Welcome to Maths
Discover more about the Department of Mathematics and what it means to study here at Manchester.
Welcome to Maths 26th March 2020
In this historical feature we explore Sydney Goldstein (1903-1989) and his influential work. Sydney Goldstein made fundamental contributions in fluid dynamics, especially aerodynamics. After his studies at Leeds and Cambridge, Goldstein became a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1929. In the same year he was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics at Manchester, where the […]
Welcome to Maths 24th March 2020
In this historical feature we explore Frank Adams (1930-1989) and his influential work. J Frank Adams made fundamental advances in algebraic topology. He wrote five extremely influential textbooks on the subject and was one of the founders of stable homotopy theory. After studying in Cambridge, Adams moved to Oxford as a Junior Lecturer. In 1957 […]
Welcome to Maths 16th March 2020
In this historical feature we explore Hanna Neumann (1914-1971) and her influential work. Hanna Neumman (born von Caemmerer, 1914) was a prominent group theorist, most well known for her work on varieties of groups. She was an eminent mathematician, and at the same time the mother of five children (almost all of whom went on […]
Welcome to Maths 6th March 2020
In this historical feature we explore Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912-2014) and her influential work. Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw was a mathematician, politician and astronomer. In 1945 Dame Kathleen completed her doctorate at Somerville College, Oxford, on Critical Lattices. She wrote five original research papers that were sufficient for her to earn her DPhil degree without the […]
Welcome to Maths 5th March 2020
In this historical feature we explore Alan Turing (1912-1954) and his influential work. Alan Turing is considered to be the father of modern computing and artificial intelligence. His concept of the Turing machine is still one of the most widely examined theories of computation. His early work was undertaken at King’s College, Cambridge where he […]
Welcome to Maths 20th November 2019
Discover the generous nature of mathematics genius Alan Turing, who helped others less fortunate throughout his life – including sponsoring a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi oppression.
Welcome to Maths 22nd August 2019
Read all about the extraordinary life of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a woman who did so much for maths, Manchester, the advancement of women and so much more.
Welcome to Maths 15th July 2019
Alan Turing will appear on the new £50 banknote in honour of his work at Bletchley Park and his role in artificial intelligence and modern computing.
Welcome to Maths 13th May 2019
Discover the fascinating story of mathematician James Lighthill – an influential figure in aeroacoustics who has a building named after him at The University of Manchester.
Welcome to Maths 7th March 2016
Exam season, without a doubt, is one of the most stressful periods of University life! It is physically and mentally exhausting, even if you’re the most organised person in the world! But, having said that, it’s not a challenge one can’t overcome! Especially if you’re at the University of Manchester, where everyone is so lovely […]