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'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirms

'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirms

MPLS Maths

It lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a fungus and lichen. But was the 'mysterious' Dickinsonia an animal, or was it something else?

£3m awarded to Oxford-led consortium for national computing facility to support machine learning

£3m awarded to Oxford-led consortium for national computing facility to support machine learning

Maths Computer science

A consortium of eight UK universities, led by the University of Oxford, has been awarded £3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a national high-performance computing facility to support machine learning.

Four MPLS Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

Four MPLS Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

General Physics Maths Engineering Award

Leading scientists from MPLS are among the recipients of this year's Royal Society annual prizes, announced today.

New Regius Professorship in Mathematics for Queen's 90th birthday

Maths Research Award

The Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford has been awarded a new Regius Professorship as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

Nigel Hitchin wins the Shaw Prize

Maths Award

Professor Nigel Hitchin FRS, Savilian Professor of Geometry in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford has won the prestigious Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for, in the words of the Prize Foundation "his far-reaching contributions to geometry, representation theory and theoretical physics.

'A new era in number theory': Sir Andrew Wiles receives the Abel Prize for mathematics

Maths Award

The work of Oxford University Professor Sir Andrew Wiles was celebrated as having 'heralded a new era in number theory' as he received the top international prize for mathematics.

Fermat's Last Theorem proof secures mathematics' top prize for Sir Andrew Wiles

Fermat's Last Theorem proof secures mathematics' top prize for Sir Andrew Wiles

Maths Research Award

The solution to a 300-year-old mystery has landed Oxford University Professor Sir Andrew Wiles the top international prize for mathematics.

Using 'mood maths' to understand more about bipolar disorder

Using 'mood maths' to understand more about bipolar disorder

Zoology Maths

Bipolar disorder – formerly known as manic depression – is a chronic, recurrent mental illness characterised by extreme swings in mood. The condition is thought to affect at least one in every 100 adults worldwide and has the highest rate of suicide among psychiatric disorders.

EPSRC Vacation Bursaries poster event

EPSRC Vacation Bursaries poster event

Physics Maths Chemistry Engineering

This event provided a great opportunity for students to share their project work, network and gain experience in presenting their work.

How do networks shape the spread of disease and gossip?

How do networks shape the spread of disease and gossip?

Maths Research

A new approach to exploring the spread of contagious diseases or the latest celebrity gossip has been tested using London’s street and underground networks.

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