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  • Laura Hayes Hamilton Prize Winner 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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  • Mathematicians in UCC and TU Dublin awarded almost €1m in funding to solve deep sea mysteries

    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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  • Open Day 2022

    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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  • SOMS Summer Outreach Activities

    26 Sep 2022
    SOMS Summer Outreach Activities

    During Summer 2022, school students from across the country were able to participate in a series of interactive mathematical activities organised by staff and students of the School of Mathematical Sciences. These came as an extension of the UCC Mathematics Enrichment programme, which had run during January – May 2022, with 200 registered participants from secondary schools in the Munster region.  The summer activities included two main type of events:

    • Maths Camps for Junior cycle secondary school students, run by students Aaron Jacob McGee, Eva Leahy, Thomas Francis Quinlan, Lukas Boschet and David Fox, with planning and support offered by Anca Mustata.
    • Mathematics Olympiad Training camps, both onsite and offsite, in preparation for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). These were offered to students in junior and senior cycle who were the top performers in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad. UCC lecturers Anca and Andrei Mustata contributed both onsite and offsite in Norway.

    Below is a more detailed account of these events:

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  • Scientists uncover a hidden force governing the survival of deep sea life

    09 Sep 2022
    Scientists uncover a hidden force governing the survival of deep sea life
    • New study finds that the position of the continents plays a vital role in the distribution of life-supporting oxygen in our oceans.  
    • The movement of the continents over many millions of years could have triggered mass extinction events and influenced the evolution of marine life.  
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  • Leading mathematicians address climate change at School of Mathematical Sciences workshop

    24 Jun 2022
    Leading mathematicians address climate change at School of Mathematical Sciences workshop

    An exciting workshop featuring international experts in the field of dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, and applications to climate dynamics and modern optoelectronics took place in the School of Mathematical Sciences recently.

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  • Mathematics Awards - May 29th 2022

    29 May 2022
    Mathematics Awards - May 29th 2022

    It all adds up at the Mathematics Awards in Cork

    A perpetual cup was brought by car from Maynooth,  winners’ plaques arrived by train and bicycle from Dublin, posters and diplomas were being printed in Cork and a young piano performer was stepping out of a flight from London, while one hundred people of all ages from across the country were headed to the Aula Maxima of the University College Cork on May 29th.

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  • The 11th European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

    11 May 2022
    The 11th European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

    The 11th European Girls Mathematical Olympiad  -  6th-12th April 2022, Eger, Hungary

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  • SEFS Postgraduate Publication of the Year 2021

    11 Mar 2022
    SEFS Postgraduate Publication of the Year 2021

    Andrew Flynn: Awardee of the SEFS Postgraduate Publication of the Year 2021

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  • Internship Programme

    02 Mar 2022
    Internship Programme

    The University College Cork School of Mathematical Sciences Internship Programme is a funded summer research programme intended for students in mathematics who are in their late undergraduate studies (enrolled as 2nd year, 3rd year students). This is an exciting opportunity for students who would like to gain first-hand experience of life as a researcher in the School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Cork. These internships will be titled either Boole Internship, or 1951 Internshipdepending on whether the project is mathematical, or statistical, in nature.

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