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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics is one of the largest and strongest of its kind in Europe. The Department currently hosts approximately 140 Academic and Research Staff and around 160 PhD students at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, a purpose-built complex in Wilberforce Road, Cambridge.

Research in DAMTP is loosely organised into eight broad subject areas: Applied and Computational Analysis, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Mathematical Biology, Quantum Information, High Energy Physics and General Relativity and Cosmology.  Many members of staff contribute to more than one area and this is regarded as a key factor in the continuing success of DAMTP. Research in each of the subject areas involves collaboration with strong groups nationally and internationally, and participation in numerous interdisciplinary projects and programmes. 

News & Events

Read more at: Launch of the Cambridge Initiative for Planetary Science and Life in the Universe

Launch of the Cambridge Initiative for Planetary Science and Life in the Universe

Today saw the launch of the new Cambridge Initiative for Planetary Science and Life in the Universe, which involves many scientists from Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Earth Sciences and the Institute of Astronomy, with the support of the School of the Physical Sciences.


Read more at: John Polkinghorne: 1930-2021

John Polkinghorne: 1930-2021

John Polkinghorne, who held the Chair of Mathematical Physics in DAMTP from 1968 until 1979, has died.



Read more at: Eric Lauga appointed as a Lead Editor for Physical Review Fluids

Eric Lauga appointed as a Lead Editor for Physical Review Fluids

Congratulations to Eric Lauga on his selection by the APS as a Lead Editor, along with Beverley McKeon (Caltech), for the Physical Review Fluids as of 1 February 2021.

Read more at: New Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM)

New Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM)

DAMTP is delighted to host the new Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM) directed by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar and co-directed by Professor Andres Floto. 


Read more at: Fernando Quevedo awarded 2021 John Wheatley Award

Fernando Quevedo awarded 2021 John Wheatley Award

Congratulations to Fernando Quevedo who is the recipient of the 2021 John Wheatley Award from the APS for 'sustained commitment and achievement in the advancement of physics and science in developing countries.'


Read more at: ERC Starting Grant PBSP: Maria Ubiali (DAMTP)

ERC Starting Grant PBSP: Maria Ubiali (DAMTP)

Congratulations to Maria Ubiali (DAMTP) for the award of an ERC Starting Grant PBSP: 'Physics Beyond the Standard Proton'

Further information about the award can be found on the ERC website



Read more at: CoVid-19 Corona Virus Update

CoVid-19 Corona Virus Update

Up-to-date advice concerning the CoVid-19 Corona Virus outbreak can be found on the University website

https://www.cam.ac.uk/notices/news/coronavirus-latest-guidance

 



Talks in DAMTP

Cosmology Lunch

DAMTP Astro Mondays

DAMTP Statistical Physics and Soft Matter Seminar

11
May
16:00 - 17:00: tba
Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

11
May
16:15 - 17:15: The Gödel fibration
Category Theory Seminar