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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.

Our Student Success Stories - Meet Sara Ayub Khan Majles
21 July 2020

"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.

Our student success stories - Meet Raghad Zuraiki
3 July 2020

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. 

 

Queens' Building, Mile End campus 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.

Topology sheds new light on synchronization in higher-order networks
28 May 2020

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.

 

Dr Lucas Lucasa 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.

When geometry meets art - In conversation with Giulia Ricci
23 April 2020

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. 

Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness
19 March 2020

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.

International Women’s Day – In conversation with Dr Silvia Liverani
2 March 2020

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.

Social networks accelerate cultural evolution in hunter-gatherers
2 March 2020

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.

Meet the Maths Society – In conversation with Lauren Charlotte Ormonde & Emily Pulford
28 February 2020

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.

Research image 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. 

Queen Mary Heads of School Visit by Queen Mary Heads of Schools strengthens ties with institutions and female academics in Mexico
6 December 2019

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.

School of Maths 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.

Dr Lucas Lucasa 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.

Workshop: Physics Challenges for Machine Learning and Network Science
2 August 2019

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. 

Bringing maths to the Festival of Communities
17 June 2019

On Saturday 15th June 2019 the School of Mathematical Sciences took part in the Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities in Stepney Green Park.

Queen Mary mathematicians work out how to predict success in show business
4 June 2019

Lucas Lacasa, Vito Latora and Oliver Williams have worked out how to predict whether an actor's career has peaked or whether their most successful years are yet to come.

Student displaying their summer school work 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. 

Abhishek Saha awarded Leverhulme Trust grant
22 January 2019

Congratulations to Abhishek Saha whose research grant proposal 'New investigations in automorphic forms: analytic and arithmetic interfaces' has been awarded funding by the Leverhulme Trust worth £293,685. 

Risk of developing depression and anxiety is higher in those with cerebral palsy
9 January 2019

A new cross-institutional study featuring Dr Silvia Liverani has found that the risk of developing depression is higher among people with cerebral palsy.

Diego Carranza and Juan A. Valiente-Kroon featured on Classical and Quantum Gravity blog
27 November 2018

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.

Primoz Skraba contributes to House of Lords forensic science inquiry
31 October 2018

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. 

Reto Buzano and Huy Nguyen awarded EPSRC grant
11 October 2018

Congratulations to Reto Buzano and Huy Nguyen whose research grant proposal 'Advances in Mean Curvature Flow: Theory and Applications' has been awarded EPSRC funding worth £613,000. 

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.

Mark Jerrum awarded Best Paper at international computer science conference
18 June 2018

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:

European Commission Logo 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.

Heilbronn logo 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

Network Dynamics of Innovation Processes Network Dynamics of Innovation Processes
25 January 2018

Our own Iacopo Iacopini (QMUL and the Alan Turing Institute) and Vito Latora (QMUL), researchers from the Complex Systems & Networks group  have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.  

News image 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.

School of Mathematical Sciences Hosts Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC)
10 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.

Meet the Bloggers
12 January 2017

ANNUAL LECTURES
21 February 2014

ANNUAL LECTURES
21 February 2014

C++ for everyone
13 February 2013

Ergodic Theory Meeting
13 October 2011

Researchers Night
23 September 2011

New Head of School
7 September 2011

Beyond Space-Time
5 August 2011

Academic Vacancies
14 April 2011

Recent media coverage
1 February 2011

STFC Grant Awards 2011
26 January 2011

PhD Successes
23 February 2010

To Infinity and Beyond
11 February 2010

Annual Lectures
1 February 2010

Drapers Company Prize
14 January 2010

Chiswell Symposium
10 November 2009