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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 25 May 2022Gaussian processes and physical stellar properties

Belinda Nicholson -

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

Thursday 26 May 2022[Journal Club] - TBD

Claire Davies -

4th floor interaction area 11:15-11:45

Wednesday 01 Jun 2022So many Suns, so many Earths? From discs and dust to pebbles, planetesimals, planets and people

Sebastiaan Krijt -

Building:One Constantine Leventis Teaching Room & + remote 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 15 Jun 2022TBA

Christopher Clark -

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

Wednesday 22 Jun 2022TBA

Alejandro Suarez Mascareno -

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

Thursday 23 Jun 2022[Journal Club] - TBA

Ollie Lewis - University of Exeter

4th floor interaction are 11:15-11:45

Wednesday 29 Jun 2022TBA

Diego Lorenzo-Oliveira -

4th Floor Physic + remote 14:00-15:00

Thursday 30 Jun 2022[Journal Club] - TBA

Jake Eager -

4th floor interaction area 11:15-11:45

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