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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

Call to action on COVID-19

An urgent call has gone out to the scientific modelling community to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The call is coordinated by the Royal Society and led by a small group of academics including Michael Cates, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, and Julia Gog, Professor of Mathematical Biology.

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COVID-19: 21 DAY LOCKDOWN IMPOSED BY INDIAN GOVERNMENT LIKELY TO BE INEFFECTIVE.

A paper produced by Ronojoy Adhikari in collaboration with Rajesh Singh shows that the 21 day lockdown that the government in India has imposed is unlikely to be effective - there will be a resurgence of COVID-19 at the end of it.

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AI and machine learning in the response to COVID-19

Paper by Prof. Mihaela van Schaar introducing AI and machine learning methods that can aid the response to COVID-19. Find out more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/responding-covid-19-ai-machine-learning-mihaela-van-der-schaar/

 

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EPSRC funds new Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare Hub

We are excited to announce that the Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare (CMIH) Hub has been awarded £1.3 million funding from the EPSRC to carry out cutting edge research on the development of mathematical algorithms and theory for extracting information from healthcare data.

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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

 

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Talks in DAMTP

DAMTP Friday GR Seminar

24
Apr
14:00 - 15:00: Title to be confirmed
Statistics

24
Apr
15:00 - 16:00: Title to be confirmed
Junior Algebra/Logic/Number Theory seminar

Rouse Ball Lectures

27
Apr
13:00 - 14:00: TBC
Cosmology Lunch

27
Apr
14:00 - 15:00: [CANCELLED]
DAMTP Astro Mondays