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A novel quantum breakthrough

Published: Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Tags: news_article

Hannu Rajaniemi, who obtained a PhD in the School of Mathematics in 2006, has published his debut science fiction novel, The Quantum Thief.

The Guardian interviewed him, calling the book this year's most exciting SF ...

Breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research

Published: Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Tags: news_article

Tibor Antal, a lecturer in the School of Mathematics, is a coauthor of an article in Nature Distant metastasis occurs late during the genetic evolution of pancreatic cancer on genetic clues on how pancreatic cancer spreads through ...

Prize visit

Published: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 Tags: news_article

Professor Colin Aitken recently played host to the winners of a mathematics competition in the Netherlands.

The Radboud University Nijmegen Mathematics Tournament has been running since 1992. It is for teams of pupils aged ...

Derek Arthur (1945 - 2010)

Published: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 Tags: news_article

Derek Arthur, a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics for many years, has died at the age of 65.

School of Mathematics Outreach

Published: Friday, 1 October 2010 Tags: news_article

The School of Mathematics is actively involved in Outreach and Public Engagement work. Please see our new web pages for details.

Reality show meets scientists

Published: Saturday, 25 September 2010 Tags: news_article

Two scientists, including School of Mathematics postgraduate student Pamela Docherty, have met reality: see the article in the September 2010 issue of the EU:Sci Edinburgh University Science magazine.

Welcome to new academic staff members in 2010

Published: Tuesday, 20 July 2010 Tags: news_article


SQA and A-level results 2010

Published: Tuesday, 20 July 2010 Tags: news_article

If you have been offered a place on one of our mathematics degrees but need to discuss this in light of your results you should contact our admissions officers in the College of Science & Engineering. Tel 0131 650 5737 email ...

2011 Whittaker Colloquium TOPOLOGY AND DATA Gunnar Carlsson

Published: Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Tags: news_article

The 2011 Whittaker Colloquium speaker was Professor Gunnar Carlsson of the Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology group at Stanford University who spoke on Monday,14th March on "Topology and Data"  Poster. ...

Heriot-Watt Honorary Degree for Professor Alastair Gillespie

Published: Monday, 5 July 2010 Tags: news_article

Congratulations to Professor Alastair Gillespie on the award on 24 June of an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Heriot-Watt University, The citation reads: Professor Alastair Gillespie, former Head of the School of Mathematics ...