Warwick mathematics ranked 21st in world in latest QS World University Rankings
The Warwick Mathematics Institute has been named as one of the world’s top mathematics departments by QS World University Rankings.
Overall, the University of Warwick has been named as one of the world’s top 100 universities for the study of 16 subjects, according to the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) examined 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities across the world.
The University of Warwick’s best performances were in Mathematics, and in Statistics, which were both ranked 21st in the world.
We are pleased to announce that the following students have been awarded prizes for outstanding achievement throughout their study. We wish them all many congratulations, and for those who are finalists, best wishes for their future beyond the Warwick Maths Institute.
Taylor Eeles, Sacha Grabner, Max O'Keeffe, Mathilde Leuridan, Xuanchun Lu, Tom McKenzie, Liam O'Neill, Sophie Peggs, Gianni Prenol
Caroline Series awarded the David Crighton Medal
Professor Caroline Series, FRS has been awarded the 2021 David Crighton Medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society. This is in recognition of her fundamental and beautiful results connecting geometry and dynamical systems, and her outstanding service to the mathematical community, including her pioneering work to support the careers of women in mathematics.
See full citation here.
Agelos Georgakopoulos wins LMS Whitehead Prize
Congratulations to Agelos Georgakopoulos for winning a prestigious LMS Whitehead Prize for his contributions to long-standing problems in probability and graph theory, using methods from combinatorics as well as probability, topology and geometry. See the long citation describing Agelos's contributions here.
Congratulations to our winners of Faculty PhD Thesis Prizes
Professor Matt Keeling OBE
Professor Matt Keeling has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List `for services to SAGE during the COVID response'.
Professor Keeling (Director of SBIDER here in Warwick) has been recognized for his major contributions to the national COVID response as a leading member of the SAGE and SPI (M) groups. We are proud of the contribution that Matt, along with the other Warwick members of SPI (M) (Louise Dyson, Ed Hill and Mike Tildesley) have made, both directly and through the Warwick Model.
Karen Vogtmann elected as Fellow of the Royal Society!
Congratulations to Karen Vogtmann for election to Fellow of the Royal Society for her exceptional contributions to science.
The full citation reads:
Vogtmann played a major role in shaping Geometric Group Theory. She was a pioneer of the modern approach to automorphism groups of free groups, one of the richest interfaces of geometry and group theory. She established an agenda that has guided spectacular developments in the field for thirty years, promoting the powerful analogy between automorphism groups of free groups, mapping class groups of surfaces, and arithmetic lattices in semisimple Lie groups. Her 1986 paper with Culler on moduli of graphs is a founding document, and her fundamental work on the cohomology of Out(F) and homology stability are landmarks in the field.
April 2021: Congratulations to Oleg Pikhurko for winning an ERC Advanced Grant
Congratulations to Oleg Pikhurko for being awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant. These grants fund leading researchers across Europe. The grant 'Finite and Descriptive Combinatorics', will expand the existing connections and build new bridges between distinct areas of mathematics focusing on combinatorial-type structures.
See the press release for further details.
April 2021: Maths PhD student Andrew Rout captains Warwick's victory in University Challenge
Congratulations to Warwick's University Challenge team on their victory in the 2021 University Challenge Grand Final. The Warwick team, comprised of Richard Pollard, George Braid, Owain Burrell, and captained by mathematics PhD student Andrew Rout, defeated Magdalene College, Cambridge. When Andrew is not competing in University Challenge, he is researching nonlinear dispersive PDEs and many-body quantum problems.
February 2021: Congratulations to our Maths Bloggers
Congratulations to Susie Gabriel (UG, 1st year), Nilusha Perera (UG, 2nd year) and Moh Huda (PGR, PhD) for their new roles as our official maths bloggers on OurWarwick. They will be sharing their experiences as Warwick maths students with prospective and current students through monthly blogs and vlogs. Please visit:
Susie’s blogs: https://our.warwick.ac.uk/profile/susiegabriel/
Nilusha’s blogs: https://our.warwick.ac.uk/profile/nilushaperera/
Moh’s blogs: https://our.warwick.ac.uk/profile/mohhuda/
They will be working alongside our veteran blogger Laeticia Junanto.
Laeticia’s blogs: https://our.warwick.ac.uk/profile/laeticiajunanto/