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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

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.'

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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

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ICML 2020: Mihaela van der Schaar Lab

Professor Mihaela van der Schaar's research lab has had 7 papers accepted for ICML 2020.  Mihaela is a listed author on all papers, which puts her among the top 10 authors at ICML this year (and makes her the top female author, as well as #1 in UK and Europe).  This also give her lab more ICML papers than any other academic lab in the UK and Europe.  This achi

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Elections to the Fellowship of the Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor Hugh Osborn FRS (DAMTP) and Jack Thorne FRS (DPMMS) on their well deserved elections as Fellows of the Royal Society.

Outstanding scientists elected as fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society.

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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


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Talks in DAMTP

Geophysical and Environmental Processes

13:00 - 14:00: Moduli Stars
Cosmology Lunch

DAMTP Astro Mondays