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Press releases 2010

  • Higher Education Academy Subject Centres to Close

    16 November: The Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and the Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS) note with regret the decision, recently announced by the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Craig Mahoney, to close the HEA's 24 Subject Centres, and in particular the Subject Centre for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR).

  • Maths A-level numbers continue to rise

    19 August: The number of A-level Mathematics entries across the UK is up 6.2% on last year, with 77,001 students sitting the exam. The number of entries is now higher than it has been for 18 years.

  • How to Talk Maths in Public

    7 June: A group of mathematicians is hitting the streets of Manchester this week in a bid to win over shoppers and passers-by, combining the seemingly disparate worlds of mathematics and busking.

  • Abel Prize 2010 – the ‘Nobel Prize’ for Mathematics

    24 March: Today, the president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, announced that Professor John Tate, of the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2010 Abel Prize “for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers”.

  • Where will maths take you?

    27 January: The More Maths Grads (MMG) project is celebrating its achievements over the past three years with a Parliamentary Reception demonstrating the crucial role the mathematical sciences play in further study and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).