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Department of Mathematics

City’s Department of Mathematics brings together high-quality undergraduate education and an active research body of academics and PhD students.

The department has a good reputation for student satisfaction and enviable graduate employability. Our undergraduate Mathematics courses are carried out in conjunction with a range of other departments, producing a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject. The department’s research, in mathematical biology, mathematical physics, and representation theory, often conducted in collaboration with other institutions, regularly leads to publications in internationally excellent journals and presentations at global conferences.

The superb location of City’s campus provides excellent work experience opportunities for all students. The City of London financial district is home to leading international banks, insurance houses, corporate finance, accounting consultancies and the Stock Exchange. Many of our Mathematics graduates start and develop their professional careers in The City. The department is a supporter of the Good Practice Scheme of the London Mathematical Society, which is committed to working towards addressing the under-representation of women in mathematics in higher education.


The Department of Mathematics contains three research groups undertaking fundamental research in pure and applied mathematics:

Representation Theory Research Group

The representation theory group focuses on modern aspects of the representation theory of finite groups, algebraic groups and related algebras, drawing motivation from geometry, statistical mechanics string theory.

Mathematical Physics Research Group

The mathematical physics group focuses on quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, string theory and fluid dynamics. One of the distinguishing features of the mathematical physics group is its strong expertise on integrable systems.

Mathematical Biology Research Group

The Mathematical Biology group applies mathematical methods to increase our understanding of the biological world, and the central focus is on the mathematical modelling of evolution. There are three main areas of research: evolutionary game theory, cultural evolution, and the modelling of evolution on networks.


Here is a list of the academic staff who work in the Department of Mathematics. You can find out more about each member of staff, including their latest publications and their contact details by following the links below.

Seminar series

Departmental Seminars 2018-2019

Alongside a range of conferences and workshops, the department organises a regular seminar series. More information on past and present Department of Mathematics Seminars can be found here

Date Speaker
2nd October 2018Lorenzo Bianchi (QMUL)
9th October 2018Luca Dell Anna (Padova)
16th October 2018Andrea De Luca (Oxford)
23rd October 2018Pascal Simon (Paris Sud)
6th November 2018Eric Vernier (Oxford)
13th November 2018Pedro Tamaroff (Trinity College, Dublin)
20th November 2018

Paola Ruggiero (SISSA)

27th November 2018

Guenter Wunner (Stuttgart)

4th December 2018Petr Siegl (Queen's University of Belfast)
22nd January 2018Chris Herzog (King's)
29th January 2018Rouven Frassek (IHES)
5th February 2019Alastair Rucklidge (Leeds)
12th February 2019Radu Tatar (Liverpool)
19th February 2019Olaf Lechtenfeld (Hannover)
26th February 2019READING WEEK
5th March 2019Weini Huang (QMUL)
12th March 2019Ali Mostafazadeh (Koc)
19th March 2019 Misha Portnoi (Exeter)
25th March 2019Sat Gupta (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
2nd April 2019Seung-Joo Lee (CERN)