State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction
Work has begun on the construction of a new building which will house the expanding departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The development is taking place on the Upper Mountjoy site of the University campus.
The Fields Medal 2018 awarded to Alessio Figalli, Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham
The Fields Medal is the world's most prestigious prize for mathematicians. It is awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) once every four years, to up to four recipients under the age of 40. The selection is based both on major early-career contributions and on the promise of future achievements. Mathematicians usually receive this award for solving an outstanding open problem or for developing powerful new methods for gaining novel insights into existing areas of mathematical research. The Fields Medal is often said to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Mathematicians (although there is no age limit for receiving the Nobel Prize).