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Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge

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Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge comprises the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). It is housed in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences site in West Cambridge, alongside the Isaac Newton Institute. Many distinguished mathematicians have been members of the faculty.

Some current members[edit]


Statistical Laboratory[edit]


Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics[edit]

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) was created in 1964 under the headship of Sir William Hodge.[1] It was housed in a converted warehouse at 16 Mill Lane, adjacent to its sister department DAMTP, until its move around 2000 to the present Centre for Mathematical Sciences where it occupies Pavilions C, D, and E.

Heads of department[edit]

Statistical Laboratory[edit]

The Statistical Laboratory is a Sub-Department of DPMMS.[2] It was created in 1947 with accommodation in a "temporary hut", and was established on 21 March 1953 within the Faculty of Mathematics.[1] It moved in 1958 to the basement of the new Chemistry Department in Lensfield Road, and then formed part of the new Department (DPMMS) in Mill Lane on its creation in 1964. It occupies Pavilion D of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Directors of the Statistical Laboratory[edit]

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics[edit]

Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics is based at Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) was founded by George Batchelor in 1959, and for many years was situated on Silver Street, in the former office buildings of Cambridge University Press.[3] Currently, the Department is located at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge). Theoretical Physics (including cosmology, relativity, and high energy physics) occupies most of Pavilion B, while Applied Mathematics (including fluid dynamics and solid mechanics) occupies most of Pavilions F, G, and H.

Heads of department[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Whittle, P., The Cambridge Statistical Laboratory up to 1993 (revised 2002), archived from the original on 19 December 2013, retrieved 30 April 2009
  2. ^ Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, archived from the original on 28 April 2009
  3. ^ "History of DAMTP". DAMTP.

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