Mathematical Sciences


Brand new Mathematical Sciences Student Centre to open in October

12 August 2014

Work has begun on a new Mathematical Sciences Student Centre as a home for undergraduates at the Mathematical Sciences department at the University.

University of Southampton Mathematics Challenge 2014

10 June 2014

Nearly a thousand students from 38 schools have taken part in the University of Southampton Mathematics Challenge and Senior Mathematics Challenge this year.

Joining forces with industry to help educate postgraduate students

2 June 2014

More than 70 postgraduates on MSc Operational Research and allied degree programmes in Management Science and Finance have been finding out about potential summer projects from more than 30 companies and organisations offering three month placements in 2014. Each one is an opportunity for a student to gain a real insight into how these analytical management techniques are used in the workplace and a chance for them to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

Mathematics Senior Lecturer Gerard Kennedy’s research featured in Actuary Magazine

16 May 2014

This feature article summarises a recent analysis by cause of sickness of UK income protection (IP) insurance claims, and the implications for insurers, undertaken by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) Income Protection Committee (published as CMI Working Paper 72). Analysis by cause is essential to the proper actuarial modelling and management of IP business and enables accurate pricing of products, efficient reserving and improved management of claims in payment, and better informed product development.

How Mathematics can make the difference to Formula 1 success

6 May 2014

There is more to winning Formula 1 races than having the best driver. Teams also need the best information to make judgements on the day. University of Southampton Mathematics graduate Neil Martin uses his analytical skills every day in his job as Head of Strategy for Ferrari.

European Space Agency appoints Maths researcher

15 April 2014

In November last year, the first Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop was held at the University of Birmingham, jointly organised by Universities Southampton, Birmingham, Cambridge, and the European Space Agency (ESA). Following this, Mathematical Science’s Professor Joerg Fliege was invited as to become a visiting researcher for the ESA.

Project prize winners 2013

Postgraduate students making a difference in industry

7 April 2014

The achievements of talented postgraduate students in Management and Mathematics who spent a summer working in industry have been recognised at a ceremony at the University of Southampton. Nine have won awards for their successful three month projects at their end of their masters degrees in Operational Research (OR) or Business Analytics and Management Sciences (BAMS).

Bringing research to life: University of Southampton at the Big Bang Fair

6 March 2014

Come face-to-face with an interactive rhino, marvel at the wonders of the Universe, make your own robot, crack a code, explore gravitational waves, or build a bridge out of paper and sticky tape and see how many chocolate bars it can hold.

New ESRC funded centre launches short courses and invites applications for Assistant Director

13 February 2014

The new ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) based at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce its first series of short courses, open to all, which are being organised as part of the CASS short courses programme.

The Power of Maths

16 January 2014

National energy grids occasionally suffer from catastrophic events leading to large-scale blackouts that impact on millions of people creating costly and dangerous disruption. EPSRC-sponsored mathematicians at the University of Southampton have been working with experts in power engineering at Durham University to develop new tools based on pure maths to help prevent and manage such events.