Funding for PhD students
13 January 2014
Tutte polynomial paper wins award
30 July 2013
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
29 July 2013
Postgraduate Research Day 2013 - Friday 17th May
16 May 2013
MSc Mathematical Finance Virtual Open Day
15 May 2013
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
15 April 2013
New vacancy in Applied Mathematics
18 March 2013
Professor Marcus du Sautoy to speak on 'The Secret Mathematicians'
20 February 2013
Mathematics: The next generation
19 February 2013
C++ for everyone
13 February 2013
Maths Magic at Mile End
8 February 2013
Combinatorial Probability and Statistical Mechanics Workshop
8 February 2013
Queen Mary Algorithms Day
31 January 2013
Post-doctoral research assistant on complex networks
26 November 2012
Workshop promoting collaborations between biology and statistics
22 November 2012
Matt Parker on the number 37
22 November 2012
PhD studentship in complex networks
20 November 2012
New PhD studentships available
5 November 2012
2013 Excellence Scholarships
24 September 2012
Mathematics: The Next Generation
2 August 2012
Research Studentships for September 2012
9 November 2011
Matt Parker awarded Josh Award
24 October 2011
GlaxoSmithKline UK PhD poster success
21 October 2011
Ergodic Theory Meeting
13 October 2011
23 September 2011
2012 Excellence Scholarships
23 September 2011
New Head of School
7 September 2011
Promotions and new appointments
2 September 2011
Student satisfaction increases
17 August 2011
5 August 2011
18 July 2011
New Professor of Mathematics
17 May 2011
13 May 2011
London Cosmology Discussion Meeting
11 May 2011
Royal Institution event
21 April 2011
14 April 2011
An Orchestra of Stars
11 April 2011
National Student Survey '11
16 March 2011
FuturICT and Social Mathematics Talk
10 March 2011
School of Mathematical Sciences Annual Lectures
21 February 2011
Put on your thinking C'App
17 February 2011
Recent media coverage
1 February 2011
STFC Grant Awards 2011
26 January 2011
National Student Survey
20 January 2011
Maths Careers site update
5 December 2010
Photos from the Speed Meet
18 November 2010
1st UN World Statistics Day
9 October 2010
Matt Parker article on statistics in The Guardian
2 October 2010
Science & Engineering Outreach Party
24 September 2010
Masters Extra - 1st Sept
21 August 2010
Mathematics in Literature
17 August 2010
Cassini sees snowballs form in Saturn ring
22 July 2010
Partition function paper wins award
16 July 2010
Maths Busking makes Big Bang
14 July 2010
2010 World Cup Graphs
9 July 2010
MP Abbott visits the faculty
4 July 2010
Mathematics in Literature
22 June 2010
How to talk maths in public
11 June 2010
Postgraduate Research Day
24 May 2010
2009 Gopal Kanji prize
4 May 2010
Making Sense of Statistics
30 April 2010
Intensive Course on Synchronisation
16 April 2010
Come to the College Comedy Event
11 March 2010
Cambridge Surfer Picture Competition
5 March 2010
23 February 2010
To Infinity and Beyond
11 February 2010
Paris-London Analysis Seminar visits QMUL
3 February 2010
1 February 2010
National Science and Engineering Week
29 January 2010
National Student Survey 2010
28 January 2010
APS Outstanding Referee
22 January 2010
Drapers Company Prize
14 January 2010
New look researchers blog
14 January 2010
4 January 2010
Voyage Magazines available!
4 January 2010
VISTA handover to ESO
4 January 2010
Boris Khoruzhenko gives his Inaugural Lecture
4 January 2010
Copson Lecture, St Andrews
16 December 2009
Eileen Eliza Colyer Prize
11 December 2009
"Shooting Stars and Hairy Stars"
3 December 2009
Professor Leonard Soicher Inaugural Lecture
27 November 2009
Matt Parker is a hit on YouTube
17 November 2009
10 November 2009
Mathematical Sciences Building Refurbishment
7 November 2009
Carl Murray on BBC News
3 November 2009
Dr Peter Keevash awarded the European Prize in Combinatrics
13 October 2009