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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: Have we detected dark energy? Cambridge scientists say it’s a possibility.

Have we detected dark energy? Cambridge scientists say it’s a possibility.

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, including DAMTP's Anne-Christine Davis and Kavli Fellow Sunny Vagnozzi, and reported in the journal Physical Review D, suggests that some unexplained results from the XENON1T experiment in Italy may have been caused by dark energy, and not the dark matter the experiment was designed


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: EPSRC Programme Grant Award on ‘The mathematics of deep learning’.

EPSRC Programme Grant Award on ‘The mathematics of deep learning’.

Congratulations to the team of mathematicians, statisticians and image processing experts from Bath, Cambridge and UCL who have been awarded a large five year Programme Grant worth £3.5M by the EPSRC on ‘The mathematics of deep learning’. This Programme Grant aims to put deep learning onto a firm mathematical basis, and will combine theory, modelling, data, and computation to help unlock the next generation of deep learning.


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

05
Oct
13:00 - 14:00: TBA
DAMTP Statistical Physics and Soft Matter Seminar

08
Oct
13:00 - 14:00: Black Hole Interior
DAMTP Friday GR Seminar

HEP phenomenology joint Cavendish-DAMTP seminar

Statistics

DAMTP Astro Mondays

Cosmology Lunch