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Mathematics plays a fundamental role in many aspects of modern life, providing the underpinning language and tools for a wide variety of disciplines and technologies. At Exeter, students will encounter a wide variety of mathematics covering pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and computation, and will be given the opportunity to explore applications in high-impact fields including climate, healthcare and industrial challenges.

As a department, we combine a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. We provide high quality teaching, supervision, pastoral care and learning opportunities designed to challenge and bring out the very best of our students' intellectual and personal skills.

Professor Geoffrey Vallis, Head of Mathematics

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Colloquia and seminars

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021TBA

Daniel Lecoanet -

remote 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 27 Oct 2021TBA

Hideyuki Hotta -

remote 10:00-11:00

Friday 29 Oct 2021Staying alive? - New physics at the LHC and beyond

Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez - Uppsala Universitet

Online 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 03 Nov 2021TBA

Raphaelle Haywood -

4th Floor, Physics + remote 14:00-15:00

Friday 12 Nov 2021Engineering and measurement of thermal radiation

Mikhail Kats - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021TBA

Hannah Wakeford -

remote 14:00-15:00

Friday 03 Dec 2021Secure communications in quantum networks

Eleni Diamanti - Sorbonne Université

Online 12:30-13:30

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