Over 375 young mathematicians have signed a letter sent to the Prime Minister to express their concern about the recent funding decisions taken by EPSRC regarding the funding of postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics.

The letter, organized by David Holmes, a Ph.D. student at Warwick, is the result of several weeks’ effort, with more Ph.D. students and young researchers signing every day.

The full text of the letter and list of signatories is below. Links to the letter, press release, and related documents can be found on the website EPSRC Funding Crisis: Mathematical Sciences.

**On behalf of the UK young researcher community in mathematics: EPSRC funding decisions.**

Dear Prime Minister,

On behalf of the UK young researcher community in mathematics, we are writing to express our concern about the recent funding decisions taken by EPSRC regarding the funding of postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics. Consistent with the recommendations of the International Review of Mathematics [1] organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), we presume that the aim of EPSRC funding is to maintain diversity within mathematics and to encourage the best researchers in all areas of mathematics to work in the UK.

No doubt you are aware how mathematics of all kinds underpins all of modern technology from medical imaging to internet transactions; as a recent example, algebraic topology is now being applied to analysing complex data [2]. We as a group are embarking on careers which we hope will continue the strong UK tradition of excellence across all fields of mathematics.

We observe that in contrast to this, the EPSRC has resolved that their ‘fellowships will no longer be universally available in all areas … but rather that priorities will be identified’ [3]. In particular, the current round of fellowships will only be available to researchers in the area of statistics and applied probability. This seems incompatible with the intention to attract the best researchers in all fields. It is not plausible that this will encourage the best young researchers to move into the EPSRC’s preferred area; specialisation begins around the second year of an undergraduate degree, so that by the completion of a PhD a young researcher has had around 6-7 years of intensive specialised training in their chosen discipline, and cannot rapidly switch fields to accommodate the desires of the EPSRC. It is furthermore neither desirable nor realistic to expect second year undergraduates to pick their specialities according to the availability of funding (which might change in the course of the next 6 or 7 years anyway). Instead of winning the most promising people for the areas EPSRC wants to support, this policy will drive many of them abroad.

The timing of the fellowships offered by the EPSRC is also not well suited to the aim of attracting outstanding young researchers; decisions are made after those for US fellowships, so that the best candidates are routinely forced to withdraw from the EPSRC competition to accept offers from the US.

Overall, we find the actions of the EPSRC incompatible with its aims; it seems to have little regard for obtaining the best value for (public) money, or for developing mathematics capability in the UK to the greatest benefit of its citizens, as detailed in the EPSRC-organised International Review of Mathematical Sciences.

We see this as a consequence of a failure of the EPSRC to either communicate with mathematicians, or to listen to the recommendations of their own International Review. Further evidence of this is provided by the recent letter from the Review panel to the EPSRC stating that ‘the limitation imposed on fellowship sub-areas is inconsistent with both the emphatic ‘unity’ viewpoint in our report, and with our expressed concerns about weaknesses in the UK mathematical sciences career pipeline.'[4]

We therefore request that you strongly encourage the EPSRC both to consult more actively, and to act in line with the results of these consultations.

[1] http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/pubs/corporate/intrevs/2010maths/Pages/default.aspx

[2] http://comptop.stanford.edu/

[3] Letter from Philippa Hemmings of EPSRC to the heads of UK mathematics departments, explaining EPSRC’s policy of Shaping Capability.

[4] Letter from Margaret Wright of the International Review panel to David Delpy, Chief Executive of EPSRC, protesting against EPSRC’s July 2011 policy on fellowships.

The following 383 cosignatories represent a wide range of research fields including Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis and PDEs, Category Theory, Combinatorics, Complexity, Differential Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Financial Maths, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Geometric Analysis, Integrable Systems, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Logic, Mathematical Physics, Number theory, Numerical Analysis, Probability, Quantum Information & Foundations, Representation Theory, Statistics, Theoretical Physics, Topology.

**Matthew Adamson**, Mathematical Biology, University of Leicester

**Nicolas Addington**, Algebraic Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Sergios Agapiou**, Bayesian Inverse Problems/PDEs, University of Warwick

**Sabri Al-Safi**, Quantum Information & Foundations, University of Cambridge

**Rafael Alcaraz**, Dynamical Systems, University of Manchester

**Theofanis Alexoudas**, Algebra, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London)

**Abdullah Alshammari**, Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

**Don Praveen Amarasinghe**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Hafiz Junaid Anjum**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge

**Raphael Assier**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Sarah Astill**, Algebra, University of Bristol

**Aistis Atminas**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Andrew Bailey**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Birmingham

