University and SCG Chemicals launch £1m SCGC-FIRST fund to accelerate sustainable technology development in the chemicals industry
10 November 2023
SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited (SCGC), part of the Siam Cement Group (SCG) and one of the largest integrated chemical companies in Asia, has agreed a major new award scheme to develop novel ideas and nascent research from Oxford’s laboratories into environmental sustainability solutions for the global chemicals industry.
11 September 2023
Researchers at the University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden and the Mathematical Institute have shown that the shape, size, and geometry of carnivorous pitcher plants determines the type of prey they trap. The results have been published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
3 August 2023
Samuel Johhnson, DPhil student in Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical Institute, discusses how research from mathematicians, biologists and social scientists is helping us understand swarming and harness its power.
24 July 2023
Six Oxford Mathematicians and two Theoretical Physicists and their collaborators have been awarded Frontiers of Science Awards for their respective research papers at the inaugural International Congress of Basic Science Conference which took place in Beijing, China.
5 July 2023
Professor Frances Kirwan has been awarded the Pólya prize, while Professor András Juhász receives the Whitehead Prize.
1 June 2023
Oxford Mathematician Frances Kirwan is the recipient of a 2023 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Award. The awards honour five eminent women scientists from five regions of the world.
12 May 2023
The first Maryam Mirzakhani Scholar, Marta Bucca, will join Oxford's Mathematics Institute in October. Launched in memory of the Iranian mathematician, the scholarship has been generously supported by founding and principal donor XTX Markets.
5 May 2023
Professor Alison Etheridge has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
21 April 2023
Congratulations to Professor Alison Etheridge (Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics) and Professor Marta Kwiatkowska (Department of Computer Science, and Associate Head for Finance in the MPLS Divisional Office) who have been elected as International Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
24 January 2023
Inspired by jumping insects, researchers from the Mathematical Institute have helped develop a miniature robot capable of leaping more than 40 times its body length- equivalent to a human jumping up to the 20th floor of a building. The innovation could be a major step forward in developing microrobots for a wide range of applications.
15 December 2022
The University of Oxford has been selected to help deliver the Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) for a further three years, as part of a multi-institutional agreement supporting cutting-edge research in the science of weather and climate prediction.
5 December 2022
A £2.48m gift from XTX Markets has enabled the endowment of a new DPhil scholarship at Oxford, in memory of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, paving the way for the next generation of female Fields Medallists.
25 October 2022
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announced this week that they have awarded more than £20 million for UK theoretical physics. The investment will benefit the Particle Theory group in the Department of Physics as well as the Mathematical Physics group in the Mathematical Institute.
11 October 2022
In an article first published on the Conversation, Graham Taylor, Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Biology, writes about the sophisticated techniques that Swainson's hawks use to deal with the 'confusion effect' posed by large swarms of their prey, the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat.
6 October 2022
Martingale is a new postgraduate foundation that offers full funding and multi-year support for outstanding UK students to complete STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) PhDs at leading UK research universities. The first cohort will be concentrated on mathematics.
26 September 2022
Whatever Hollywood might say, AI is not all about killer robots in a far off future. It is more mundane, more everyday - and much more ubiquitous. And thinking it just belongs in a sci-fi film is dangerous, since this leads to a sense it is not relevant or that it is even unreal. An interview with Professor Ursula Martin of the Mathematical Institute.
22 September 2022
Professor David Deutsch has today been named as one of four internationally pioneering physicists to receive the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on quantum information, while Professor James Maynard has received one of six New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes.
15 September 2022
The new study shows that a fast transition to clean energy is cheaper than slow or no transition. It was conducted by a team at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, led by Professor Doyne Farmer of the Mathematical Institute.
Oxford partners with the Optiver Foundation to launch new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in STEM
26 August 2022
The partnership aims to increase the number of women from low- and middle-income countries who take up offers to study Master's programmes in MPLS departments, with the first Optiver Foundation Scholars joining in October 2023.