The next two films in our' Show Me the Maths' series demonstrate two contrasting aspects of the mathematics that we do here in Oxford.
In the first, Josh Bull, talks about the challenge of making mathematical models have application to real patient data, in Josh's case in the field of oncology. In the second, Nathan Creighton discusses his work on Dirichlet-L functions.
Mathematical oncologists apply mathematical and computational models to every aspect of cancer biology, from tumor initiation to malignant spread and treatment response. A substantial amount of medical research now focuses on the molecular biology of individual tumors to selectively target pathways involved in tumor progression, leading to careful manipulation of these pathways, and new cell-specific approaches to cancer therapy are now being developed.
Mathematicians seek truth, beauty and elegance, in mathematics itself and in our work with researchers studying fundamental questions in a host of other disciplines. We pursue excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and the communication of mathematics.
The education of the mathematicians of the future is at the heart of our mission. Our wide range of courses at undergraduate and graduate level offers an outstanding training in maths and its links to other disciplines.