**Simon Baker**, Dynamical Systems, University of Manchester

**Leonardo Baldassini**, Information Theory, University of Bristol

**Jessica Banks**, Topology, University of Oxford

**Robert Barham**, Mathematical Logic, University of Leeds

**Nathan Barker**, Algebra, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

**Andrew Barwell**, Dynamical Systems, University of Bristol

**David Bate**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Mariano Beguerisse**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Mark Bell**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Gwyn Bellamy**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Marie Bjerrum**, Category Theory, University of Cambridge

**Luke Blackbourn**, Fluid Dynamics, University of St Andrews

**Florian Block**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Thomas Bloom**, Number Theory, University of Bristol

**Adam Bohn**, Combinatorics, Queen Mary, University of London (University of London)

**Christopher Bowman**, Algebra, University of Cambridge

**Paul Bradley**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**David Bradley-Williams**, Algebra, University of Leeds

**Ed Brambley**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge

**Lukas Brantner**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Daniel Brattan**, Mathematical Physics, University of Durham

**Charles Brett**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Lorna Brightmore**, Mathematical Physics, University of Bristol

**Neil Bristow**, Dynamical Systems, Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University (Denmark)

**Pedro Brito**, Topology, University of Aberdeen

**Edwin Broni-Mensah**, Financial Maths, University of Manchester

**Tom Brookfield**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Tara Brough**, Algebra, University of St Andrews

**Tim Browning**, Number Theory, University of Bristol

**Francis Burstall**, Differential Geometry, University of Bath

**Maria Buzano**, Differential Geometry, University of Oxford

**Jonathan Cairns**, Statistics, University of Cambridge

**John Calabrese**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford

**Alberto Camara**, Number Theory, University of Nottingham

**Andrew Chan**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Aaron Chan**, Algebra, University of Aberdeen

**Matthew Chantry**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Bristol

**Philippe Charmoy**, Probability, University of Oxford

**Maurice Chiodo**, Algebra, University of Melbourne (Australia)

**Ann Mary Chuter**, Dynamical Systems, University of Surrey

**Kate Clements**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Giulio Codogni**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Michael Coffey**, Differential Geometry, University of Warwick

**Tom Collings**, Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham

**Glen Collins**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Alex Collins**, Representation Theory, University of Bath

**Tom Collyer**, Topology, University of Warwick

**David Conlon**, Combinatorics, University of Oxford

**Donal Connolly**, Analysis and PDEs, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Panayiota Constantinou**, Statistics, University of Cambridge

**Jenny Cooley**, Number Theory, University of Warwick

**Owen Cotton-Barratt**, Topology, University of Oxford

**Thomas Cottrell**, Category Theory, University of Sheffield

**Stephen Coughlan**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Bayreuth

**Michael Cox**, Mathematical Logic, University of Birmingham

**Sarah Crowley**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Bristol

**Konrad Dabrowski**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Conor Daly**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge

**Gentiana Danila**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Paris 7 (France)

**Alastair Darby**, Topology, University of Manchester

**Justine Dattani**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Cosmin Davidescu**, Number theory, University of Cambridge

**Allison Davies**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Birmingham

**Andrew Davies**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Rhys Davies**, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

**Christina Davies**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds

**Sarah Davis**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Sarah Dawson**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds

**Laurence Edward Day**, Functional Programming, University of Nottingham

**Antoine Delmotte**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Paul Dempster**, Mathematical Physics, University of Liverpool

**Barry Devlin**, Category theory, University of Glasgow

**Cara Donnelly**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Aristomenis Donos**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Tom Ducat**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Andrew Duncan**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Melissa Duncan**, Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford

**Michael Dymond**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Birmingham

**Tom Eccles**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Almut Eisentraeger**, Numerical Analysis, University of Oxford

**Jonathan Elliott**, Category Theory, University of Sheffield

**Bernhard Elsner**, Logic, University of Oxford

**Nina Embleton**, Scientific Computing, University of Birmingham

**Joshua Erde**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Jonathan Evans**, Differential Geometry, Currently at ETH Zurich, was intending to return to UK at the end of this postdoc

**Ben Fairbairn**, Algebra, Birkbeck College (University of London)

**Andrea Fanelli**, Algebraic Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Khadija Farooq**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Terry Farrelly**, Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Joanna Fawcett**, Algebra, University of Cambridge

**Dankrad Feist**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Andrew Ferguson**, Dynamical Systems, University of Bristol

**Joel Fine**, Differential Geometry, University Campus Suffolk

**Jonit Fischmann**, Probability, Queen Mary, University of London

**Peter Ford**, Fluid dynamics, University of Cambridge

**Guido Franchetti**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Benjamin Franz**, Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

