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Keep up to date with the latest news from the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Professor Rod Downey being awarded the Rutherford Medal by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, at 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa

    Logic, Maths and Modern Society

    2018 Rutherford Medalist Professor Rod Downey FRSNZ discusses how we are living in the most mathematical age of all time, because of computers.

  • Stephen Marsland, wearing a blue hoodie, leans against a tree with green vegetation behind him.

    Conservation by numbers

    New Zealand has amazing birdlife: nocturnal parrots, birds that can't fly, unique and beguiling birdsong, and varieties that turn up after 50 years of being thought extinct.

  • Kaikōura Earthquake research suggests new approach to earthquake forecasting

    New research led by Victoria University of Wellington geophysicist Associate Professor Simon Lamb, and involving Associate Professor Richard Arnold from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has revealed how understanding the events leading up to the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake may lead to a different approach to forecasting earthquakes.