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On special cases of the generalised max-plus eigenproblem

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The futurists of tomorrow may have cause to thank Professor Peter Butkovič and Daniel Jones: the two Birmingham mathematicians have solved aspects of a max-algebra problem that is linked to game theory.

New sperm research could lead to cut in infertility rate

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Sperm and mathematics don't appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows – but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility rates.

Nobel Prize awarded for mathematical physics research

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Former University of Birmingham scientists have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for research in topology which has paved the way for quantum computers and other revolutionary technologies.

Birmingham's Mathematics achieves a top ten ranking in the UK

Birmingham's Mathematics achieves a top ten ranking in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Mathematics at the University of Birmingham has risen seven places to ninth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as sixth in the Russell Group rising two places since last year's league table.

Student wins London Mathematical Society competition

Student wins London Mathematical Society competition
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The Women in Mathematics Day is an annual event organised by the London Mathematical Society for women in mathematics to meet together for a day of talks and discussion groups. The talks are given by female mathematicians from a range of disciplines and who are at various stages in their careers. The College of Engineering and Physical Science's Equality and Diversity fund recently supported Wei En Tan's, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Pure Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, attendance at the event. .

Mathematics in Industry Poster Presentations

Mathematics in Industry Poster Presentations
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Second year students from the School of Mathematics presented their work to business and industry as part of their 'Mathematics in Industry' module.

College wins two EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

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Two researchers at the University of Birmingham have been awarded funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards. Their research will look into sperm analysis and cancer detection.

New generic mathematical theory for a class of partial differential equations

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Our research into a class of partial differential equations has added up to a new generic mathematical theory for a class of PDEs

School of Mathematics developing international links with Jinan University

School of Mathematics developing international links with Jinan University
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The University of Birmingham hosted a delegation from Jinan University (JNU) in Guangzhou, China, on 20 October 2015 to develop a joint international education institute.
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