**Robert Fryer**, Complex Dynamics, University of Warwick

**Meurig Gallagher**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Birmingham

**Ana Garcia Pulido**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Daniele Garrisi**, Analysis and PDEs, POSTECH (South Korea)

**Davoud Ghatei**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Jeffrey Giansiracusa**, Topology, Swansea University (University of Wales)

**Gregor Giesen**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**William Giles**, Dynamical Systems, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Kristoffer Glover**, Financial Maths, University of Manchester

**Alexander Goater**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Bristol

**Hadi Godazgar**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Mahdi Godazgar**, Theoretical physics, University of Cambridge

**Marco Golla**, Topology, University of Cambridge

**Robert Goss**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Olga Goulko**, Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Frank Gounelas**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford

**Gary Greaves**, Number theory, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London)

**Nicholas Greer**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Simon Griffiths**, Combinatorics, IMPA (ex University of Cambridge)

**Sergey Grigorian**, Differential Geometry, Stony Brook University (United States)

**Rhiannon Gwyn**, Theoretical Physics, King’s College London (University of London)

**Alan Hammond**, Probability, University of Oxford

**Esen Hanac**, Differential Geometry, University of Birmingham

**Thomas Hardcastle**, Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge

**Adam Harper**, Number theory, University of Cambridge

**Heather Harrington**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Richard Harris**, Differential Geometry, University of Cambridge

**William Hart**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**John Haslegrave**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**David Haw**, Complexity, University of Bristol

**Laurence George Demosthenis Hawke**, Mathematical Physics, University of Leeds

**Umar Hayat**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Andriy Haydys**, Differential Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Sebastian Helmensdorfer**, Differential Geometry, University of Warwick

**Matthew Hennessy**, Applied mathematics, University of Oxford

**Marion Hesse**, Probability, University of Bath

**Chris Heunen**, Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford

**Jan Hladky**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Ben Hoare**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Moritz Hoegner**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Charlie Hogg**, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge

**David Holmes**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**Andreas Holmstrom**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Julian Holstein**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Christopher Hopper**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Oxford

**David Howden**, Algebra, University of Warwick

**Thomas Hudson**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Oxford

**Spencer Hughes**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Cambridge

**Gareth Hurst**, Mathematical Biology, University of Leeds

**Noel Hustler**, Mathematical Physics, University of Edinburgh

**Sohail Iqbal**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Astrid Jahn**, Algebra, University of Glasgow

**Adam James**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Rollo Jenkins**, Representation Theory, University of Edinburgh

**Thomas Johnson**, Biofluiddynamics, University of Birmingham

**Marianne Johnson**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Elinor Jones**, Statistics, University of Leicester

**Stephen Jones**, Theoretical Physics, University of Liverpool

**Michael Joyce**, Financial Maths, Institute of Actuaries

**Seung-Jo Jung**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Ilya Kachkovskiy**, Analysis and PDEs, King’s College London (University of London)

**Dintle Kagiso**, Dynamical Systems, University of Warwick

**Tristan Kalloniatis**, Number theory, King’s College London (University of London)

**Konstantinos Karagiannis**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Alexander Kasprzyk**, Algebraic Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Tatjana Kecojevic**, Statistics, University of Manchester

**Mitchel T. Keller**, Combinatorics, London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)

**Adrian Kent**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Charlotte Kestner**, Model theory, University of Leeds

**Konstantin Kisil**, Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Anastasia Kisil**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Georgie Knight**, Dynamical Systems, Queen Mary, University of London

**Sebastian Koch**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Sotiris Konstantinou-Rizos**, Integrable Systems, University of Leeds

**Martijn Kool**, Algebraic Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Roald Koudenburg**, Algebraic Topology, University of Sheffield

**Achilleas Kryftis**, Category Theory, University of Cambridge

**Andre Kueh**, Statistics, University of Cambridge

**Teresa Kyrke-Smith**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Oxford

**Kei Fong Lam**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Ben Lambert**, Geometric Analysis, University of Durham

**Jack Lamplugh**, Number theory, University of Cambridge

**Julien Landel**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Cambridge

**John Lapinskas**, Combinatorics, University of Birmingham

**Hiu-Fai Law**, Combinatorics, University of Oxford

**Daniel Lawson**, Statistics, University of Bristol

**Chern-Yang Lee**, Number theory, University of Nottingham

**Benjamin Leslie**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Edinburgh

**Martin Lester**, Logic & Computation, University of Oxford

**Sarah Lilienthal**, Probability, University of Cambridge

**Guilherme Frederico Lima de Carvalho e Silva**, Category Theory, University of Cambridge

**Lijing Lin**, Numerical Analysis, University of Manchester

**Allan Lo**, Combinatorics, University of Birmingham

**Acyr Locatelli**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Bath

**Warren Lockhart**, Mathematical Physics, University of Liverpool

**David Loeffler**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**Eoin Long**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Daniel Loughran**, Number theory, University of Bristol

