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Positions available in Statistics

Friday 05 April 2019

We are advertising for 4 positions in the Division of Statistics: Chair, Senior Lecturer/Reader, 4-year Associate Lecturer, 1-year Associate Lecturer.  Closing date 26th April.

9th Coronal Loops Workshop

Wednesday 13 March 2019

The 9th Coronal Loops Workshop will be held at the University of St Andrews on 11th - 14th June 2019. 

Major statistics award for Prof Buckland

Monday 04 March 2019

Professor Steve Buckland has been awarded the Guy Medal in Gold of the Royal Statistical Society.

Conference on Geophysical and Astrophysical Vortex Interactions

Tuesday 22 January 2019

An international conference on Geophysical and Astrophysical Vortex Interactions will be held at the University of St Andrews on 11-14 June 2019.

School gets Athena SWAN Award

Thursday 25 October 2018

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has achieved a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality.

Big European grant to study the Sun

Thursday 25 October 2018

The School, through lead researcher Dr Vasilis Archontis, has been awarded a major share of a €11.2 million ERC grant for 'The Whole Sun Project’

Kamilla Rekvényi wins BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize

Monday 01 October 2018

Congratulations to Kamilla Rekvényi on winning the British Society for the History of Mathematics Undergraduate Essay Prize.

Two Lectureships in Applied Mathematics

Thursday 28 June 2018

Our School is currently advertising two lectureships in Applied Mathematics.

Visiting Fellowship in History of Mathematics at St Andrews

Tuesday 01 May 2018

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews invites applications to its new Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowship scheme for the academic year 2018-19.

Kenneth Falconer appointed to Regius Chair of Mathematics

Monday 26 February 2018

Professor Kenneth Falconer has been appointed to the Regius Chair of Mathematics by Her Majesty the Queen.

PhD studentship

Thursday 25 January 2018

A joint PhD studentship with the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences is currently available - closing date March 9th 2018.

Orientation Week 2017

Friday 08 September 2017

The School of Mathematics and Statistics will host a number of events for new and returning students during Orientation Week, 11-15 September 2017.

Maths Week Scotland – 11th-16th September

Monday 04 September 2017

A number of events will take place in St Andrews and Dundee to celebrate Maths Week Scotland as part of a new nationwide initiative by the Scottish Government to showcase the beauty and creativity of mathematics.

Temporary Associate Lecturer in Mathematics

Monday 14 August 2017

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is looking to recruit a fixed term Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) to engage in teaching a selection of courses.

New posts in Statistics

Tuesday 25 July 2017

We are looking for outstanding statisticians to expand our research base in Statistics. Applications are invited from candidates at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader levels.

St Andrews mathematician wins prestigious LMS prize

Thursday 29 June 2017

Professor Peter Cameron of the School of Mathematics and Statistics has been awarded the 2017 Senior Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society.

Special Lecture on James Clark Maxwell

Friday 19 May 2017

Honorary graduand Professor Malcolm Longair, astrophysist and former Astronomer Royal for Scotland, will give a Special Lecture entitled ‘Maxwell and the Mechanical Origins of Maxwell’s Equations’  at 10.30am on Friday 23rd June in Physics Lecture Theatre A.

Scottish Partial Differential Equation Colloquium

Monday 15 May 2017

Tommaso Lorenzi and Chandrasekhar Venkataraman are organising the Fifth Scottish PDE Colloquium in St Andrews on 8th and 9th June.

Major International Statistics Conference at St Andrews

Friday 24 February 2017

CREEM will be hosting the premier international conference on Ecological Statistics in St Andrews in 2018.

Scottish Combinatorics Meeting 2017

Friday 03 February 2017

Prof Nik Ruskuc and Dr Sophie Huczynska are organising the Scottish Combinatorics Meeting in St Andrews on 24th and 25th April.

Major Conferences to be held in St Andrews

Monday 28 November 2016

The BMC and BAMC, which are the main annual UK meetings for pure mathematics and for applied mathematics, will both be held in St Andrews in 2018.

TakeAIM Prize

Monday 28 November 2016

PhD student Linnea Franssen has been awarded the 2016 TakeAIM Prize of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering

Hannes Alfvén Medal

Monday 28 November 2016

Prof Eric Priest has been awarded the 2017 Hannes Alfvén Medal by the European Geophysical Union.

Orientation Week 2016

Friday 02 September 2016

Information about taking place in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

Young Researchers in Mathematics 2016

Monday 25 July 2016

YRM 2016 takes place from 1st-4th Aug 2016 in the physics dept. All welcome to attend talks and public lecture by Prof Michael Edgeworth McIntyre.

Sarnak Conference

Friday 17 June 2016

Sarnak Fest will take place in the School of Mathematics & Statistics on Saturday 25th June 2016 to celebrate Prof Peter Sarnak's honorary degree.

London Mathematical Society Hirst Lecture

Thursday 14 April 2016

Professor Edmund F. Robertson (St Andrews) will give the inaugural Hirst Lecture at St Andrews on Wednesday 20 April 2016. 


Wednesday 02 December 2015

We are advertising for a Lecturer/Reader in Mathematics.

PhD Scholarships

Friday 06 November 2015

New agreement with China Scholarship Council to provide up to 30 studentships to pursue PhD studies in St Andrews.

Chair in Statistics

Monday 07 September 2015

We are advertising for a Chair in Statistics.

New Teaching Fellow

Friday 04 September 2015

Dr Antonia Wilmot-Smith joins us as a Teaching Fellow.

Royal Astronomical Society Chapman Medal

Thursday 23 July 2015

Prof Alan Hood has been awarded the RAS Chapman Medal for geophysics for 2015.

London Mathematical Society Hirst Prize and Lectureship

Friday 03 July 2015

Edmund Robertson and John O'Connor have jointly been awarded the LMS Hirst Prize 2015. Edmund Robertson has been awarded the LMS Hirst Lectureship 2015.

New Regius and Gregory Professors appointed

Thursday 07 May 2015

Two leading mathematicians who have been appointed to prestigious named chairs have commenced their appointments within days of each other.

UK Undergrad of the Year award

Friday 01 May 2015

Katy Barlow, a joint Mathematics and Economics student, has been awarded UK Undergrad of the Year for Maths, Economics and Finance.

University Teaching Awards success

Thursday 30 April 2015

Dr Martyn Quick has won this year's University Teaching Excellence Award and Prof Peter Cameron an award for Teaching Innovation.

Laidlaw Internship Programme

Wednesday 26 November 2014

The University is launching an exciting new Undergraduate internship programme.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Thursday 25 September 2014

School of Mathematics & Statistics awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Orientation Week 2014

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Information about Orientation Week events taking place in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

Regius Professor of Mathematics

Thursday 14 August 2014

We are advertising for a Regius Professor of Mathematics. 

Guardian League Table 2014

Thursday 26 June 2014

Mathematics in St Andrews placed 1st in Guardian League Table

British Science Festival Award Lecture

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Professor Ineke De Moortel has been selected to present the Lord Kelvin Award Lecture at the British Science Festival.


Wednesday 02 December 2015

We are advertising for a Lecturer/Reader in Pure Mathematics.