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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: ‘Slushy’ magma ocean led to formation of the Moon’s crust

‘Slushy’ magma ocean led to formation of the Moon’s crust

Scientists have shown how the freezing of a ‘slushy’ ocean of magma may be responsible for the composition of the Moon’s crust. The scientists, from the University of Cambridge and the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, including DAMTP's Jerome Neufeld, have proposed a new model of crystallisation, where crystals remained suspended in liquid magma over hundreds of millions of years as the lunar 'slush' froze and solidified.


Read more at: Donation to support Millennium Mathematics Program

Donation to support Millennium Mathematics Program

DAMTP would like to express gratitude for the generous donation of £100,000 from Huawei to support the ongoing work of the Millennium Mathematics Program (MMP).  This gift has supported the project’s work with schools, teachers and students particularly through our outstandingly successful NRICH programme, providing essential funding to enable us to secure key project posts for the 2021/22 year. https://maths.org/.



Read more at: Dr Daria Frank wins the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2021 Rising Talent Mathematics and Computer Science Award

Dr Daria Frank wins the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2021 Rising Talent Mathematics and Computer Science Award


Read more at: van der Schaar Lab: Million-patient study shows strength of machine learning in recommending breast cancer therapies

van der Schaar Lab: Million-patient study shows strength of machine learning in recommending breast cancer therapies

An extensive new study published on June 24 in Nature Machine Intelligence shows that a prognostic tool developed by the van der Schaar Lab can recommend therapies for breast cancer patients more reliably than methods that are currently considered international clinical best pra



Read more at: Ben Simons elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Ben Simons elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Benjamin Simons on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society

 


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

17
Jan
12:50 - 13:00: Welcome Talk
Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series

18
Jan
11:00 - 12:00: TBA
Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series