**Ross Lund**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Bristol

**Damiano Lupi**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Andrew Macpherson**, Algebraic Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Pravin Madhavan**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Emanuel Malek**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Sara Maloni**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Tony Mann**, Algebra, I am signing this in a private capacity

**Dionyssis Mantzavinos**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Cambridge

**Jesus Martinez Garcia**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Edinburgh

**Lilian Matthiesen**, Number theory, University of Bristol

**Sheila McCann**, Dynamical Systems, University of Leicester

**David McCormick**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Damon McDougall**, Inverse problems, University of Warwick

**Andrew McDowell**, Combinatorics, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London)

**Justin McInroy**, Algebra, University of Oxford

**Robert Mckemey**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Ciaran Meachan**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Edinburgh

**Kitty Meeks**, Combinatorics, University of Oxford

**David Mendes da Costa**, Number theory, University of Bristol

**Stephen Metcalfe**, Numerical Methods for PDEs, University of Leicester

**Vipin Michael**, Applied Mathematics: Fluid Dynamics, University of Birmingham

**Stephen Miller**, Topology, No longer active in research

**Paul Mitchener**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Sheffield

**Philip Moor**, Mathematical Physics, University of Warwick

**Luke Morgan**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Cara Morgan**, Industrial Mathematical Modelling, University of Oxford

**Rob Morris**, Combinatorics, IMPA (ex University of Cambridge)

**Paul Mortimer**, Combinatorics, Queen Mary, University of London

**Serena Murru**, Algebra, University of Sheffield

**David Naughton**, Dynamical Systems, University of Manchester

**Jonathan Nelson**, Algebra, University of Cambridge

**Rachel Newton**, Number theory, University of Cambridge

**James Newton**, Number theory, University of Cambridge

**William Nollett**, Probability, University of Warwick

**Réamonn Ó Buachalla**, Noncommutative Geometry, Queen Mary, University of London

**Neave O’Clery**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Beverley O’Neill**, Topology, University of Manchester

**Chris Oates**, Statistics, University of Warwick

**Rosalind Oglethorpe**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Matthias Ohst**, Differential Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Goncalo Oliveira**, Differential Geometry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Thomas Oliver**, Number theory, University of Nottingham

**Christoph Ortner**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Georg Ostrovski**, Dynamical Systems, University of Warwick

**John Ottem**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Martin Palmer**, Topology, University of Oxford

**Christiana Pantelidou**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Kyriakos Paridis**, Mathematical Physics, University of Manchester

**Chris Parker**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Kim Howard Parker**, Mathematical Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Amar Parmar**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Warwick

**Pras Pathmanathan**, Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

**Alex Paulin**, Number theory, University of Nottingham

**Sam Pegler**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Yuchen Pei**, Probability, University of Warwick

**Christian Perfect**, Algebra, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

**Laurence Perreault Levasseur**, Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Jennifer Pestana**, Numerical Analysis, University of Oxford

**Oleg Pikhurko**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Nathan Prabhu-Naik**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Glasgow

**Luigi Previdi**, Algebra, University of Nottingham

**Jonathan Pridham**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**David Pryce**, Fluid dynamics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Michal Przykucki**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Tom Pugh**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Chris Purcell**, Combinatorics, University of Warwick

**Soma Purkait**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**Yu Qiu**, Algebra, University of Bath

**Victoria Quigley**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Sheffield

**Muhammad Imran Qureshi**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford

**Anas Ahmad Rana**, Complexity Science, University of Warwick

**Oscar Randal-Williams**, Topology, University of Copenhagen

**Tom Ranner**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Kolyan Ray**, Statistics, University of Cambridge

**Thomas Reeve**, Numerical Analysis, University of Birmingham

**Luke Reger**, Number theory, University of Nottingham

**Felix Rehren**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Paul Richmond**, Theoretical Physics, King’s College London (University of London)

**Filip Rindler**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Cambridge

**Norman Rink**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Kieran Roberts**, Algebra, University of Birmingham

**Alice Rogers**, Mathematical Physics, King’s College London (University of London)

**Michaela Puck Rombach**, Combinatorics, University of Oxford

**Omri Ross**, Financial Maths, University of Cambridge

**Ilia Roustemoglou**, Integrable Systems, Loughborough University

**Ana Rovi**, Differential Geometry, University of Glasgow

**Carmen Rovi**, Topology, University of Edinburgh

**Florian Rupp**, Dynamical Systems, Technical University Munich (Germany)

**Jamie Sandells**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Birmingham

**David P. Sanders**, Dynamical Systems, National Autonomous University of Mexico

**Taro Sano**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Julia Sauter**, Algebra, University of Leeds

**David Saxton**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Laura Schaposnik**, Differential Geometry, University of Oxford

