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Latest News

24 Apr 2023

Research workshop on “Nonlinear Dispersive Waves” takes place at the School of Mathematical Sciences

A workshop featuring 12 leading international researchers (from 7 different countries) as invited speakers has taken place at the School of Mathematical Sciences. This event presented a number of exciting recent developments in the broad field of nonlinear dispersive waves, with a particular emphasis on waves arising in the ocean and atmosphere. The workshop, organised by Dr. David Henry, was run on a hybrid-basis and achieved a global reach of over 60 participants from 17 countries (and 6 continents)—confirming the adage that mathematics is the universal language of science.
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Hamilton 2022
11 Jan 2023

Laura Hayes Hamilton Prize Winner 2022

Laura Hayes a 4th-year Financial Maths and Actuarial student has been awarded the prestigious Hamilton Prize in Mathematics for UCC for her results in the penultimate year of her examinations.
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16 Dec 2022

Mathematicians in UCC and TU Dublin awarded almost €1m in funding to solve deep sea mysteries

A research project led by Dr David Henry, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC and colleagues in TU Dublin has been awarded €916,000 by Science Foundation Ireland to investigate the science behind a nautical phenomenon once attributed to sea monsters and supernatural powers. Scientists believe that internal water waves, which are responsible for the so-called ‘dead water’ phenomenon, play a fundamental role in any meaningful description of large-scale dynamics of the ocean. An improved understanding of their behaviour is essential to developing our understanding of ocean circulation, and ocean-atmosphere dynamics, which are in turn fundamental processes underlying climate dynamics.  
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12 Oct 2022

Open Day 2022

The School of Mathematical Sciences will host an Open Day on December 5th from 2 pm in G05, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork. This will provide an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to find out about the suite of programmes run by the School of Mathematical Sciences.
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Welcome from our Head of School




Mathematics is the language of Science. The great George Boole, whose bicentenary occurred in 2015, was the first Professor of Mathematics at this University.  The School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC is made up of Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. It is part of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. 


The academic mission of the School reaches across the University, its research institutions and affiliated Medical and Dental Hospitals.  On the teaching side, we maintain an extensive curriculum serving the needs of a diverse student population — more than 2,750 students. Our deliveries include accredited undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Actuarial Science. The School has a tradition of community outreach particularly focused on stimulating interest in Mathematics among pre-University students. The Boole2School (B2S) project is a recent development in this area.


The School is committed to the realisation of excellence in research. The themes and areas of strength span a range of areas within the broad fields of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. Some of the research is pure and theoretical while other work is more application and data analytic in nature.


Dr. Kevin Hayes

Head of the School of Mathematical Science



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