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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.

Fri 02 Jul 2021, 10:02 | Tags: Mathematics, ranking

Congratulations to our Undergraduate Prize Winners of 2021

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

Thu 05 Aug 2021, 23:03 | Tags: Mathematics, undergraduate

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.

Wed 21 Jul 2021, 17:20 | Tags: People, Mathematics, Faculty of Science, FRS

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.

Sat 03 Jul 2021, 13:39 | Tags: People, Mathematics

Congratulations to our winners of Faculty PhD Thesis Prizes

We congratulate our recent PhD students on winning Faculty Thesis Prizes. The winners are (in alphabetical order):

Dr Stephen Cantrell (supervised by Richard Sharp)

Dr Christopher Davis, (supervised by Kat Rock )

Dr Christophoros Panagiotis (supervised by Agelos Georgakopoulos)

Sat 03 Jul 2021, 12:38 | Tags: People, Mathematics, Faculty of Science, PhD

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.

Sat 12 Jun 2021, 10:16

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.

Learn more from the Royal Society about this year's new Fellows and Karen's biography.

Fri 07 May 2021, 21:27 | Tags: Mathematics, Faculty of Science, FRS

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.

Thu 29 Apr 2021, 22:26

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.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 23:31

Congratulations to our Maths Bloggers

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:

Nilusha’s blogs:

Moh’s blogs:

They will be working alongside our veteran blogger Laeticia Junanto.

Laeticia’s blogs:

Tue 02 Mar 2021, 14:20 | Tags: People, Mathematics, Faculty of Science

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