Department of Mathematics

Posts about the history of the Department of Mathematics at LSE.

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    A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part three 1998-2010

A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part three 1998-2010

In the final instalment of the mini-series, Norman Biggs concludes his brief history of mathematics at LSE. 
Previous instalments of this brief history have described how LSE recruited a group of mathematicians in 1966 and set up a small Department of Mathematics in 1994. At the start of the 1998-99 session the Department was still small, but hopeful. The Department […]

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    A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part two 1988-1998

A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part two 1988-1998

In the second part of a mini-series, Norman Biggs, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics, gives a brief history of mathematics at LSE. He covers the structure of the department, the move away from the traditional BSc (Econ), and development of Mathematics as a degree in its own right.

At the start of the academic year 1988/89 the Sub-Department of Mathematics […]

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    A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part one 1895-1987

A brief history of Mathematics at LSE – part one 1895-1987

In the first part of a new mini-series, Norman Biggs, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics, gives a brief history of mathematics at LSE. He covers the period from the foundation of LSE and evolution of the teaching of statistics, to the creation of the first Chair of Mathematics and a new BSc in the 1960s, finishing with changes afoot […]

Norman Biggs and the History of Mathematics course at LSE

The Department of Mathematics established its first History of Mathematics course in 2012. Five years later, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Norman Biggs shares the story behind the founding of the course and the people involved in making it the success it is today.

By about 2010 the fledgling Mathematics Department at LSE had grown to the point where it could be […]