History and heritage
We have a long, proud history, with many distinguished mathematicians playing a role in our story.
The Department of Mathematics was formed in 2004 with the merger of the mathematics Departments of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST.
It brought together two Departments of similar size and academic strength. Both were home to many famous mathematicians, from 'the creator of modern computing' Alan Turing to Sir Horace Lamb.
Their collective academic achievements set a standard to which we continue to strive today: