Department of Physics and Mathematics


Aaliyah Adeyemo

Why study Mathematics?

venn diagramMathematics is the fundamental language of nature. It underlies our knowledge of all sciences; from the subatomic quantum world, to the evolution of distant galaxies.

Mathematics gives us a way to quantify uncertainty, and to use knowledge of the past to predict the future of complex systems such as the global financial markets.

The logical beauty of mathematical theorems has contributed to the enduring appeal of mathematics and has attracted the finest minds from Isaac Newton to Andrew Wiles.

Figure: The famous Venn diagram – named after John Venn, who was born in Hull in 1834. 

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