This section will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and updates regarding Mathematical Sciences.
Investing in you: Mathematical Sciences
Loughborough University always values students’ feedback on their University experience. Over the past year, the university has undertaken various strategic actions and initiatives, reflecting its commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in education.
Scientists explain unique formation of ancient algae that evolved photosynthesis and oxygenated our planet
Scientists have for the first time revealed how blue-green algae – visible as the slippery ‘green slime’ in stagnant water, riverbeds, and seashores – weaves itself into large web-like structures.
Dr Kinga Morsanyi becomes founding member of the UK-wide Young Academy
Loughborough University is delighted to announce that four academics are among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.
Newton's apple tree continues to bloom on campus two years after planting
Just over two years ago the Department of Mathematical Sciences celebrated the planting of a direct descendant from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree. Two years on, thanks to the dedication of the campus Gardens team, the tree is blooming and growing well.
Distinguished Loughborough Alumnus to give careers Q&A
One of Loughborough’s most successful graduates, Dipesh Patel, will be sharing his career insights and work in leadership, tech, AI and internet of things in this one-off online Careers Q&A which is open to all students and staff to attend on Thursday 25 February, 5.00pm-5.45pm.
Professor Robin Hudson passed away on 12th January 2021
It is with great sadness we have to inform that Professor Robin Hudson passed away at home on 12th January 2021 after a long illness. Professor Hudson had been with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University from 2005, first as a part-time Professor, and then as a Visiting Professor.
Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms
Biofilms are central to our most important global challenges – from antimicrobial resistance and food safety, to water security – and they have a significant economic, social, and environmental impact.
New theory for how snowflakes grow
Scientists have discovered what drives the delicate and complex microcosm of tiny terraces, pyramids and craters found on the surface of ice. These miniature structures, hidden beneath a thin premelting layer of water, develop and evolve because of a dynamic interplay between the gas, liquid and solid phases – which exist simultaneously.
Loughborough University in the top three UK universities on StudentCrowd
Loughborough has been announced as one of the top three universities in the UK, as voted for by students on StudentCrowd, a website that enables students to give feedback on their university experience and provide information for prospective students.
Girls into STEM residential goes online
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Loughborough's annual Girls Into STEM event was moved online and opened out nationally to Year 9, 10 and 11 students interested in learning more about STEM subjects. It aimed to demonstrate where STEM careers can lead, provide information about university life and give participants advice on choosing their future options. 400 students took part.
Loughborough University awarded OfS funding to develop AI and data science conversion courses
Loughborough University has been named as one of eighteen successful recipients of funding from the Office for Students (OfS) to launch conversion courses specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
Maths academic awarded £1.25m to design 'living' micro-machines that self-assemble in biological environments
Dr Tyler Shendruk of the Mathematical Science department has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for a five-year study that aims to replicate some of the fascinating behaviours displayed by biological molecules and microorganisms, and design a new class of man-made materials.
New mathematics research centre aims to boost UK's poor understanding of the subject
Loughborough University has announced it is to establish a new research centre focused on improving the way mathematics is taught in schools and colleges. The Centre for Mathematical Cognition (CMC) will be based at the Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) – one of the most successful groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK.
New online tool will help teachers support preterm children who develop special educational needs as they get older
A new online tool developed by researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, Ulster University and University College London aims to increase primary teachers’ awareness of the link between preterm birth and educational difficulties as well as give practical teaching advice for helping those most at risk.
The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) has named a Loughborough Reader as their Prize Lecturer for 2019
Dr Camilla Gilmore, a Reader in Mathematical Cognition, has been named Prize Lecturer for 2019 by the Experimental Psychology Society. Dr Gilmore will give her EPS lecture in July 2020 at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting in Swansea.
Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture. She will discuss her journey to becoming a space scientist, and how advances in the space industry will change our everyday lives.
Universities Minister visits Loughborough as part of British Science Week
Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March. Tying in with the start of British Science Week, the minister was interested to learn more about Loughborough’s pioneering STEM teaching and research facilities.
Institute of Advanced Studies invites Fields Medallist and algebraic geometry expert to Loughborough
Professor Caucher Birkar visited the University on Friday 15 March to present a lecture titled ‘Log Calabi-Yau fibrations’, as part of the Kodaira weekend workshop in Algebraic Geometry hosted by the IAS. The Kodaira weekend workshop formed part of the IAS Geometry Theme, led by Dr Hamid Ahmadinezhad from the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The National Student Survey is now open
The National Student Survey (NSS) – an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough – is now open. We encourage finalists to take part in the survey. Your feedback helps us continue to develop and improve the Loughborough student experience.
Geometry and art comes together through University exhibition
A new exhibition at the University focusing on geometry is now on display featuring the original works of two artists. Inspired by Geometry – led by the Institute of Advanced Studies - traces the unifying thread of geometric influences that binds together art, design and mathematics.
Mathematician awarded £203k funding for research that looks to expand our knowledge of complex geometric shapes
Dr Elisa Postinghel, of the School of Science, has been named a recipient of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) New Investigator Award and has been provided with funding of £203,354 to develop new mathematical methods to describe and classify shapes in four or more dimensions.