News in 2019
Bristol discovery reveals tractionless motion is possible
18 December 2019
In an article published in Physical Review Letters, Bristol scientists have answered the fundamental question: “Is it possible to move without exerting force on the environment?”, by describing the tractionless self-propulsion of active matter.
Applications now open for Chair and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor positions
16 December 2019
The School of Mathematics is seeking to make seven-plus appointments for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor and Chair positions.
Beetles, bees and aerial electroreception
10 December 2019
Two academics are working across disciplines to understand the physical and sensory ecology of arthropods with a new £820,000 grant.
Bristol statistician to present paper at NeurIPS 2019
5 December 2019
Dr Song Liu will present his work at one of the world’s biggest annual machine learning conferences.
COMPASS welcomes first cohort
14 November 2019
Twelve industry partners joined our new students at our Centre for Doctoral Training launch event.
Shepp-Olkin entropy monotonicity proof uncovered
11 November 2019
Professor Oliver Johnson has proved a 40-year old conjecture on the random distribution of a coin toss.
Professor Elmer Rees, 1941-2019
30 October 2019
It is with great sadness that we note the death of Professor Elmer Rees.
'Almost impossible' 66-year-old maths puzzle solved
19 September 2019
The sum-of-three-cubes for the number 3 has been solved by Professor Andrew Booker and MIT's Professor Andrew Sutherland.
Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved
9 September 2019
Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking ‘Sum-Of-Three-Cubes’ solution for the number 33, a team led by Bristol's Professor Andrew Booker and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old maths puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all - 42.
School of Mathematics moves into the restored Fry Building
4 September 2019
Staff and postgraduates have moved into the Fry Building, the new home for Mathematics, ahead of the start of term.
Silver medal for first-year Mathematics student
6 August 2019
Nikita Poljakov was part of the undergraduate team competing in the 2019 International Mathematics Competition (IMC), held in Bulgaria.
Congratulations to all our graduates
1 August 2019
Following the ceremonies this past week in the iconic Wills Memorial Building's, the School of Mathematics is delighted to welcome its newest batch of graduates.
Bristol awarded £8.4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes
11 July 2019
The University of Bristol has been awarded an £8.4 million share of £94 million funding announced yesterday by the Science Minister, Chris Skidmore, for the UK’s Quantum Technologies Research Hubs.
Students head to Bulgaria for the International Mathematics Competition
4 July 2019
The final team of students going through to the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) has now been selected.
Subjects at the University of Bristol are world-class, new league table confirms
26 June 2019
Research and teaching in key areas at the University of Bristol is among the best in the world, according to a new international league table.
Sally Emerson honoured for her contributions to education
21 June 2019
Final-year student Sally has won the Education award at the Bristol Student Union (SU) Awards.
Charles Cox wins Students' Award for Outstanding Educator
13 June 2019
We would like to wish congratulations to Charles Cox, Teaching Associate in the School of Mathematics, who has been awarded the 2019 Students' Award for Outstanding Educator, in the annual Bristol Teaching Awards, in recognition of excellence in academic scholarship and delivery.
Bringing maths puzzles to Cheltenham Science Festival
11 June 2019
Last week, several Bristol researchers took part in the Cheltenham Science Festival, showcasing mathematics through a range of innovative public engagement activities.
EPSRC Doctoral Prize for Maths research associate
11 June 2019
Research associate Dominic Verdon has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship.
John Martin Marstrand, 1926-2019
4 June 2019
Professor of Pure Mathematics, John Martin Marstrand, sadly passed away on the 29th May 2019.
Quantum software company co-founded by Bristol academic wins £750k investment
3 June 2019
A pioneering quantum computing company co-founded by academics from University College London (UCL) and the University of Bristol has received £750,000 investment from the UCL Technology Fund, along with co-investors Parkwalk Advisors and the London Co-investment Fund.
Maths PhD student through to Three Minute Thesis final
13 May 2019
Jenny Chakravarty is one of eight doctoral researchers through to the Bristol final of the Three Minute Thesis competition.
Creative Reactions brings together scientists and artists
1 May 2019
Part of the international Pint of Science festival, Creative Reactions features collaborative art inspired by ongoing research.
New insights into quantum measurements
29 April 2019
Mathematicians have shed new light on the process of quantum measurement, one of the defining, and most quantum features of quantum mechanics.
Exploring the poetry of mathematics
11 April 2019
Four members of the School of Mathematics are taking part in an innovative cross-disciplinary project sponsored by the Brigstow Institute.
Undergraduates prepare for the IMC 2019
8 April 2019
A team of six students are training for this year’s International Mathematics Competition (IMC), a contest which will challenge their grasp of pure mathematics.
Dr Andrew Booker solves the ‘Uncracked Problem’
2 April 2019
The number 33, one of two remaining unsolved integers below 100, can now be expressed as the sum of three cubes.
Students share their tips for good mental health
11 March 2019
In support of University Mental Health Day on Thursday 7 March, Mathematics students were invited to share their tips for good mental health and wellbeing.
New Computational Statistics and Data Science PhD open for applications
4 February 2019
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the School of Mathematics over £6 million to launch a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). University and industry contributions take total funding for the centre to over £10.5 million.
Welcome Professor Carey Priebe to the School of Mathematics
31 January 2019
Professor Carey Priebe, the School's inaugural Heilbronn Distinguished Visitor in Data Science visits from February 1st- April 30th
The School of Mathematics welcomes our inaugural Heilbronn Distinguished Visitor, Professor Zeev Rudnick
30 January 2019
The School of Mathematics welcomes our inaugural Heilbronn Distinguished Visitor, Professor Zeev Rudnick.
Sophie Stevens wins Alumni Association Award
24 January 2019
Sophie Stevens wins Alumni Association Award
New Alan Turing Institute fellows from Bristol
1 November 2018
Statistics Institute members win Turing Fellowships from the Alan Turing Institute.
International Workshop on Statistical Modelling to be hosted in Bristol
16 July 2018
University of Bristol to host international statistical modelling workshop.
University of Bristol to join The Alan Turing Institute
12 April 2018
The University of Bristol is one of two universities set to join The Alan Turing Institute.