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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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Wednesday 10 Mar 2021TBA

Anna McLeod -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 17 Mar 2021TBA

Thaddeus Komacek -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 24 Mar 2021TBA

Emily Rauscher -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 31 Mar 2021TBA

Silvia Toonen -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 14 Apr 2021TBA

Monika Lendl -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 21 Apr 2021TBA

Mariya Zamyatina -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 12 May 2021TBA

Andrew Winter -

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

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