 Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge comprises the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). It is housed in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences site in West Cambridge, alongside the Isaac Newton Institute. Many distinguished mathematicians have been members of the faculty.
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Some current members
 Stephen Hawking
 Michael Green
 Malcolm Perry
 Gary Gibbons
 Paul Townsend
 John Barrow
 John Papaloizou
 Alan Baker
 Timothy Gowers
 Frank Kelly
 Imre Leader
 John Coates
 Peter Johnstone
 Ben Green
 Béla Bollobás
Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) was created in 1964 under the headship of Sir William Hodge.^{[1]} It was housed in a converted warehouse at 16 Mill Lane, adjacent to its sister department DAMTP, until its move around 2000 to the present Centre for Mathematical Sciences where it occupies Pavilions C, D, and E.
Heads of department
 1964–1969 W. V. D. Hodge
 1969–1984 J. W. S. Cassels
 1984–1991 D. J. H. Garling
 1991–1997 John H. Coates
 1997–2002 W. B. R. Lickorish
 2002–2007 Geoffrey Grimmett
 2007– Martin Hyland
Statistical Laboratory
The Statistical Laboratory is a SubDepartment of DPMMS.^{[2]} It was created in 1947 with accommodation in a "temporary hut", and was established on 21 March 1953 within the Faculty of Mathematics.^{[1]} It moved in 1958 to the basement of the new Chemistry Department in Lensfield Road, and then formed part of the new Department (DPMMS) in Mill Lane on its creation in 1964. It occupies Pavilion D of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
Directors of the Statistical Laboratory
 1953–1956 John Wishart
 1956–1957 Henry Daniels, Acting Director
 1957–1960 Dennis Lindley
 1960–1962 Morris Walker, Acting Director
 1962–1973 David Kendall
 1973–1987 Peter Whittle
 1987–1991 David Williams
 1991–1993 Frank Kelly
 1994–2000 Geoffrey Grimmett
 2000–2009 Richard Weber
 2009– James Norris
Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) was founded by George Batchelor in 1959, and for many years was situated on Silver Street, in the former office buildings of Cambridge University Press.^{[3]} Currently, the Department is located at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge). Theoretical Physics (including cosmology, relativity, and high energy physics) occupies most of Pavilion B, while Applied Mathematics (including fluid dynamics and solid mechanics) occupies most of Pavilions F, G, and H.
Heads of department
 1959–1983 George Batchelor
 1983–1991 Keith Moffatt
 1991–2000 David Crighton
 2000–2005 Timothy J. Pedley
 2005– Peter Haynes
See also
 Mathematical Tripos
 Wrangler (University of Cambridge)
 List of Cambridge mathematicians
 Chairs associated with the Faculty:
 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics
 Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry
 Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics
 Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics
 Herchel Smith Professorship of Pure Mathematics
 Professorship of Mathematical Statistics
 Churchill Professorship of Mathematics for Operational Research
 Professorship of Statistical Science
 Winton Professorship of the Public Understanding of Risk
References
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Whittle, P., The Cambridge Statistical Laboratory up to 1993 (revised 2002), http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/History/2history.html
 ^ Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/so/pdfs/
 ^ "History of DAMTP". DAMTP. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/about/history.html.
External links
Categories: Faculty of Mathematics, Cambridge
 Departments of the University of Cambridge
 Schools of mathematics
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