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Durham University

Department of Physics



Winton sponsors prizes in Physics and Mathematical Sciences at Durham University

(9 June 2017)

Durham University is delighted to announce that Winton has sponsored five academic prizes in the University’s Departments of Physics and Mathematical Sciences.


The prizes being sponsored from the 2017/18 academic year are:

  • Winton Doctoral Prize in Physics;
  • Winton MSc Prize in Physics;
  • Winton Poster Prizes in Physics;
  • Winton Doctoral Prize in Mathematical Sciences;
  • Winton MSc Prize in Mathematical Sciences.


Professor Patrick Hussey, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Durham’s Faculty of Science, said:

“We are delighted that Winton have chosen to support a number of new postgraduate prizes in our Departments of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, which will celebrate the academic excellence so prevalent within our student community here at Durham.”




Winton is an investment management and data science company. The firm was founded in 1997 on the belief that the application of the scientific method offers the best approach to investing. Winton’s investment decisions are driven by statistical inference based on the empirical analysis of data, rather than instinct or intuition. By finding patterns in large volumes of data, Winton’s researchers build intelligent investment systems which evolve over time. Today Winton advises on over $30billion of client assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms. The firm employs more than 450 people in 9 offices around the globe.


Winton’s philanthropic arm, Winton Philanthropies, is a supporter of UK science research.

For more information on the prizes available please follow the links to the Departmental websites below: