Department of Mathematics
  1. Representation Theory
  2. Mathematical Physics
  3. Mathematical Biology
  4. Events
  5. Research Grants
  6. Potential PhD projects
    1. Representation Theory
    2. Mathematical Physics
    3. Mathematical Biology
    4. Events
    5. Research Grants
    6. Potential PhD projects
Department of Mathematics

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.

Seminar series

Departmental Seminars 2017

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

Ran Levi (Aberdeen)

Neuro-Topology: An interaction between topology and neuroscience


Sarben Sarkar (King's)

Brane sigma models and solutions in M, M*, and M' theories


Apostolos Vourdas (Bradford)

Renormalization of total sets of states into generalized bases with a resolution of the identity: a cooperative game theory approach


Alexander Altland (Cologne)

Large conformal goldstone mode fluctuations in the SYK model


Tim Logvinenko (Cardiff)

Generalised braid category


Zlatko Papic (Leeds)

"Seeing" quantum integrability in the entanglement spectrum


Patrick Dorey (Durham)

"Breaking integrability at the boundary"


Andrey Morozov (Leicester)

"Towards constructing a mathematically rigorous framework for modelling evolutionary fitness"


David Vegh (QMUL)

"Chaos, integrability, and wave-turbulence"


Anotida Madzvamuse (Sussex)

"Recent advances in mathematical modelling of cell migration"

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