Department of Mathematics


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Using techniques learnt in astrophysics, researchers can now forecast drought up to ten weeks ahead

21 July 2020

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a system which can accurately predict a period of drought in East Africa up to ten weeks ahead.

Four outstanding students celebrate winning MacQuitty Prize

16 July 2020

An unprecedented number of students will benefit from the generosity of a Sussex alumnus after achieving exceptional final results.

Mathematicians warn of risk of complacency over herd immunity levels needed to halt Covid-19 pandemic

16 July 2020

University of Sussex mathematicians have warned about the risk of complacency over the level of ‘herd immunity’ required to stem the Covid pandemic.

Obituary: Steve Rogers

22 June 2020

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences technician spent 42 years at Sussex and was instrumental in the University’s local outreach work.

Obituary: Peter John Bushell

4 June 2020

The mathematics professor spent 37 years at Sussex and was the founding Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences.

An imminent lifting of Coronavirus lockdown not significantly more deadly than extending it by weeks

2 May 2020

Lifting the UK lockdown in two weeks would result in similar number of deaths in a second wave as if quarantine was extended to the middle of summer.

Understanding the mathematics of a pandemic

29 April 2020

A University of Sussex academic will explain the mathematics behind the Government’s Coronavirus response in a special online public lecture.

Coronavirus modelling: how should governments time one-shot interventions?

16 March 2020

New mathematical modelling from University of Sussex looks at a scenario when policy makers can make one single major intervention of short duration.

Doctoral Tutor presents poster at prestigious competition in Parliament

10 March 2020

Doctoral Tutor Daniela Koeck was selected to present her poster in Parliament at the prestigious STEM for BRITAIN poster competition.

Sussex mathematician co-editor of latest PLoS collection on mathematics of infectious diseases

10 March 2020

With an ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, it is essential for scientists to be able to understand how the disease is spread, in order to develop...

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