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The Mathematics & Physics Category

Mathematics and Physics have been judged together as a single category at The Undergraduate Awards since 2012. Over the course of the past five years, we have received over 500 papers exploring all aspects of these disciplines, including astrophysics, geophysics and theoretical physics.

Entries for this category must be within the 5,000 word limit, and have received a 2.1/A grade.


In 2016 this category was won by Jamie Hargreaves from the University of Manchester. His paper, ‘The Role of Antisotropy in Nonlinear Elastic Models of Skin’ impressed the judging panel with its interdisciplinary approach, encompassing Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Computing. It was also praised for

“its focus on the application of fundamental basic sciences in everyday life experiences”.


Previous winning papers have modelled the reintegration of released prisoners (Shaza Alsibaai, King Abdulaziz University; 2016 Regional Winner) and explored the use of metal nanoparticles for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (Cleo Harvey, Dublin City University; 2015 Global Winner).


We are looking forward to seeing the submissions to this year’s Mathematics & Physics Category and seeing the innovative research carried out by undergraduate students around the world.


If you would like to find out how to submit, click here.


If you would like to get involved as a judge for this or any other panel, click here.

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