**Michael Schaub**, Complexity, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Saul Schleimer**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Volker Schlue**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Cambridge

**Dirk Schlueter**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford

**Olaf Schreiber**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Michael Scott**, SPDE/Analysis/PDE, University of Warwick

**Michael Selig**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Jason Semeraro**, Algebra, University of Oxford

**Bati Sengul**, Probability, University of Cambridge

**Akram Shalabi**, Statistics, King’s College London (University of London)

**Alexander Shannon**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Thomas Sharland**, Dynamical Systems, University of Warwick

**Ben Sharp**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Nick Sharples**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Jonathan Simmons**, Fluid Dynamics, University of Birmingham

**Shavak Sinanan**, Algebra, University of Warwick

**Alessandro Sisto**, Topology, University of Oxford

**Paul Smith**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Maxim Sølund Kirsebom**, Dynamical Systems, University of Bristol

**Julian Sonner**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Gareth Speight**, Analysis and PDEs, University of Warwick

**Matthew Spencer**, Algebra Queen Mary, University of London

**James Sprittles**, Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham

**Katherine Staden**, Combinatorics, University of Birmingham

**Amanda Stagg**, High Energy Physics, University of Cambridge

**Katie Steckles**, Topology, University of Manchester

**Georgios Stergianopoulos**, Game Theory, University of Warwick

**Jacopo Stoppa**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Sergii Strelchuk**, Quantum Information & Foundations, University of Cambridge

**Marco Streng**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**Dayal Strub**, Mathematical Physics, University of Warwick

**Robert Style**, Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford

**Pablo Suarez-Serrato** (PhD Cantab), Differential Geometry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

**Tom Sutherland**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford

**Andrew Swan**, Mathematical Logic, University of Leeds

**Rupert Swarbrick**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Mike Swarbrick Jones**, Number theory, University of Bristol

**Kirsty Syder**, Number theory, University of Nottingham

**Ta Sheng Tan**, Combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Robert Tang**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Stephen Tate**, Mathematical Physics, University of Warwick

**Jay Taylor**, Algebra, University of Aberdeen

**Christopher Taylor**, Financial Maths, Barclays Capital

**Robert Teed**, Mathematical Physics, University of Leeds

**Damiano Testa**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

**Ashok Thillaisundaram**, Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Teruji Thomas**, Representation Theory, University of Edinburgh

**Adam Thomas**, Algebra, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**James Thompson**, Probability, University of Warwick

**Scott Thomson**, Geometry/Geometric Group Theory, University of Durham

**Matthew Tointon**, Additive combinatorics, University of Cambridge

**Giuseppe Torri**, Theoretical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Paul Towers**, Mathematical Physics, University of Leicester

**Sofia Trejo**, Dynamical Systems, University of Warwick

**James Turner**, Optimization, University of Birmingham

**Charlotte Turner**, Number theory, University of Warwick

**Linda Uruchurtu**, Mathematical Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Muhammad Usman**, Analysis and PDEs, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Daniel Vasey**, Algebra, University of Manchester

**Christina Vasilakopoulou**, Category Theory, University of Cambridge

**Charles Vial**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Cambridge

**Tamara von Glehn**, Category Theory, University of Cambridge

**Richard Wade**, Topology, University of Oxford

**George Walker**, Number theory, University of Bristol

**James Walton**, Topology, University of Leicester

**Yixin Wan**, Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge

**Christopher Warner**, Dynamical Systems, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

**Richard Webb**, Topology, University of Warwick

**Robert Wells**, Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge

**Ansgar Wenzel**, Topology, University of Sussex

**Matthew White**, Combinatorics, University of Oxford

**Ben Willey**, Probability, University of Bristol

**Rasmus Wissmann**, Financial Maths, University of Oxford

**Julia Wolf**, Number theory, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

**Hannah Woodall**, Mathematical Biology, University of Bath

**Francis Woodhouse**, Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge

**Thomas Woolley**, Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

**Colin Wright**, Combinatorics Director, Denbridge Marine Ltd

**Aneta Wroblewska**, Cryptography, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland

**Elena Yudovina**, Probability, University of Cambridge

**Mariano Zeron-Medina**, Algebra, University of Cambridge

**Shengtian Zhou**, Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick

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