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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics



The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) is one of two Mathematics Departments at the University of Cambridge, the other being the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). The two departments together constitute the Faculty of Mathematics, and are responsible for the teaching of Mathematics and its applications within the Mathematical Tripos.

DPMMS was created in 1964 under the headship of Sir William Hodge.  The Statistical Laboratory, originally created in 1947, is a Sub-Department of DPMMS. DPMMS supports research across a wide range of pure mathematics to probability and statistics. 

DPMMS currently has about 50 academic staff, about 45 postdoctoral staff and about 90 research students, supported by around 10 professional and support staff.

Mathematics at Cambridge ranks consistently highly for teaching and research in comparison with its peers, for instance in QS World Rankings and the last Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Contact information

The Head of DPMMS is James Norris

The Departmental Administrator is Vivien Gruar

  • Telephone: +44 1223 765000 (international) 01223 765000 (UK)
  • Fax: +44 1223 765900 (CMS reception)

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Wilberforce Road,