School of Mathematical Sciences


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 24th 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

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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