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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

Launch of £10m Trinity Challenge to protect the world against future pandemics

C2D3 based in DAMTP, is managing the relationship of The Trinity Challenge with the University announced recently by Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor. 

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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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Pilkington Prize 2020

Congratulations to Dr John Taylor who has been awarded the Pilkington Prize in recognition of his contribution to teaching excellence.


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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

13:00 - 14:00: TBC
Cosmology Lunch

19:15 - 21:30: Title to be confirmed
Cambridge Statistics Discussion Group (CSDG)

Cosmology Lunch

14:00 - 15:00: TBA
Quantum Fields and Strings Seminars

Peter Whittle Lecture

14:00 - 15:00: Title to be confirmed
DAMTP Astro Mondays